Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to launch a bid for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, according to multiple reports, and the Republican's announcement could come as soon as Thursday.
Sessions resigned from Congress in 2017 to serve the Trump administration.
He was forced out of office last November after repeatedly clashing with Trump.
Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election paved the way for the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The Democratic incumbent, Doug Jones, narrowly won a December 2017 special election runoff to fill the remainder of Sessions' Senate term.
If Sessions does made a decision to jump in the race, however, he can count on the endorsement of Alabama's senior senator and fellow Republican Richard Shelby, Roll Call reported. The president regularly attacked Sessions in public and on Twitter.
Alabama represents the GOP's best Senate pickup opportunity in 2020, a race that "Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales" rates "Leans Republican". In that race, Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore was marred by a past allegation of sexual misconduct.
Moore is running again, but he has fallen behind the rest of the field in fundraising.
Some Republican consultants and lawmakers have questioned why Sessions was getting into the race.
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.