Last year, State Auditor Andrew Sorrell was among the first to endorse Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for president.

Unfortunately for Sorrell, DeSantis' bid ended shortly after a second-place finish to former President Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses.

However, Sorrell said with former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) still competing for the Republican presidential nomination, he thought it was necessary to formally announce his endorsement.

"I'm going to swap my endorsement from DeSantis to Donald Trump," he said during an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show." "You know, I was the first elected official in Alabama to endorse Ron DeSantis. There were a lot of reasons to be excited about him, about his record of winning in Florida and about his positions on issues. I thought he was a great candidate. He was very similar to Ronald Reagan, in my mind. DeSantis is out of the race. I think Trump is our best option, and I think it is time for the Republican Party to unite behind Donald Trump. I believe he is going to be our nominee."

"I'm not a Nikki Haley fan," Sorrell continued. "I think Nikki Haley is very establishment. And I think Trump stands better odds of beating Joe Biden than Nikki Haley does. And honestly, Nikki Haley continuing to stay in the race is costing Trump money. He's having to spend money in these primaries to win these primaries, money that he really needs to be using against Joe Biden to win this general later on this fall. So, I'm going to go ahead and swap my endorsement to Donald Trump. I'm going to give him my full support from now through Election Day, and hopefully we can take this presidency back from Joe Biden."

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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