Martha Roby narrowly wins re-election to fourth Congressional term

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Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District re-elected Martha Roby to the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.

The Montgomery Republican narrowly defeated Democratic challenger Nathan Mathis 46-43 percent.

Roby faced a tougher than initially anticipated Election Day following backlash from her October withdrawl of support from Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump in light of the derogatory comments he made about women over a decade ago.

She will return to the House for a fourth term, where she has vowed to keep fighting on the issues that matter to the 2nd District.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue serving in Congress and carry on our work on some important priorities,” Roby said following her victory. “Over the last six years, I have fought hard on behalf of this district. I’ve fought on behalf of veterans to expose corruption at the VA and improve care. I’ve fought on behalf of farmers to deliver more sustainable agriculture policy. I’ve even fought my own party leadership when it came to cuts that threatened Maxwell Air Force Base and Fort Rucker.

“There’s a lot more fight where that came from, and I’m eager to get back to work.”

Though the results of the Presidential election are not yet known, Roby vowed to keep her focus on the issues that matter to Alabamians.

Roby continued, “Right now, we don’t know whether conservatives will be playing offense or defense with the White House. No matter who ultimately wins the presidency, my focus will remain working hard to advance conservative values and solve problems on behalf of the people I represent.

“One takeaway from this election I want to press with Republican leadership is how so many working people feel marginalized in a country where the outcomes seem predetermined and the deck is stacked against them. Whether it is trade or immigration or tax policy, we need to be communicating how our plans on the issues work to benefit the American worker. We talk a lot about how conservative policies will help the person that owns the factory, but we need to spend more time explaining how they help the men and women working inside it.

“I’m eager to carry that message back to Washington.”

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  1. This will be Roby’s final term. Becky Geeritson will defeat her in the next primary race. Trump supporters will not forget her betrayal.

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