Alabama governor, NAACP butt heads over campaign ad


The group has denounced the campaign ad, saying Ivey shouldn’t be proud of the act, or use it to get votes.

“We’re upset about her using this campaign ad to attract voters to tell people why they should vote for her,” said Benard Simelton, the president of the Alabama NAACP. The group spoke out against Ivey and the state legislature when the act was passed, he said, “but we weren’t surprised, if you know what I’m saying.”

The law’s detractors have said it’s a thinly veiled effort to protect Alabama’s Confederate monuments at a time when other states and cities, like New Orleans, have moved to take theirs down.

Ivey’s campaign released the ad on Tuesday.

“Up in Washington, they always know better,” Ivey says at the opening of the ad, as images of different monuments across the state fade in and…

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