Roby readies for runoff election for District 2 congressional seat

Runoff between Roby and Bright could be close
Incumbent Martha Roby had her sights on November, but voters added a pit stop in July.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Incumbent Martha Roby had her sights on November, but voters added a pit stop in July.(Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Incumbent Martha Roby had her sights on November, but voters added a pit stop in July. She's now gearing up for a runoff race against opponent Bobby Bright for the District 2 Congressional seat.

Roby received 38 percent of votes to Bright's 28 percent.

There is a bit of deja vu with this race, Roby faced then Democrat Bobby Bright in 2010 - beating him to get the seat.

After the runoff announcement, Roby seemed confident saying this is a race she's run before and she will continue to run on her proven record as a conservative Republican candidate.

"I've got a strong supportive record of supporting our military, our veterans, working and fighting for our farmers, border security, and fighting for the unborn. I'm going to continue over the next six weeks to try to touch as many voters as I can to remind them of how hard I'm fighting for them in Washington," said Congresswoman Roby.

During the primary campaign, Roby's opponents tried to sway voters by saying she's not loyal to President Trump. During Trump's campaign for president, Roby criticized his comments about admitting to inappropriately touch women without their permission. She said she wouldn't vote for Trump but Roby says since being in office, she's supported Trump's agenda and wants him to succeed.

"When the president is successful all of Alabama is successful and so I've been working hard with the administration and over the past year and a half to make sure we get these conservative policies that I believe in and I know represent the priorities of the people in Alabama's second district."

Roby has six weeks of campaigning before the runoff election in July.

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