By KIM CHANDLER
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is drawing challengers in next year’s 2022 Republican primary. Lynda Blanchard, who was Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia, is switching from the U.S. race to the gubernatorial contest, according to a copy to an invitation she tweeted. Toll road developer Tim James, the son of former Alabama Gov. Fob James, confirmed Monday that he is launching a primary challenge against Ivey. Ivey is seeking her second full term in office. Trump has endorsed a challenger in Georgia’s GOP primary for governor, but it is unclear if he will endorse in Alabama. The primary is set for May 24, 2022.