A source familiar with Sessions’s plans said that the former Alabama senator “will come out forcefully in support of [President] Trump’s agenda while denouncing Democrats’ impeachment efforts. And steps have already begun to hire campaign staff.”
Three sources familiar with the plans said the announcement would be made Thursday, with multiple sources saying it would be made during an appearance on Fox News on Thursday evening.
The Hill reports Sessions also has not spoken to Trump or Vice President Pence directly, although the White House has communicated to Sessions’s inner circle that they would view his candidacy “extremely unfavorably,” according to the GOP operative.
The deadline to file for the Senate race is Friday.