Over the past few days, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Lindy Blanchard has rolled out a new ad campaign hoping to elevate her campaign ahead of the other candidates in the race for the GOP nod for this year's gubernatorial election.

In the latest spots, Blanchard criticizes Gov. Kay Ivey on taxes and COVID-19 actions and questions her support of former President Donald Trump. 

"Try as I may, I cannot make sense of Kay Ivey's liberal record," Blanchard said in a press statement released on Saturday. "It's no wonder she's trying to rewrite history about her record, but her actions speak louder than any campaign ad she may put out. After signing a pledge to not raise taxes, she led the charge to do just that. Now, while gas prices are devastating family budgets, she refuses to act and lead the effort to provide the relief we need."

She said that during the pandemic, Ivey shut down Alabama businesses; adding insult to injury, she condemned and mocked those who made the personal decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccination. Blanchard added that it's safe to say that with Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci on her side, Ivey was on the wrong side of Alabama.

"After the 2020 election, where widespread fraud put Joe Biden in office, Kay Ivey gave up on President Donald Trump and welcomed Joe Biden with open arms," Blanchard said. "When Trump came to town? Ivey couldn't be bothered to stand with him. Kay Ivey doesn't believe President Donald Trump won the election, and she doesn't believe Alabama voters are smart enough to see through her weak leadership on the issue."

Transcript of "Sense":

Voice Over: Does Kay Ivey make sense to you?

Ivey proudly raised our gas tax. It's crushing us at the pump.

And Ivey said on the pandemic, “It’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks.” 

Blame the unvaccinated? That earned Ivey praise from Biden and Fauci. 

And why don’t we ever see Ivey rally with President Trump in Alabama?

Kay Ivey: A tax-hiking, Fauci-loving, Never Trump liberal.

Transcript of "Core":

Voice Over: President Trump trusted Lindy Blanchard with national security issues, because Lindy is strong, conservative and tough. 

And she backs it up. 

Lindy believes the election was stolen from Trump. Kay Ivey thinks Biden’s victory was legitimate.

Lindy believes Alabama should not do business with the Chinese. Kay Ivey expanded Chinese trade.

Lindy will appoint conservatives as judges. Kay Ivey appointed Democrats to the bench.

Trump-tested, Conservative to the core. A clear choice.

Lindy Blanchard for governor.

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