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Gov. Kay Ivey appeals to religious conservatives in new ad

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

As the race for governor begins to heat up, Gov. Kay Ivey is making an appeal to the state’s religious conservatives in a new ad that launched Monday called “Faith and Life.”

In the ad, Ivey focuses on her life in church and her pro-life beliefs, which she says are rooted in her faith in God.

“I’m pro-life because God teaches us to love life, and he created us,” Ivey said in the ad. “He wants us to love one another. I believe that life begins at conception. I am strongly pro-life.”

Ivey said she accepted Jesus as a teenager.

“I’m grateful for my faith. And I rely on it. Prayer, reading the scriptures and going to church is real important,” Ivey said.

Even though she’s only been fundraising since late August, Ivey has already raised more than $1 million for her gubernatorial campaign, leading the pack among announced candidates.

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In the first two weeks that she was fundraising, she brought in $1,000,200 — thanks in large part to major individual contributions.

The major contributors to Ivey’s campaign, so far, have been Alabama business magnates, real estate developers and PACs, including Great Southern Wood owner and longtime Republican donor, Jimmy Rane, who contributed $50,000 and $100,000 from Huntsville developer, Louis Breland.

She has also received $50,000 from a PAC headed by lobbyist, Ted Hosp, representing Maynard, Cooper & Gale law firm and $40,000 from BizPac, another PAC chaired by Clark Richardson.

The next monthly campaign finance filing will be due on Oct. 3 to the Secretary of State’s office.

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