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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Roby raises more than $125,000 to run for Congress

Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby has raised $125,645 in her first quarter of fundraising even though she did not announce her candidacy for U.S. Congress until May 19, according to her campaign.
Roby is the only Republican who has announced she will run for the 2nd Congressional District. Other candidates who have said they are running include the incumbent, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright of Montgomery, and independent Rob John of Millbrook.
Roby also had more than $125,000 cash on hand at the end of the quarter, which concluded at the end of June.
"I am honored and excited by the strong, early support I have received from the people throughout Alabama's 2nd Congressional District," Roby said in a release. "When we announced our campaign on May 19, my goal was to raise $100,000 by June 30. We not only met, but exceeded our goal. Our fundraising success is a testament to the desire for fundamental leadership change for Alabama's 2nd Congressional District."
Roby, who is in her second term on the council, had a total of 207 contributors, more than 95 percent of her money came from individuals and more than 90 percent of her money has come from Alabama, according to her campaign.
Bright has raised much of his money so far this year from political action committees.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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