(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.
More on Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama: Her spokesman says she'll vote for Roy Moore, but she won't endorse him because of "a practice not to endorse any one in any election."— Alan Blinder (@alanblinder) November 8, 2017
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.