COCKRELL: I think he's going to get a lot of opposition from the president.
Sessions continued to praise Trump on Fox News Thursday night, saying his time at the Justice Department was "actually a great experience" and he did not regret leaving the Senate to become Attorney General. Sessions was a frequent target of Trump's angry tweets, but the president has yet to weigh in on his candidacy.
Trump has been enthusiastically supporting Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat Louisiana's incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the last governor's race of the year. The Democrat has over $5 million on hand, the most of any candidate in the Senate race, according to the latest filings. Both sides see the battle over the Alabama seat as crucial as Republicans fight to retain the majority in the chamber, which they now control 53-47.
At the game, Mr. Trump sat in a box with first lady Melania Trump and several prominent Alabama lawmakers, including Senator Richard Shelby and Congressman Bradley Byrne.
But he also did not demand the former AG end his bid on its first full day, giving Sessions' campaign life - because of "nice" things the Alabaman said about the president on television.
Sessions declined to say if he had a conversation with the White House about the Alabama race and what Trump might say about it. Sessions made his campaign official tonight.
Republican rivals of Sessions proclaimed loyalty to Trump.
Trump's treatment in Alabama stood in stark contrast to his other two big sports experiences. You have some good people running in Alabama.
"Well, it's an honor, I think, that the president of the United States would be interested enough to come to the game", Nick Saban said Wednesday, reported the Montgomery Adviser.
I'm blaming Trump for this one.
On the tarmac before boarding Air Force One, he told reporters: "It's a witch hunt and it should never happen to another president".
In a speech last month at a Republican Party fundraiser in Huntsville, Sessions reiterated his support for the president even as he joked about life after being "fired" from a job. "He's followed what he promised he would do", Sessions said. "We had police close by because of another driver earlier, so they went over and arrested him and his getaway driver", Gulas told CNN through Twitter.