If you had any doubts that the GOP is now the party of DJT, look no further than to Tuesday's Alabama congressional race. The results simply speak for themselves.
Incumbent Republican Rep. Martha Roby came under fierce fire in her GOP primary when voters were reminded that Roby withdrew her endorsement of Trump in the 2016 presidential race. Roby spoke out against supporting the POTUS after the after the Access Hollywood tape revealed his audio sound bytes about grabbing women possibly without their consent.
Those attacks took their toll, and Roby was forced into a runoff on Tuesday after failing to win the GOP primary. Bobby Bright will be her opponent. Bright was a one-time Democratic congressman, who ran a slew of attack ads suggesting that Roby turned “her back on President Trump when he needed her the most.” Obviously, the ads were able to place enough doubt in voters minds.
Roby is the second Republican to be defeated in this voting cycle.
In North Carolina, Rep. Robert Pittenger was the first casualty of 2018, as the incumbent suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Mark Harris a former Democrat and pastor. Both tried to position themselves as strong supporters of Trump.
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