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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bright Raises over $540,000 for 2010 Campaign

U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Montgomery, says he has already raised $542,786 for his campaign since November, leaving him with a strong campaign war chest heading into the 2010 election.

Bright is debt free heading into 2010 election were he is expected to face Republican challenger and Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby. With five more quarters to go, Bright raised another nearly $220,000 in the last reporting period.

“There is a time and a place for politics, but right now I am focused on representing the people of the Second District to the best of my ability and finding solutions that work for the American people,” Bright said in a statement. “I am pleased, however, that my campaign continues to be ready for any challengers in 2010. Until then, I will continue to be a strong, thoughtful, independent voice and work hard every day to advance Alabama and its citizens and communities."

Bright was recently ranked the second most independent of all members of Congress by Congressional Quarterly for voting with his party only 52% of the time. He also was the first freshman Democrat to sponsor a bill in the 111th Congress, which provided tax breaks for small businesses.

-- posted by Markeshia Ricks

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