One-term Democratic US Rep. Bobby Bright, also a former Mayor of Montgomery, announced yesterday that he will challenge the woman who unseated him eight years ago, Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery). This time, however, the two will do battle in the Republican primary. Mr. Bright, who had been an Independent prior to becoming a Democratic congressional candidate in 2008, has now switched to the Republicans as he attempts to make a political comeback eight years since his defeat for re-election.
Also in the Republican primary are state Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise), former state Courts Administrative Director and Roy Moore for Senate campaign manager Rich Hobson, and factory worker Tommy Amason. Democrats are fielding business analyst Tabitha Isner and former community college dean Audri Scott Williams. The Republican nominee becomes a heavy favorite in the general election. Candidate filing closes today. The state primary is June 5th. If no candidate secures a majority vote, the top two finishers will run-off on July 17th.
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