Seeking comback, Sessions faces Tuberville in Alabama race

Seeking comback, Sessions faces Tuberville in Alabama race

President Donald Trump long ago took a side in the Republican primary for this year's U.S. Senate race in Alabama: former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, who's facing former Sen.

President Donald Trump holds up a team jersey presented to him by Alabama coach Nick Saban after their national championship win over Georgia in 2018.

Trump has endorsed Tuberville, whose name recognition comes from his time on the sidelines at Auburn University, and turned decisively against his former Cabinet member, making direct appeals for Alabama voters to reject Sessions's candidacy. Not sought fame or fortune. Sessions responded quickly: "My honor and integrity are far more important than these juvenile insults. He won't debate. He literally is not a candidate". "You're going to have an electorate that's going to know a lot about the issues, and they're gonna really dive in and make their choice based on that".

This was after Trump tweeted, "Big Senate Race in Alabama on Tuesday".

The president weighed in again Saturday on Twitter, calling Tuberville "a victor who will never let you down" and castigating Sessions as "a disaster who has let us all down".

'Jeff Sessions is a disaster who has let us all down, ' he continued.

"We don't want him back in Washington!" he added.

Appearing on "The Story", Sessions slammed Republican Tommy Tuberville as "wrong on trade, wrong on immigration, wrong on China", and emphasized that "he's not been advocating for the Trump agenda that I have been advocating for". Their relationship soured after Sessions withdrew from the investigation of Russian Federation interference in the 2016 presidential election, a move that infuriates Trump to this day.

Trump asserted, and still laments, that Sessions should have not recused himself and should have testified on his behalf.

Sessions, for his part, was the first senator to endorse Trump in the 2016 Republican primaries while other prominent lawmakers kept the then real estate tycoon at a distance. And though he's arguably the candidate with strong records and stances on policies the White House would like to implement, Trump has made it clear he doesn't want Sessions in the Senate. The former senator was unable to prevent the Mueller investigation and the President forced him to resign.

Sessions is running for the Senate seat he gave up to be attorney general.

Yael Halon is a reporter for Fox News. The two had formed a hedge fund, managed by Stroud, a former Lehman Brothers broker.

David Mosley of Ozark greeted Sessions beside the bins of peanuts and watermelons after a campaign stop at Sweet Creek Farm Market. Doug Jones' campaign will capitalize on the scandal during the general election similarly to how they capitalized on allegations against former Chief Justice Roy Moore to win the 2017 special election to win the Senate seat vacated by Sessions to be attorney general. Sessions once held the Senate seat so securely he didn't even draw a challenger.

"Jeff Sessions is a good friend and a respected former colleague", Shelby wrote. I believe in them. "He has my full support and endorsement". The third-place finisher, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, has not endorsed in the race. Prior to that he was the state's attorney general for two years.

The Republican primary runoff is on Tuesday.

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