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)