Gov. Kay Ivey voting for Roy Moore but won't endorse him

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks to reporters on Nov. 7, 2017.(Mike Cason/mcason@al.com)
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(AL.com) — Dozens of Republican public officials in Alabama have endorsed Roy Moore in the special election for the U.S. Senate, but Gov. Kay Ivey will not be one of them.

Ivey, Alabama's Republican governor, said she will vote for Republican nominee Moore but will not endorse him. That's in keeping with her standard practice of not endorsing candidates, according to a tweet from Alan Blinder, a New York Times reporter who covers Alabama and other southern states.


Ivey Press Secretary Daniel Sparkman declined to elaborate on Ivey's policy of not endorsing candidates.

On Sept. 27, the day after Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange in the Republican runoff, Ivey expressed her support for Moore. She had not publicly backed any candidate in the Republican primary.

"Congratulations are indeed due to Roy Moore for his win. And as a Republican, I will look forward to supporting him as he is the political party's nominee."

Moore faces Democratic nominee Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 special election.

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