Jeff Sessions announces he’s running for his old Alabama Senate seat

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Jeff Sessions said Thursday that he was entering the race for his old Senate seat.

The former attorney general praised President Trump in a YouTube video that announced his Alabama Senate run — claiming that he’s “battled liberals” all of his life.

“When President Trump took on Washington, only one Senator out of a hundred had the courage to stand with him: me,” Sessions said in a statement on his campaign site.

“I was the first to support President Trump. I was his strongest advocate. I still am. We must make America great again,” he added.

Sessions, 72, left the Senate to serve as President Trump’s first Attorney General before resigning a little more than a year into his role.

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The former senator was a fierce Trump loyalist during the 2016 campaign, but his relationship with the president deteriorated when he recused himself from the investigation into Trump’s contacts with Russia ahead of the election.

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

Sessions will have to beat ex-Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to become the GOP nominee for the seat.

Moore ran to replace Sessions when he vacated his seat, only to be beaten by a Democrat when a number of sexual misconduct allegations against him were revealed.

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