Ex-governor who resigned amid a criminal investigation for spending state money on his mistress now wants to run for Senate: report
Gov. Robert J. Bentley (Youtube)

Speculation is rife that former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, the notorious failed Senate candidate who lost to Democrat Doug Jones after allegations he molested teenage girls, wants a rematch.

But Moore is not the only disgraced Alabama politician who is considering the 2020 Senate race to stage a comeback. According to the Washington Examiner, former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is also mulling leaping into the GOP Senate primary.

Bentley is best known for resigning amid a criminal investigation into his use of state resources to cover up an extramarital affair with his adviser, Rebekah Mason, a scandal for which he was nicknamed the "Luv Guv."

He also allegedly tried to quash the investigation by giving then-Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange the vacant Senate seat occupied by Jeff Sessions — a blatantly corrupt move that led to GOP primary voters rejecting Strange and nominating Moore in the first place.

Also in the race are right-wing congressman Bradley Byrne, and former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville. Reports also speculated that Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz could take advantage of Alabama's one-day-long residency laws to hop state lines and enter the race, but he has denied any plans to do this.