Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), who last week voted against bringing former senator Chuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary of Defense to a vote, now says he is set to support Hagel.

Chuck Hagel (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

"Sen. Shelby intends to support the Hagel nomination, barring any unforeseen surprises between now and the vote," Shelby's spokesman, Jonathan Graffeo, told The Fix.