Walt Maddox ready to debate Kay Ivey in gubernatorial bid

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey may not have been up for debating her GOP opponents ahead of the June 5 primary, but now Democratic nominee Walt Maddox is also calling her to the debate stage.

Maddox, the Tuscaloosa-mayor who handily won the Democratic nomination, said he believes Alabama voters deserve to hear from both candidates on how they plan to address the state’s problems in health care, education and infrastructure.

According to the Associated press, “Maddox campaign spokesman Chip Hill wrote Tuesday in a text message that Maddox looks forward to debating Ivey. Ivey campaign spokeswoman Debbee Hancock wrote in an email that, ‘There will be plenty of time for these discussions and decisions’ in the months ahead.”

It remains to be seen whether or not Ivey will ignore Maddox’s request.

Maddox and Ivey face-off Nov 6 in the general election.

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