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Maddox wants to debate Ivey in governor's race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Walt Maddox wants to debate incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey ahead of the November election.

Maddox said after winning the Democratic nomination that he wants to debate Ivey and that Alabama voters deserve to hear from the candidates.

Maddox said people are interested in comparing "who is going to be best" to address the state's problems in health care, education and infrastructure.

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.

Ivey, who was the front runner for the GOP nomination, did not debate Republican challengers.

This story has been corrected to show that the Ivey campaign responded to an email inquiry.

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