Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions left the Trump administration under a cloud.
The aftershocks of Sessions’ tenure running the Justice Department is still being felt today.
And Jeff Sessions wronged Donald Trump. Now it just came back to bite him.
The relationship between Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions fractured the moment Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation while he was serving as Attorney General.
President Trump felt Sessions should have told him this was a possibility so Trump could be free to appoint an Attorney General that wouldn’t turn over control of the Russia investigation to Deep State hatchet men and political assassins.
Attorney General was not the only position available to Sessions.
The President would have named him Secretary of Defense or any other high level cabinet position as a prize for Sessions being the first Senator to endorse Trump’s Presidential bid.
Instead, Sessions’ tenure as Attorney General ended in disaster as the President believed Sessions’ recusal unleashed the Mueller witch hunt.
When President Trump demanded Sessions’ resignation the day after the 2018 midterms, everyone figured topping out as Attorney General was the end of Sessions’ career.
No one figured Sessions would return to politics, but that is exactly what happened when Sessions announced his intention to run for his old Senate seat and challenge incumbent Democrat Doug Jones.
Sessions represented Alabama in the Senate from 1997 to 2017.
Under normal circumstances, a figure like Sessions would expect to clear the primary field and cruise to victory.
But President Trump is wildly popular in Alabama.
And many voters never forgave Sessions for letting the President down by recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
A large segment of Trump supporters contend that Robert Mueller ran wild for two years, terrorizing the President and his associates only because Sessions failed to stand up to Deep State and fake news media pressure.
The political world got their hands on the first evidence of how Sessions’ deteriorating relationship with Trump affected the Senate race in the form of a Mason-Dixon poll.
This survey found Sessions clinging to a narrow 31 to 29 percent lead over former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.
Congressman Bradley Byrne was in third place within striking distance.
Mason-Dixon’s Brad Coker explained Sessions’ precarious political position in an interview with the Alabama Daily News.
The Alabama Daily News exclusively reported:
Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, who conducted the survey, said the numbers show Sessions is not running away with the nomination as many thought he would.
“Sessions is facing a much tougher fight to win the Republican nomination than most political insiders likely anticipated,” Coker said.
In Alabama, if no candidate reaches 50 percent in the primary, the top two finishers advance to a runoff.
A general rule of thumb for runoffs is that the runoffs favor the second place finisher because the voters that supported other candidates already rejected the first place finisher and are looking for an alternative.
This poll should serve as a warning sign for Sessions.
Should Sessions not reach 50 percent in the primary, his controversial time in the Trump administration could poison the well in a runoff for the GOP nomination.
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