Incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey (R) drew yet another high-placed endorsement when Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) endorsed Ivey in her reelection bid for Governor.

“Kay Ivey is a strong, conservative governor and a fantastic leader of our state,” McCutcheon said. “She and I have worked closely together for many years, and her goal has always remained the same: to improve the lives of Alabamians. She has created a resilient economy with tens of thousands of new jobs and has fought for the conservative values that make Alabama a great place to live, work and raise a family."

McCutcheon said he believes Ivey has stood up against the Biden administration and "its dangerous policies" and he said Ivey has kept "liberal culture wars" out of Alabama.

"And I have full confidence that, no matter what Biden tries to throw at states like Alabama, we have a governor in Kay Ivey who will make sure that he is unsuccessful," said McCutcheon.

McCutcheon said he supports Ivey because he thinks she will "continue to grow our economy, improve our children’s education and fight for the values that we hold dear."

“I thank Speaker McCutcheon for his endorsement today,” Ivey said in a statement in response to the endorsement. “He is a true servant of the Alabama people, and our state has benefited tremendously from his leadership."

Kay Ivey grew up on a cattle farm in Wilcox County, graduated from Auburn University, became a teacher, and has held a number of roles in state government. She was elected State Treasurer twice and elected Lieutenant Governor twice. In 2017, then Gov. Robert Bentley (R) resigned, and Ivey was elevated to governor. In 2018, she was elected to her own term as governor.

Ivey faces eight challengers in the Republican primary.

Lindy Blanchard, Lew Burdette, Stacy George, Ivey, Tim James, Donald Trent Jones, Dean Odle, Dave Thomas and Dean Young are all running for the Republican nomination for governor on May 24.

Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Patricia Salter Jamieson, Arthur Kennedy, Chad “Chig” Martin, Malika Sanders Fortier and Doug “New Blue” Smith are all running for the Democratic nomination in the Democratic primary, also on May 24.

The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election on Nov. 8.

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