The Birmingham News reports:
Former President Donald Trump has discussed giving his endorsement to U.S. Senate candidate Lynda Blanchard if she drops her bid and runs for governor against Kay Ivey, according to a report published Friday.
Trump is said to be unhappy with Ivey, whom he blames for the cancellation of a July 3 “Freedom Rally” at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, according to the story in the Wall Street Journal.
The rally had been rejected by the USS Alabama Battleship Commission amid some commissioners’ concerns that about the legality of hosting an event that could be construed as “partisan,” which they believed violates Alabama state law.
Read the full article. Ivey had nothing to do with the decision to cancel the rally, but Trump apparently feels she could have overridden the commission if she had wanted to.
Trump has met with ex-Ambassador Lynda Blanchard & discussed a possible endorsement if she abandoned her Senate campaign—and instead challenged Alabama governor, Kay Ivey.
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) November 19, 2021