Voters across Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District overwhelmingly supported U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in her re-election bid on Tuesday over her opponent, Wetumpka Tea Party founder, Becky Gerriston by nearly 40 percent.
Official results Tuesday night indicated Roby won slightly more than 66 percent of the vote in the 2nd District, which represents Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike, and parts of Montgomery counties.
Gerritson took home only 27 percent of the vote, and Bob Rogers just over 5 percent.
Following her victory, Roby thanked the voters for their trust and support, saying the strong win showed voters were choosing “solutions over sanctimony, progress over pessimism, and results over rage.”
“Today, Alabama voters have honored me – not just with their vote – but with their blessing and with a mandate to fight for conservative solutions,” Roby said to a crowded room of supporters Tuesday night. “This win matters because it sends a message about who we are going to be as a party in Alabama and what being a conservative means here today. I’m a conservative who wants to solve problems, not cause problems for conservatives.”