Vice President Mike Pence threw his support on Friday behind Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby’s reelection campaign.
“President Trump and I support Martha Roby – a strong supporter of tax cuts & President Trump’s pro-growth, America First agenda! Get out Tuesday and support Team Roby,” the Veep tweeted.
Roby expressed gratitude to the Vice President for his endorsement and reaffirmed her commitment to their shared conservative agenda:
“I am very grateful to Vice President Pence for his support in my campaign for reelection in Alabama’s Second District. I was fortunate to serve with the Vice President in the House, and I am proud to call him a friend. I deeply appreciate his endorsement, and I am eager to continue working with the Administration in the fight for our shared conservative priorities.”
Pence’s endorsement comes three weeks after President Donald Trump endorsed the four-term Congressman, and just four days ahead of the primary runoff election on July 17.
On Tuesday, Roby faces-off with former U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright as neither garnered enough voters to avoid a runoff. It’s a familiar place for Roby, who unseated Bright in 2010, who was a then-Democrat. He has since turned a Trump-supporting-Republican who once held that very seat.
The winner will go on to face Democrat Tabitha Isner in the November 6 general election.