Sessions announces bid to reclaim his old Senate seat

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he was running to reclaim the U.S. Senate seat from Alabama he left to join President Trump’s administration.

Sessions, who was pushed out after facing criticism from Trump for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, joins a crowded Republican primary field seeking the nomination to challenge Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat in a staunchly Republican state.

Sessions was an early Trump supporter but is not expected to get White House backing for his run.

“As everyone knows, President Trump and I have had our ups and downs,” Sessions said in his first campaign ad. “But here’s the important part: the President is doing great work for America.”

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