Jeff Sessions weighing run for Senate


IAN: TONIGHT THE A.P. IS
REPORTING THAT FORMER ALABAMA
SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS IS
SERIOUSLY CONTEMPLATING A RUN
FOR HIS OLD SEAT. IF HE WANTS TO JOIN THE ALREADY
CROWDED FIELD, HE WILL HAVE TO
QUALIFY WITH THE ALABAMA
REPUBLICAN PARTY BY NEXT FRIDAY. WVTM 13’S JEFF ELIASOPH LOOKS AT
THE IMPACT SESSIONS COULD HAVE
IN THE HOTLY CONTESTED RACE.>>MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. REPORTER: WHEN JEFF SESSIONS
AGREED TO SERVE AS ATTORNEY
GENERAL UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP
2017, A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL
THE SENATE SEAT RESULTED IN THE
ELECTION OF DEMOCRAT DOUG JONES. REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN CHAMPING
AT THE BIT TO GET THAT SEAT BACK
EVER SINCE. JEFF SESSIONS LASTED ONLY ONE
YEAR IN THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION
BEFORE HIS BRIEF STINT AS
ATTORNEY GENERAL, JEFF SESSIONS
REPRESENTED THE STATE OF ALABAMA AS HIS JUNIOR SENATOR FOR 20
YEARS. WHAT MAY HIS ENTRY INTO THE RACE
FOR HIS OLD SEAT MEAN NOW?>>A BIG CHANGE AS FAR AS WHO IS
CONSIDERED THE FRONT RUNNER
RIGHT NOW. REPORTER: POLITICAL SCIENCE
PROFESSOR MARISSA GRAYSON SAYS
SESSIONS PACKS A 12 PUNCH. HE CAN RAISE A LOT OF MONEY AND.>>WE KNOW NAME RECOGNITION IS
NOT EVERYTHING. IT’S NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO
HELP ROY MOORE FOR EXAMPLE BUT I
DO THINK IT WOULD HELP JEFF
SESSIONS. REPORTER: EARLY POLLS SHOW
FORMER AUBURN COACH TOMMY
TUBERVILLE LEADING THE
REPUBLICAN RACE BUT GRAYSON SAYS
IF PRESIDENT TRUMP AND MR. SESSIONS CAN REPAIR THEIR
FRACTURED RELATIONSHIP IT COULD
BE GOOD FOR BOTH MEN.>>BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH TRUMP HAS
TALKED ABOUT HIM BEING HIS
BIGGEST MISTAKE AS FAR AS
REFUSING — RECUSING HIMSELF
FROM THE MOLAR INVESTIGATION,
JEFF SESSIONS WOULD VOTE LARGELY IN LINE WITH WHAT TRUMP
SUPPORTS. REPORTER: JEFF SESSIONS HAS 10
DAYS TO DECIDE WHETHER HE WANTS
TO RETURN TO PUBLIC LIFE AND TRY
TO RETURN TO THE U.S. SENATE.

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