Alabama GOP warns Jeff Sessions he may not win party nomination for his old Senate seat: report
Jeff Sessions stumps for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in 2016. (Shutterstock)

According to a report at Politico, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not being welcomed back with open arms by the Alabama GOP and shouldn't expect to be handed the nomination if he chooses to run for his old Senate seat.

After a tumultuous stint as President Donald Trump's chief law enforcement officer, Sessions was expected to return to his home state and challenge his replacement, Democratic Senator Doug Jones, for one of Alabama's U.S. Senate seats.

According to the report, GOP leaders in Alabama are worried about a messy and crowded primary and are questioning whether they want the 71-year-old Sessions to run.

While the GOP thinks they can get the seat back after the disastrous campaign of ex-Judge Roy Moore, they feel they have other candidates that can fill their needs.

According to Politico, "Republicans were split on whether the 71-year-old Sessions would take the plunge, and whether he would clear the GOP field if he did. The belief, at least among some Republicans in the state, that Sessions might not be a gimme for the seat shows just how tumultuous the past three years have been for the Alabama political icon: From coming out as Trump’s earliest and most prominent campaign supporters, to being tapped as the nation’s most powerful law enforcement official, and now, potentially, to a difficult campaign for his old seat."

One of the concerns GOP leaders have is how President Trump would respond to a Sessions run considering the bad blood built up during Attorney General stint.

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