Rep. Moby wins Alabama run off, defeats Bobby Bright
Published 7:28 am Thursday, July 19, 2018
MILLBROOK, Ala. — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump.
The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried to cast himself as the more authentic Trump ally in the low-turnout Republican contest.
“It’s been a true privilege to have the support of the White House through this campaign,” Roby told cheering supporters Tuesday nigh.
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“I am so humbled that the people of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District have again placed their trust and their confidence in me.”
Trump and Vice President Mike Pence endorsed the four-term incumbent in recent weeks.
Some intervention was required after Roby angered Alabama Republicans in the closing days of the 2016 presidential election when she said Trump’s lewd comments about women made him unacceptable as a candidate for president.