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Thursday, February 11, 2010

GOP labels Roby a "young gun"

The National Republican Congressional Committee included Montgomery City Councilwoman and congressional candidate Martha Roby in the top tier of its "Young Guns" program.
According to the NRCC, the 10 candidates "have reached the third and final step by establishing a clear path to victory through their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks." The effort, started in the 2007-2008 election cycle, has become an NRCC effort to help elect Republican challengers and open-seat candidates nationwide.
"These candidates have met a series of rigorous goals that will put them in position to win on election day," said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. "The momentum behind these campaigns is proof-positive that Americans are fed up with a Democrat majority that continues to spend too much, tax too much and borrow too much at the expense of hard-working families. These ten candidates are leading the pack as Republicans continue to send a loud and clear message that we will hold Democrats accountable for their unpopular partisan agenda."
The candidates, according to the NRCC, have demonstrated "their ability to build competitive, effective, and winning campaigns."
Roby has entered the Republican primary for the District 2 congressional seat. Her primary opponent is Rick Barber, a Montgomery businessman and Marine Corps veteran.
The winner will likely face freshman U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright, D-Montgomery.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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