Barber had previously support Roby’s congressional bid against then-incumbent Bobby Bright back in 2010.
Gerritson and Roby will face off Mar. 1, 2016 in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional primary, where the winner will go on to vie for the seat in the General Election in November.
Below is the email Rick Barber sent to Gerritson’s supporters:
Conservatives across this nation have fought hard since 2010 to change the culture in Washington and elect conservative, principle based leaders that will uphold the Constitution and fight to reduce the size and scope of government in our lives. Since 2010 conservatives have been successful in shifting the power in the Senate and House of Representatives away from the Democrats and clearly given Republicans marching orders to put a stop to Obama’s agenda. Campaign promises were made and elections won. However, our hard fought fight has only resulted in more of the same; more bloated government, continued increases in government spending, increases in our national debt and not even a speed bump in Obama’s agenda.
In 2010, I rallied beside Martha Roby and asked those of you that supported me to help in ensuring Bobby Bright’s defeat. Because of your efforts, we squeezed by a victory for her by a less than 1% margin! However, since being elected we have seen everything but Conservatism from Martha. Almost six years later, her voting record is more liberal than her Democratic predecessor as she has consistently sided with the GOP leadership who has accomplished nothing but allowing Obama’s agenda to continue.
This election cycle, however, you have another and better option than Martha Roby. You have a true principled conservative with a track record of defending the Constitution, standing up to the IRS and traveling the country fighting for freedom. She was the inspiration to my campaign in 2010 and continues to be an inspiration today; which is why I am proud to announce my full support and endorsement of Becky Gerritson as your next U.S. Congressional Representative.
I know Becky will take our fight to Washington. She will not remain silent, waiver, hide behind show votes or align with the career politicians. Becky is the model of the leadership we need in Washington and her record of performance and accomplishment over the last six years clearly shows it.
As an endorser and supporter of Becky’s campaign I will contribute money, volunteer, make calls, travel and speak in support of her and I boldly ask that you do the same. Winning will not be easy. Becky will be an unwelcome outsider and Martha has nestled in closely with the establishment GOP. Martha will have the full resources and support of those in Washington that don’t want a principled conservative like Becky holding them accountable.
Together, we can elect a true conservative fighter. I look forward to supporting Becky’s campaign and doing all that I can to ensure she wins in 2016. I pray you will join me. You can start by going to her website to contribute and sign up to volunteer today! www.BeckyForCongress.
Former Congressional Candidate