Ivey camp addresses health concerns, takes jab at opponents

Ivey camp addresses health concerns, takes jab at opponents
Gov. Kay Ivey

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - After her three GOP primary opponents moved to release statements from doctors attesting to their health, Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign has obliged, releasing a letter from her own doctor confirming she is in "excellent" health.

Ivey, 73, has faced indirect attempts by her opponents to raise questions about her health ahead of the June primary. The governor has called the move a "publicity stunt" but until Wednesday had not released any documentation about her own health status.

The governor released a statement from Dr. Brian W. Elrod of Montgomery Family Medicine, P.C., who stated he's been Ivey's doctor since 2003, that she's had physicals for 15 years, and that "she is in excellent health".

Ivey's campaign manager, Mike Lukach, took a swipe at Ivey's opponents with the release of the document, saying "Sorry to ruin your misguided publicity stunt, but we're confident you'll find new ones. Meanwhile, Governor Ivey is going to stay focused on fighting for her conservative agenda to keep Alabama working."

Ivey is reportedly one of the nation's most popular governors and is beating all of her opponents on the campaign fundraising trail ahead of the primary.

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