ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — While Gov. Ivey was at the state capitol for the start of the special session,
three candidates looking to defeat her in the Republican primary were not.

They were in Enterprise for the monthly Coffee County GOP Women’s Club meeting.

Opelika Pastor Dean Odle, former ambassador to Slovenia, Lindy Blanchard, and businessman Tim James, who is the son of former Governor Fob James all spoke at the gathering.

Each spoke against the Democrats’ move in Congress to pass a federal voting rights bill. A bill being supported by University of Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban.

Several recent polls indicate incumbent Governor Ivey has a large lead in her re-election bid for that office.

Republican party qualifying for state offices ends on Friday, January 28.