Roby secures nomination, faces Isner

Published 2:09 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby on Tuesday secured a decisive victory over former Rep. Bobby Bright for the Republican nomination in Alabama’s 2nd congressional district.

Roby won another shot at her fifth term Tuesday, bringing home 48,277 votes to Bright’s 22,767. She faced four challengers in the primary, in part because of early criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump. Last week, she told Fox News she had no regrets about that.

The president tweeted his endorsement of her in this election about two weeks ago.

The four-time incumbent will face Democratic first-time candidate Tabitha Isner in the November general election,