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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Nov 18, 2016

Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has been tapped as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Roll Call reports. Sessions, who sits on the Judiciary, Armed Services, Budget and Environment & Public Works committees, was the first incumbent senator to back Trump. He also has been serving as part of the transition team. Prior to joining Congress in 1996, Sessions was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and a state attorney general. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be a federal district court judge in 1986, but failed to win Judiciary Committee approval. WRCB-TV has more on that issue.