Rich Hobson, a longtime aide to Roy Moore, announced today he would run for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District, which extends from Montgomery across the southeast corner of the state.
Hobson, who managed Moore’s Senate campaign, will enter the Republican primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, who is running for a fifth two-year term. State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, is also running for the Republican nomination, as is Tommy Amason of Autuaga County, an Army veteran who served two combat tours in Iraq. The primary is June 5.
Hobson, 56, is making his first run for public office. He said he decided to run for Congress about a year ago.
Becky Gerritson, founder of the Wetumpka Tea Party and a former candidate for the 2nd District Congressional seat, introduced Hobson at today’s announcement on the Capitol steps.
Read more at AL.com.