Luther Strange officially announces he is running for Jeff Sessions’ seat


On Tuesday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange made an official announcement confirming what he told The Weekly Standard just day before the Thanksgiving holiday — that he would run for Jeff Sessions‘ seat in the U.S. Senate should he be confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General and vacate it.

“Following speculation about my intentions and in response to numerous media inquiries, today I am officially announcing my intention to seek the Senate seat left open by Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be our nation’s next attorney general,” Strange announced in a statement.

Strange also confirmed he filed the appropriate paperwork with federal election authorities last week, formalizing his intentions to run.

“The voters will make the ultimate decision about who will represent them, and I look forward to making my case to the people of Alabama in the months to come as to why they can trust me to keep protecting and fighting for our conservative values,” Strange added.

President-elect Donald Trump appointed Sessions to be the U.S. Attorney General. Now, Sessions awaits Senate confirmation of the cabinet-level post.

Pending confirmation, Sessions will vacate his U.S. Senate position and Gov. Robert Bentley will be tasked with appointing his replacement.

Many other Alabama politicians have expressed their desire for the seat, including U.S. Reps. Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt and Bradley Byrne.


  1. How stupid do you really peg the People of Alabama? Come on, really? How is Strange gonna say the voters will make the ultimate decision, when there is no election. Robert Bentley is one man, the governor, and is going to appoint him. This is obviously a joke right? Those are the words you put in your story. Strange acts as if everyone is stupid right to their faces. is complicit in this lie. Such a blatant lie!!

Comments are closed.