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U.S. Chamber of Commerce begins running ads for Martha Roby

Brandon Moseley

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that it is rolling out ads for incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

The Director of External Communications for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Stacy Day told the Alabama Political Reporter, “I wanted to let you know that the U.S. Chamber is launching its first slate of House ads in four races today. The ads will run on broadcast, cable, and digital platforms.”

The four candidates that the Chamber is running these first ads for are:

  • Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District
  • Don Bacon in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District
  • Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s 10th Congressional District
  • Martha Roby in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

“Each of the ads is focused on telling the story of tax reform by localizing the issue, highlighting growth and job creation, and showing the impact of successful governing,” Day said. “Since the beginning of this year, we’ve been tracking how companies are reacting to tax reform and showcasing them on this map. Now, we’re turning to telling the growth story.”

Day said the ads for the races will be aired in the coming weeks.

“So far, we’ve been active in both the Florida and Mississippi Senate races, with ads supporting Rick Scott and Cindy Hyde-Smith over Chris McDaniel, as well as in Ohio’s 16th Congressional District,” Day said.

Roby does not appear in the Chamber’s ad.

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Instead, a number of constituents heap praise on Roby. These include a farmer, a fisherman, a grandmother at a ballgame, a basketball coach.

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Roby recently received a reward from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for her 93 percent voting record on issues important to the Chamber.

Roby narrowly unseated incumbent Bobby Bright in 2010. She is seeking her fifth term but faces a crowded field of challengers.

Bright has switched parties and is running against Roby in the Republican Primary. State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, former U.S. Army Sergeant Major Tommy Amason, and former chief administrator of the Alabama Court System Rich Hobson are also running in the Republican primary.

Tabitha Isner and Audri Scott Williams are running in the Democratic Primary.

The major party primaries will be on November 6, 2018.

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