According to reports from WSFA in Montgomery, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley told Raycom News Network he will throw his support behind presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“So, he will be the one that I support, and I will do whatever I can to help,” said Bentley, who added he hopes the billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star chooses a running mate who “compliments” him.
This is the second endorsement Bentley has made during the 2016 presidential election cycle, first endorsing Ohio Governor John Kasich.
With less than two months until the nomination is made official at the GOP Convention, Republican leaders are beginning to coalesce behind Trump, urging the party to “unite” in the cause of defeating Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee.
Bentley is the third high-level Republican in the state to make his stance official, following Senator Jeff Sessions, who endorsed Trump in February, and GOP Chairman Terry Lathan who issued a plea for unification last week.