By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Major Party qualifying ended on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, and there were some late additions, including in the governor’s race.
State Senator Slade Blackwell, R-Mountain Brook, is running as a Republican for governor.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has qualified for her own term in the office of governor. She was elevated from lieutenant governor to the position last April when Governor Robert Bentley resigned.
In addition to Ivey and Blackwell, evangelist Scott Dawson, state Senator Bill Hightower, R-Mobile, Michael McAllister and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle are all running in the Republican primary.