Trump-backed Ala. Rep. Martha Roby holds a primary challenge, despite the ‘Access Hollywood’ criticism

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Rep. Martha Roby holds a primary challenge in Alabama

The established Roby wins in Alabama, district 2. Fox News’ Jonathan Serrie reports from Prattville, Alabama.

Voters in Alabama, secured, four-term Republican incumbent Rep. Martha Roby on Tuesday in a closely monitored PV outflow, less than two years after some of the ingredients are alienated by distancing themselves from President Trump in the middle of the “Access Hollywood” scandal.

Although Trump and Vice President Mike Pence endorsed Roby in the race over your Democrat-turned-Republican-rivals, Bobby Bright, Roby, of its decision to withdraw its approval of the Trump shortly before the 2016 presidential elections played a major role on Tuesday, with voters in the deep-red.

Still, Roby prevailed in the 2. Constituency to Bright, a former mayor of Montgomery, is due largely to their support for Trump, the agenda and the rival of the inconsistent political affiliation. Bright had supported Nancy Pelosi, as he served as a Democrat representing the district in Congress.

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 in 2016.

Roby face Democrat Tabitha Isner is fixed in the November General election.

The Congressman of the third congressional Republicans to avoid losing your job this primary season, after the defeats of trump-bashing, South Carolina REP. Mark Sanford and three-term incumbent North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger.


Roby earned just under 39 percent of the vote in the first primary contest in June, forcing a runoff against the second-placed vote getter. Despite calling trump “unacceptable” after his “Access Hollywood” hints to the public that supports it reliably, much of his agenda.

It was that support for the White house led senior Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to ignore the urging of Trump Roby of the lack of support in 2016 and support her in the race.

The high-level support from the establishment, the Republicans seemed to have paid off. At the end of June, Roby $731,000 had a warchest in your campaign, compared to only $173,000 for Light.

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

Trump even endorsed by Roby on Twitter, called her a “reliable voice for our Make America Great Again Agenda” and bashing Bright as “a newer Nancy Pelosi voting Democrat.”

Roby has argued that “a conservative Republican, is the proof.”


“It really comes down to one thing: My record in contrast to my opponent,” she said, before they closed the polls Tuesday. “My record is that a conservative who reflects the conservative principles of the people that I represent. My opponent voted for Nancy Pelosi.”

In spite of the race of national impact, but there were signs that voters in Alabama were not particularly motivated to head to the polls by candidates.

Alabama election chief, Secretary of State John Merrill, said late Tuesday morning that the turnout in the state primary school seemed to be the drains, “extremely low.”

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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