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Kay Ivey wins Republican nomination for governor seat in 2022 Alabama Primary

Gov. Kay Ivey campaign event
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 3:34 PM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 10:33 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - Primary elections were held on May 24, 2022. Voting polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m.

Current Governor Kay Ivey (R) is running for re-election. She won the majority vote for the Republican nomination on Tuesday. The other Republican candidates included: Linda Blanchard, Robert “Lew” Burdette, Stacy George, Tim James, Donald Jones, Dean Odle, Dave Thomas, and Dean Young.

Gov. Ivey spoke after winning the race.

The Democratic candidates included: Yolanda Flowers, Patricia Jamieson, Arthur Kennedy, Chad “Chig” Martin, Malika Sanders-Fortier, and Doug Smith. Flowers and Sanders-Fortier will head to a runoff election.

Gov. Ivey raised a historic amount of money, more than $9 million in cash donations this election season. She must lock in 50 percent of the vote to secure the nomination.

The watch party for Ivey is being held at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery.

Governor Kay Ivey running for re-election.
Governor Kay Ivey running for re-election.(Source: Sara Hampton/WBRC)

Ivey was first elected governor in 2018. Before becoming governor, Ivey served as lieutenant governor from 2011 to 2017, and as state treasurer from 2003 to 2011.

Primary run-off elections will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The general election will be on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Governor Kay Ivey running for re-election.
Governor Kay Ivey running for re-election.(Source: Sara Hampton/WBRC)

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