Sessions long held the seat he will now pursue but stepped down to serve as President Donald Trump's first attorney general. Doug Jones, and the victor of the primary will be heavily favored to win next November in a deep-red state with Trump at the top of the ticket.
Trump soured on Sessions after the attorney general recused himself from the investigation into Russian election interference and appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to head the probe. Sessions would be challenging Senator Doug Jones, who is considered the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate. Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama's 1st congressional district, has announced he is running for the seat in 2020. But after being publicly ridiculed by the president, Sessions was ousted on November 7, 2018.More news: CCB arrests two batsmen in KPL spot-fixing scandal
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Moore is running again, but he has fallen behind the rest of the field in fundraising.
Byrne, Moore, Tuberville and the two of the other top fundraisers in the race, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and state lawmaker Arnold Mooney, have all filed with the state party and qualified as candidates, according to the Alabama GOP's website.
In this May well 9, 2109, file picture, previous Legal professional Typical Jeff Sessions smiles through a farewell ceremony for Deputy Lawyer Typical Rod Rosenstein in the Fantastic Corridor at the Division of Justice in Washington.