Next month's League of Women Voters of Alabama gubernatorial forum has been canceled, League officials say.
As of Wednesday, Republican incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey had not accepted the League's invitation for the forum. Democratic candidate, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, did accept the invitation.
League of Women Voters rules require that to host a forum at least two candidates must participate.
"Because the governor has not displayed any interest in a forum, the people of Alabama have lost an opportunity to compare candidates in this way," said Alabama's League president Barbara Caddell. "We are sad and disappointed but it is the people of Alabama who have really lost out."