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Gov. Kay Ivey dismisses health record issue

Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile started the conversation about health last week when he released his own medical records. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle soon followed, releasing a statment from his physician saying that he was in "very good health". Scott Dawson of Birmingham said that he plans on releasing his medical record as soon as they are available.

Posted: May. 4, 2018 3:06 PM

Gov. Kay Ivey spoke today at a Faternal Order of Police memorial ceremony in Montgomery where afterwards she was asked whether she would release her health records. 

Ivey said that conversations concerning her health are a "publicity stunt" and that her republican opponents are trying to benefit from it.

Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile started the conversation about health last week when he released his own medical records. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle soon followed, releasing a statment from his physician saying that he was in "very good health".  Scott Dawson of Birmingham said that he plans on releasing his medical record as soon as they are available. 

In a statement given to al.com, Ivey stated that, "If Senator Hightower is concerned about my age, he should just come out and say it rather than hide behind the media and pull a stunt like this... For those who are genuinely interested, my health is doing great. I'm in good health and I give thanks to God almighty for it." 

Gov. Ivey faces Hightower, Battle, and Dawson in the Alabama Republican gubernatorial primary on June 5. 

Ivey, 73, is the oldest of the four candidates. 

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