2nd District GOP hopefuls focus on Democrat Bright

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - The four conservative Montgomery residents running for the Republican nomination in southeast Alabama's 2nd Congressional District have more to say about one-term congressman Bobby Bright than they do about each other.

The Republican candidates say the Democratic incumbent has not done enough to fight health care reform and other policies of Democratic President Barack Obama.

Bright, who isn't opposed in the June 1 primary, is the first Democrat to represent the district since 1964. The seat is expected to be targeted as Republicans seek to gain seats in the U.S. House in 2010.

The Republicans seeking a chance to challenge Bright are Montgomery businessman and tea party activist Rick Barber, Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby, state school board member Stephanie Bell and former U.S. Marine John "Fighting Beau" McKinney.

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