Washington D.C. to Alabama: Back off! This is Luther Strange’s U.S. Senate seat…

This is a really bad call from the National Republican Senatorial Committee

The NRSC has been discouraging consulting firms from working with Republicans running or weighing a challenge to appointed Sen. Luther Strange in the Alabama special election set for this summer.

In recent days, the GOP Senate committee has warned at least two firms, Jamestown Associates and Strategic Perception Inc., against taking on clients who are running or considering running against Strange, according to half a dozen Republican operatives and officials in Washington and Alabama.

The warnings come with the deadline for running in the Aug. 15 special primary looming in less than a month. Strange was appointed to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat in February, but Alabama law also calls for a special election for the remainder of Sessions’ term, which runs through 2020. A handful of Republicans are interested in the seat as well as Strange: former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, state Rep. Ed Henry and activist Randy Brinson are already running, while state Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh is considering it and Rep. Robert Aderholt and several state lawmakers have also been mentioned as possible candidates.

Jamestown had been talking with Marsh about a possible Senate run, according to multiple Republican operatives with knowledge of those conversations, but backed out of those talks earlier this week. Strategic Perception, the firm run by well-known GOP ad-maker Fred Davis, was also warned not to get involved with any potential or declared Strange challengers, according to a Republican with knowledge of the conversations.

This is not Luther Strange’s seat, it is Jeff Sessions’ seat. Strange already has a stink of corruption and misdeeds all over him because of the issues surrounding his appointment, this does not help.

If I was running for this seat, I would be all over this.

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