Gov. Kay Ivey (R), who ascended to the Governor’s mansion when ex-Gov. Robert Bentley (R) was forced to resign over a plea bargain arrangement regarding campaign finance charges, formerly announced that she will seek a full term for the state’s top political position next year. Already, a large field of Republicans have declared for the race, including state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan and State Auditor Jim Zeigler. State Sen. Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle are also serious contenders. A total of nine candidates, including the new Governor, are now officially in the Republican primary.
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