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.