Speed Reads

June 5 primaries

Alabama representative who made constituents angry when she criticized Trump forced into runoff

Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) made waves when she unendorsed President Trump ahead of the 2016 election, and on Tuesday, she was unable to get a majority of the vote in the conservative 2nd congressional district. She must now face Bobby Bright, a former Democratic congressman who became a Trump-supporting Republican, in a runoff next month.

Roby stopped supporting Trump after the Access Hollywood tape was released, featuring Trump bragging about grabbing women in the vagina. Bright used this to his advantage, airing ads that declared Roby "turned her back on President Trump when he needed her the most." In 2010, Bright was the Democratic incumbent for the seat, losing to Roby. The runoff election is set for July 17.