Eleven U.S. senators wrote a letter backing Jeff Sessionss bid for a U.S. Senate seat.
Sessions, 72, is trying to win the seat he vacated in 2017 to become President Donald Trumps attorney general. He announced his bid late Thursday.
Eleven senators signed an “open letter to conservatives” about Sessionss candidacy, publicly supporting his effort.
“Each of us has served in the United States Senate with Jeff Sessions. We have seen him work diligently in the public eye and behind closed doors, when things were both good and bad, under stress and in success,” they wrote.
“We know Jeffs character and his temperament. We know his commitment to his principles. We know he is a man of his word. And we know he is devoted to serving the people of Alabama. We believe Jeff Sessions has more to offer his country, and we believe the United States Senate will be better with his experience and leadership.”
Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), who holds the other seat in the state, wrote, “Jeff Sessions is a good friend and a respected former colleague. I believe he is well-suited to return to his role as United States Senator for the state of Alabama, where I served with him for more than 20 years. He has my full support and endorsement.”
“Jeff Sessions is my friend and one of the most talented and capable senators Ive ever served with. He and I served together for two decades on the Armed Services Committee, and he knows exactly what we need to do to rebuild our military. We need him back in the Senate. Jeff has my full support and endorsement,” added Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.).
“Jeff Sessions has a track record of success and Alabama would be lucky to again have his representation in the United States Senate. After serving with Sessions for more than 20 years, I believe he is the best candidate for the job,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.).