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Ivey taking steps to run for governor

MONTGOMERY — State Treasurer Kay Ivey has hired a pollster and lined up office space in anticipation of running for governor of Alabama in 2010. But she says she wants to talk to more voters before making a decision.

Ivey released results Thursday from a poll done by Washington pollster Kellyanne Conway. It showed voters’ favorable views of Ivey are five times higher than unfavorable views.

Ivey says she plans to send the poll results to Republican Party activists throughout the state and get their views before deciding about 2010.