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Could Roby Be Preparing for a Run for Governor?

Her big win in Tuesday’s primary could be a good sign for the future.

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Zach Montellaro
March 4, 2016, 9:07 a.m.

Rep. Martha Roby’s (R-02) big primary win on Tues­day is fuel­ing spec­u­la­tion that she could seek the gov­ernor’s man­sion down the road.

“Roby, who is known to fo­cus her mes­saging on is­sues dir­ectly im­pact­ing the 2nd Dis­trict, like the an­nu­al Farm Bill and Vet­er­ans Af­fairs, on Tues­day night turned her at­ten­tion to the state as a whole. … In a crowded 2018 primary full of men, simply be­ing a cred­ible fe­male can­did­ate would in­stantly give Roby a big leg up, maybe even se­cur­ing her place in an al­most guar­an­teed run­off.”

Roby’s spokes­man Todd Sta­cey on the gubernat­ori­al ru­mors: “I can cer­tainly see why people see that. … She is a dy­nam­ic lead­er with broad ap­peal, and the mes­sage of put­ting Alabama’s in­terests ahead of polit­ic­al in­terests really res­on­ated with voters. But, right now she is fo­cused on ‘do­ing her job,’ which is rep­res­ent­ing the people of Alabama’s 2nd Dis­trict and work­ing hard to get res­ults on their be­half.” (Yel­low­ham­mer News)

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