Another Republican incumbent governor who could find herself a target of former President Trump is Gov. Kay Ivey, who’s vying for a second full term but finds herself up against several primary challengers.
GOP insiders in the state believe Ivey is well-positioned nonetheless to beat back her opponents, primarily because she remains popular with the base and her overall approval in the state is strong. That could change, though, if Trump decides to wade in with his fourth primary endorsement against a sitting governor. Unlike his endorsement in neighboring Georgia though, this isn’t inspired by anything Ivey did or didn’t do related to the 2020 election count. Trump reportedly holds her responsible after a state commission blocked Trump from holding a rally last July at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park due to its partisan nature; Ivey’s office has said she had no role in making that decision.
Her two main challengers are former Trump ambassador to Slovenia Lindy Blanchard and real estate developer Tim James, who’s the son of former Alabama Gov. Fob James. Blanchard had originally declared
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