Mitt Romney endorses Kay Ivey for Alabama lt. gov.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses as he addresses campaign workers while visiting a campaign call center in Green Tree, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pauses as he addresses campaign workers while visiting a campaign call center in Green Tree, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed Republican Kay Ivey for a second term as lieutenant governor.

Ivey served as the Alabama chairwoman of Romney’s presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. Now Romney is backing her in the primary election June 3 against Kimberly minister Stan Cooke. Romney called Ivey a conservative leader who supports limited government.

The winner of the Republican primary faces former Democratic state Rep. James Fields of Cullman in the general election.

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