REPORT: Jeff Sessions About To Launch Senate Bid

The Hill reports:

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce plans to run for his former Senate seat before Friday, two sources told The Hill. A source who is in regular contact with Sessions said Wednesday there is “99 percent certainty he will announce today or tomorrow.”

A separate source familiar with Sessions’s plans told The Hill that the former Alabama senator “will come out forcefully in support of [President] Trump’s agenda while denouncing Democrats’ impeachment efforts. And steps have already begun to hire campaign staff.”

The deadline to file for the Senate race is Friday. Rick Dearborn, a former top aide to Sessions, declined to comment on whether his former boss would announce a bid in the coming days. Jumping into the Alabama race would put a national focus on Sessions’s rocky relationship with Trump.