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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bright one of most vulnerable congressmen

Many publications that focus on national politics and campaigns have noted that they expect Democratic freshman U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright to have to fight to keep his seat in Congress.
In the last week, Roll Call listed the 10 most vulnerable members of the U.S. House during the 2010 election. Most of the congressmen on the list are Democratic freshman, including Bright.
Bright became the first Democrat to represent the 2nd Congressional District since the 1960s after claiming a narrow victory a year ago. He won by less than 1 percent. With voters in the district favoring Republican presidential nominee John McCain by 26 points in 2008, Bright is considered one of the most vulnerable candidates as he runs again in the conservative district.
Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby, a Republican, is the only major-party candidate so far to announce she is running against Bright. National Republicans, as the Roll Call article points out, consider Roby a top recruit.
Nine of the 10 most vulnerable members on the list are Democrats.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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