Alabama is Bright, Roby face runoff election: A look at congressional candidate

Rep. Martha Roby (left) and former Rep. Bobby Bright (right) face off in a Republican runoff election in July. Roby beat Bright for the current seat in 2010.

In 2016, GOP Rep. Martha Roby, said Donald Trump’s comments about women made him “acceptable” choice for President. Now, with Trump in the White house, and Roby is in danger of losing her congressional seat.

Roby, who was first elected to Congress in 2010, is facing a threat of a runoff election against former Rep. Bobby Bright, a Democrat-turned-Trump-support-Republicans, the seat of a once, very.

In the June primary election, Roby the most votes collected, but could not be sure enough to a runoff with Bright. Who will win the 17. July face Democrat Tabitha Isner runoff in the November General election.

The 2. The constituency includes much of Montgomery and southeastern Alabama. Trump, the Democrat, Hillary Clinton proposed in Alabama, with 62.9 percent of the vote, according to Fox News projections.

Read on for a look at both candidates.

Martha Roby

Rep. Martha Roby, Alabama’s 2nd congressional district has been represented since 2011.

Rep. Martha Roby, 41, has represented Alabama’s 2nd congressional district since 2011. Promoting your record as a “strong advocate for the unborn, a champion for veterans and farmers, and an effective messenger for the conservative cause,” on their campaign website.

Roby serves on the house Committee on appropriations and the House Judiciary Committee.

Prior to her time in Washington, Roby, a lawyer and a councillor in Montgomery. She received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of New York school of law at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

When Roby first ran for Congress, she was tied for the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Gun” program, The New York Times reported at the time. You hit Bright, the first-term Congressman, Bobby – who will you run against.

Roby pulled their support for Trump in 2016 after the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape surfaced.


“Donald Trump’s behavior does not make him acceptable as a candidate for President, and I will not vote for him,” Roby said in October 2016. “Hillary Clinton must not be President, but with Trump leading the ticket, you will.”

Despite Roby of the lack of support, Trump, the President of the Congress of deputies supported, said a couple of weeks before the runoff election, and was “a consistent and reliable voice for our brand, American Great, Again 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

During the campaign, Roby’s has positioned itself as a supporter of many of the trump of the policy, including the construction of a wall along the southern border.

“My record is not present, a strong conservative record that I am, I believe, precisely, the principles and priorities of the people in Alabama 2. The district – whether we are talking about the military or farmers or veterans, who said in the fight for the unborn” Roby at a campaign event, according to

Bobby Bright

Former Rep. Bobby Bright is running for a seat he once held.

From 2009 to 2011, Bobby Bright, 65, represented Alabama 2. District in Congress; before that, a Bright led of the city of Montgomery as mayor. In both positions, Bright served as a Democrat.

But since 2018, Bright registered Republican. And he is to prove for the banks of his voting behavior, he is a conservative.

“I’m a Republican. You get the clear-and spread the word,” Light allegedly said at a recent campaign event. “I’m a Republican, and I’m proud of it, and I vote conservative all my life. My conservative record is stronger than you.”

“I’m not going to let you ruin me as a left-liberal,” Bright said, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. “The people know, Bobby Bright. You know, I’m a conservative.”

On his campaign website, Bright said, was “an advocate for fiscal responsibility and sponsored a bill to the Federal budget to cut wasteful spending”, while he was in Congress.

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•Rep. Martha Roby vs. Former Rep. Bobby Bright
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— Fox-News-Research (@FoxNews Research) June 22, 2018

Light was triggered by the tenant with 13 siblings in Alabama, according to his campaign website. Before he was mayor, he worked as a lawyer. He received a degree from Auburn University, Troy State University and Jones Law Institute.


While Roby’s campaign website emphasized her vision of “putting Alabama first,” Hell’s realizes his “America First” policy.

“Bobby Bright is wrong with President Trump, that America must come first. We need jobs in our own country and our trade with foreign markets is beneficial to our interests and the issues at hand,” his website said. “Bobby wants to grow with President trump, the swamp, and give the power back to the people.”

Like Roby, he is also the gun rights, anti-abortion and supports policies and Alabama farmers.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.

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