Former Democratic Rep. Bobby Bright announced he will challenge Rep. Martha Roby in the Republican primary in Alabama’s 2nd District.
Bright was elected in 2008 before losing to Roby in the tea party wave in 2010. Despite serving as a Democrat, Bright said he always voted conservatively, the Montgomery Advertiser reported.
But Maddie Anderson, regional spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee, criticized Bright’s record.
“A candidate running as a Republican in Alabama who voted for Nancy Pelosi is definitely the most shocking news of the day — even in 2018,” she said. “Nancy Pelosi is the most unpopular political figure in the entire country and I look forward to watching Bobby Bright explain to Alabamians how exactly he supports both Pelosi and the tax-cutting GOP agenda.”
Read more at Roll Call.