Trump Endorsed Representative Martha Roby Announces Retirement

  • 2019-07-29
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Endorsed Representative Martha Roby Announces Retirement
 
President Trump endorsed Alabama GOP Representative Martha Roby in 2018 when she faced a contested race. Now, the GOP Representative has announced that she will not seek re-election in 2020.

According to Roll Call:

Republican Rep. Martha Roby, who criticized Donald Trump in 2016 and faced a primary challenge because of it in 2018, announced Friday that she will not seek a sixth term in her southeast Alabama district. The move means she will not be on the ballot with Trump next year. 

Roby is one of just 13 Republican women in the House and the second to announce her retirement, following Indiana’s Susan W. Brooks. Three other Republicans announced this year that they will not run for reelection.

Winning for Women, a group that backs women Republicans, said in a statement that it is "critical that the Republican Party prioritize filling her seat with another strong, highly qualified woman." The group supported Roby in her primary last year.

Roby, who turned 43 Friday, was first elected to the 2nd District in 2010 after serving on the Montgomery City Council. She did not explain why she was retiring, but touted her work relating to the military, agriculture and abortion. 

Roby stated in 2016 that President Trump's behavior made it unacceptable for him to be president and stated that Hillary Clinton will, unfortunately, become president. 

Roby was able to mend her relationship with the president by 2018 and earned an endorsement from President Trump. The endorsement seemingly helped her defeat her Republican challenger.

 Source: TTN

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