Leading the Republican field in Alabama is former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville with over 30% support currently.
A potential wild card came out of the conventional wisdom deck in Alabama this week when reports surfaced that former senator and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may want his Senate seat back.
Mr. Sessions “has been taking meetings and making calls regarding a run for his old Senate seat,” according to YellowHammer News, an Alabama website. “He is now strongly considering mounting a candidacy.” Qualifying for the 2020 Senate race ends Nov. 8.
Mr. Sessions would be seeking the seat he vacated in 2017 to become President Trump’s first attorney general. His resignation prompted a special election that year, which was won by Democrat Doug Jones after stories broke that his Republican opponent, former state supreme court Justice Roy Moore had sexually assaulted young women decades ago when he was beginning his legal career.
Those allegations, which became a dominant topic in national news, were instrumental in Mr. Jones squeezing out a 2-point victory over Mr. Moore, who is running again in 2020 but has thus far attracted little media attention.