Roby wins race for District 2 Congressional seat

Rep. Bobby Bright (D) concedes to Martha Roby (R)
Rep. Bobby Bright (D) concedes to Martha Roby (R)

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Republican Martha Roby has defeated incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright in Alabama's 2nd congressional district.

Roby received 51% of the vote Tuesday to defeat Bright, a first-term conservative "Blue Dog" Democrat.

Supporters waited hours for the results to swing in Roby's favor.

Late Tuesday night, Roby emerged victorious and promised to bring change to Washington.

"It starts right here at home in Alabama. Your conservative voices have finally been heard," said the Congresswoman-Elect.

It's a voice that blurred the lines between the candidates during the campaign.  Both Roby and Congressman Bobby Bright boasted conservative values.

Now that it's over, Roby says she'll mend fences with voters and stand up for them on Capitol Hill.

"I will not just vote right for you in Congress. I will fight for you every single day," Roby told supporters.

The fight may be easier with Republicans now handling the majority of the US House.  A winner with a strong republican backing, Roby says she's ready for a new day in Congress.

"This is the country saying we've had enough. We want a congress that will listen to us and not lecture us on what we think we need," she explained.

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