Trump ambassador to Slovenia announces Alabama Senate candidacy

A former Trump administration official announced her candidacy in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat.

Lynda Blanchard, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Slovenia from 2019 through the end of the Trump administration, announced on Thursday that she’ll be running to fill the vacancy that will be left by Republican Richard Shelby, who is not running for reelection in 2022.

Touting herself as “a proud member of the MAGA movement” in a video announcing her candidacy, the former ambassador said she planned to push Trump’s “America first” policies if she’s elected by pushing back against Democratic leadership in the federal government.

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