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4-term GOP legislator forced into primary runoff in Alabama
Incumbent, Rep. Martha Roby, a critic of Trump during the 2016 presidential elections, with a view to former Democrat Bobby Bright; Jonathan Serrie reports on the hot race in the red.
In their bid for a fifth term in Congress, the Alabama Republican Martha Roby faces an uphill battle within their own party, a GOP primary runoff against Bobby Bright, the former democratic member of Parliament, she defeated back in 2010, now running as a Republican.
“Our voters are more motivated, much more than our opponents, especially because our people want change and they want it now,” Heller told Fox News during a campaign stop in Rutledge, Ala. “Your followers are soft, because she feels that she was manipulated.”
Roby’s problems stem from its decision to withdraw support from Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign after the release of an old Access Hollywood Band, in which Trump women talking about groping.
Donald Trump’s behavior makes him acceptable as a candidate for President, and I will not vote for him.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/Ge7GU1TSvm
— Rep. Martha Roby (@RepMarthaRoby) 8. October, 2016
Who will win the 17. July face Democrat Tabitha Isner runoff in the November General election.
“The campaign is long over,” Roby told Fox News during the campaigns, most recently in Enterprise, Alabama. “We have since the ECB and the President, Donald Trump, is easy. He is the President of the United States. Of course I want him to succeed because if he succeeds, we all succeed. And we have a common conservative agenda.”
Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable voice for our Make America Great Again Agenda. She is a Democrat in a Republican Primary run-off against a newer Nancy Pelosi vote. I fully support Martha for Alabama 2. Constituency!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
President Trump supports the well-established, describes Roby in a tweet as “a consistent and reliable voice for our Make America Great Again agenda.”
The President seems to have supported some of the voters to forgive her for the criticism, a very popular figure in this red state is encouraged.
Republican Congresswoman Martha Roby’s problems stem from its decision to withdraw support from Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign after the release of an old Access Hollywood Band, in which Trump women talking about groping.
ALABAMA BRIGHT, ROBY FACE RUNOFF ELECTION: A LOOK AT CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE
“If he believes that she said the support of his agenda, then a long way with me,” Lanny Shepard, a voter in Roby’s 2nd Congressional District.
But Alabama voters are fiercely independent. Trump’s previous endorsements in this state, failed to save former Sen. Luther Strange for re-election in a special GOP primary last year. And in spite of Trump’s endorsement of Roy Moore in the General election, Alabama voters elected a Democrat, Doug Jones, to fill the Senate seat rooms, state attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Bobby Bright is a former democratic Deputy, the Congresswoman Martha Roby defeated back in 2010. Now he’s running as a Republican.
“I can support the President and the I Bobby Bright is able to support,” said Brooks, Hayes, another 2. District Voters. “I can separate the two of them.”
In addition to the President a recommendation for Roby, as a well-established and enjoys strong financial support from Washington. But not in order to win last month’s Republican primary is almost a liability for the Congressman.
“If you have a well-established and have exceeded their opposition three-to-one and you only get 38 percent of the vote, you are in trouble,” said Steve flowers, an Alabama-based political columnist. “She’s in trouble now. If you don’t win, it will not be by a landslide. It will be because Trump endorsed her and I loaded her out of the dog house and the National Chamber of Commerce and any political PAC in Washington, with money.”
According to the latest campaign filings Finance at the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Roby has raised $almost $ 2.2 million in her re-election bid. Light $406,000 raised, including $approximately 309,000 of his own money, he loaned his campaign.
Both candidates bill themselves as a conservative — pro-gun, anti-abortion, support for the military and farmers. So, for Republican voters in this red district that can choice what you see as the greater sin — as a former Democrat or a former critic of President Trump.
Fox-News-producer David Lewkowict contributed to this report.
Jonathan Serrie, Fox News Channel (FNC) entered into force in April 1999 and currently serves as a correspondent based in the Atlanta office.