In this April 10, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley speaks after officially resigning, in Montgomery, Ala.
Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley who has resigned, excluded from office in the past year, in the midst of a lurid sex scandal, a run for the U.S. Senate in the year 2020 against the incumbent, Doug Jones.
In an interview with Goldammer News, Bentley is open to the possibility, to say, “If God shows me a new way where I can do that, I’ll do it.”
To add to the speculation, a new activity on Bentley ‘ s social-media accounts.
But it is a possible legal hurdle. As part of the Bentley-plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s office, which prevented his actions, he was, you could work for the office again in the state-even a former Prosecutor, says Bentley, the agreement.
Goldammer News reported that the former Deputy of the Montgomery County District Attorney Richard White, says Bentley may run to claim a Senate, as the ban might not be enforceable, since Bentley already had his probation, and community service completed.
Coined the “Gov Luv,” Bentley resigned from office in may 2017, after having an affair with his former political adviser to Rebekah Mason. While Governor, the Republican was also allegedly abused state resources. And it was later determined that Bentley and Maurer to be replaced several obscene text messages. Bentley’s well-known finally, a plea of guilty to the two offences, crimes and served about a year of probation in addition to service to the community.
Alabama State Auditor and a longtime Bentley-critic Jim Zeigler says that a possible Bentley running against democratic Sen. Jones would not hurt the Republicans chances to win back the seat-because he says Bentley has “no path to victory.”
Local political analysts say that a Bentley to run, probably would not be taken seriously, and other prominent Republicans were in the race.
“I would be stunned if he was taken as a serious candidate,” said Phillip Rawls, a journalism professor at Auburn University and former Alabama-based political reporter for the Associated Press. Rawls also run as a Bentley plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s office a “big hurdle” for a possible Senate.
Bentley and Alabama attorney General Steve Marshall ‘ s office did not respond to requests for comment from Fox News.