At The Hill by Lisa Hagen
Sen. Jeff Sessions’s (R-Ala.) likely confirmation to be the next attorney general means Alabama could soon have a vacant Senate seat for the first time in two decades.
If the Republican lawmaker is confirmed next week, embattled Gov. Robert Bentley (R) will appoint a successor to fill that seat until the 2018 election.
The spotlight is on Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who had told the state’s legislature to suspend an impeachment probe into the governor, who’s been accused of misusing state funds and having an affair with a former aide.