Sessions makes 2020 Senate run official

Source: MGN

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Former U.S. senator and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will attempt to win back his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in 2020.

The Republican announced his run Thursday night on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight." The seat is currently held by Democrat Doug Jones who pulled off a huge upset in 2018.

The 72-year-old Sessions was a popular figure in Alabama during 20 years as senator.

He was among the first elected officials to support Trump's run for president but their relationship was strained when Sessions recused himself from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Sessions released an ad on social media Thursday stressing his support for President Trump as he announced his bid for his old Senate seat.

In the ad Sessions says, "the president's doing a great job for America and Alabama and he has my strong support."

Sessions noted he didn't criticize Trump or write a tell-all book after leaving. He says, "that would be dishonorable. I was there to serve his agenda, not mine."