Sims spent the last months of the Trump administration in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where John Ratcliffe was a former deputy director. In his statement, Ratcliffe indicated that he would provide support for the Sims ’candidacy.
“Cliff has a servant’s heart, and if he chooses to leave, I’m sure no one would fight harder for the people of Alabama,” said Ratcliffe, a former Texas congressman.
Sims is one of Trump’s former administrative officials, donors and supporters and is now considered a potential national candidate. Trump’s son-in-law, Lara Trump, as a potential contender in the North Carolina Senate race, while former Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite is examining the Senate position in Pennsylvania, where Carla Sands, former Danish ambassador, is also a potential candidate.
Former Slovenian Ambassador Lynda Blanchard, co-founder of a wealthy real estate investment company living in Montgomery, is also considering starting for the Alabama headquarters.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former Trump White House secretary, has already launched a campaign for the Arkansas governor.
Shelby’s retirement announced that the potential Republican would be free to vacate his Senate seat. In addition to Blanchard, the list of potential candidates includes GOP MP Mo Brooks, President of the State Senate Pro Tempore Del Marsh and Katie Britt, former Chief of Staff to Shelby.
Sims, who is of Alabama descent and lives in Birmingham, currently runs an advertising agency called Telegraph Creative. Since Shelby’s announcement, Sims has received information from Trump’s former administrative officials and Alabama Republicans about the potential departure.
Former Trump’s aide left the White House in 2018 after working in the communications office, where he served as a special assistant to the president. In 2019, Sims released the bestselling memoir “Vipers Team,” which documented his experience at the White House and the detailed struggles of the staff.
Trump attacked the book after it was released, describing Sims as a “low-level co-worker” and a “waiter” who was “barely known,” though the 360-page memoir jacket depicted images of the former president and Simset walking on the west wing. Colonnade.
But Sims will return later. Members of the Trump family have patched up between the former president and his former helper. In the summer of 2020, Sims worked as a speechwriter for the Republican National Convention and later joined the Trump administration last year.