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Doug Jones to seek re-election in 2020

Senator Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) confirmed on Tuesday that he will run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020, according to a tweet by Zach Cohen of the National Journal.

Jones’ comments came in a small press “scrum” on Capitol Hill, with Alabama’s junior senator reportedly saying his campaign is “[a]lready off and running.”

He was named by CNBC on the same day as the senator most likely to lose his or her seat in the upcoming 2020 cycle.

According to public data available on the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) website, Jones has yet to officially file his paperwork for re-election.

On the Republican side of the 2020 equation, all eyes are currently on former U.S. Attorney General and Senator Jeff Sessions, with the primary virtually frozen until Sessions announces whether he will attempt to reclaim his old seat against Jones or not.

Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn