MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama has indicated to some confidants that he doesn't intend to run for reelection next year.
Some Republicans are urging the chamber's fourth most senior member to reconsider.
Others are preparing to run for his seat.
The information comes from allies of the senator who are not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Shelby spokeswoman Blair Taylor said Shelby has not made a decision about the 2022 election but said there will likely be an announcement forthcoming in the next few weeks.