Martha Roby faces fresh battle after snubbing Trump, and Pete D’Alessandro comes last despite Bernie Sanders TV ad
Establishment favorites won primaries across the country on Tuesday as voters in eight states went to the polls. Although much of the attention was focused on California’s unique top-two primary system, there were important results in the seven other states holding elections.
In Alabama, incumbent Martha Roby seemed poised for a runoff after facing a primary challenge following her withdrawal of support for Donald Trump. Roby cancelled her endorsement in 2016 after the Access Hollywood tape emerged and ran nearly 20 points behind him as a result. She is expected to face former Democratic congressman Bobby Bright, who has since switched parties. Bright, who was defeated by Roby in the 2010 general election, has campaigned as a vocally pro-Trump Republican.