On Friday, the current head of the Christian Pro-Life Council, former Executive Director of the Christian Coalition of Alabama, retired Pastor, and prominent anti-abortion activist Colonel James Henderson endorsed Lindy Blanchard for governor.

Henderson gave the endorsement on his radio program on 98.5 FM on Friday, Feb. 11, while interviewing Blanchard on air.

“I’m pleased to endorse Lindy Blanchard for Governor because she is the strongest candidate and will serve Alabama best,” Henderson said. “She’s not only the best candidate for jobs and economic development but she is a proven pro-life, family-oriented candidate, and I strongly support her.

“To see how Lindy and her husband have adopted five kids, that’s so impressive. There’s no question that she’s pro-life and supports family values. As a minister of the Gospel, I have the utmost respect for her. As a retired U.S. Army Colonel, I know Lindy Blanchard will have the ability to manage and lead our Alabama National Guard.

“As a Trump delegate in 2016, I know that having been appointed as an Ambassador by him, she has President Trump’s strong support, and mine, too,” Henderson said.

Henderson is well-known across Alabama and nationally for his work to protect the lives of the unborn and advocacy for conservative values. He retired from Northrop Grumman after 24 years, served as the Executive Director for the Christian Coalition of Alabama, retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army, retired as a minister, and currently advocates against abortion across the State through the Christian Pro-Life Council.

Blanchard thanked Henderson for his endorsement.

"I thank Colonel Henderson for his support and endorsement,” Blanchard said. “He has been on the front line of protecting life and our conservative values throughout his life.”

There is a crowded Republican gubernatorial primary field that includes: Lindy Blanchard, Lew Burdette, Stacey George, Kay Ivey, Tim James, David Trent Jones, Dean Odle, Dave Thomas, and Dean Young. There will also be a Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

Kay Ivey (R) is the incumbent governor.

Blanchard had previously been a Senate candidate before switching to the gubernatorial race.

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