Three members of Congress are among those hoping to be nominated to replace Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general.
Reps. Mo Brooks, Michael D. Rogers and Robert Aderholt all said they would serve if appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley and will run in a special election, likely in 2018, to fill the seat. State Sens. Del Marsh and Arthur Orr also want to be considered for the appointment and will run in the special election, AL.com reported.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange told the Weekly Standard this week he planned to run for Sessions’ seat in the special election, but doesn’t want to be appointed in the interim.
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Strange recently said his office is investigating a matter related to Bentley’s affair with a former staffer and asked a panel in the legislature to delay hearings on whether Bentley should be impeached.
Bentley is using an online survey sent to the 400 members 0f the Alabama Republican Party executive committee members to help find Sessions’ replacement.