Former Montgomery Mayor and United States Congressman Bobby Bright formally qualified on Thursday for Alabama’s Second Congressional district race. Bright was accompanied by friends, family, and wife of 39 years, retired Judge Lynn Clardy Bright, at Alabama’s Republican Party Headquarters in Birmingham. “Alabama’s second district has been abandoned. Two of the most significant congressional committees to our district […]
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – The two challenges filed against former U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright’s candidacy as a Republican in the upcoming District 2 Congressional primary have been blocked. At Saturday’s hearing, Bright was informed he can run as a Republican in the upcoming District 2 congressional primary.
Bright had a hearing before the ALGOP’s Candidate Committee where the decision was ultimately made.
The challenges were based primarily on the fact that Bright served as a Democrat in the congressional seat from 2009 until 2011. Bright said he believes the challenges were an effort by one or more of his opponents to remove him from the race.
Bright said the challenges are an “effort by one or more of my opponents to remove” him from the race.
“If I have to choose between the party and the people of Alabama, I choose the people of Alabama every time and you can’t go wrong when you do that. I think that says something to the Republican party and it says something to the Democratic party but I am a Republican, I am a conservative and I’m paired up with a party now that will take me to the victory quite frankly because we’re going to win this. Full Story
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