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Sessions Fights For His Political Life, As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race

Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama’s primary election in Mobile, Ala., on March 3. He faces Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican Senate runoff. Veterans gathered recently beside the USS Alabama battleship on Mobile Bay in a show of support for former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“Let’s hear it for the man of the hour, the once and future senator from Alabama, the honorable veteran Jeff Sessions,” retired Brig. Gen. Richard Allen said in introducing Sessions.

But the crowd was sparse. And only one television camera showed up, even though the appearance was in his hometown of Mobile.

Sessions is fighting for his political life in a Republican runoff for his old Alabama Senate seat. The 73-year-old faces a political newcomer, the former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, who has a double-digit advantage, according to recent polling . The winner in Tuesday’s runoff will advance to the general election to take on Sen. Doug Jones, the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate and the GOP’s best shot to win a seat held by a Democrat.

While Sessions is touting local endorsements, his opponent has one from the most popular politician in this deeply red state: President Trump.

Sessions says […]

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