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Conservative Family Research Council endorses Roby

The Family Research Council’s FRC Action PAC endorsed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby’s, R-Montgomery, on Thursday.

The Family Research Council is a Christian public policy ministry dedicated to defending religious liberty, the unborn, and families.

In a letter to Roby, FRC Action PAC Vice President Jerry Boykin praised her “strong pro-life efforts and unwavering support for the military and veterans.”

“During your tenure on Capitol Hill, I have been impressed by your commitment to the founding principles of our great nation,” Boykin said. “Your commitment to religious freedom, smaller government, and the strength of our borders has set you apart as a conservative leader of admirable stature.”

“I have particularly noted your strong pro-life record in the House,” Boykin added. “Among other experience, your co-sponsorship of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 and the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act have proven your unwavering dedication to the lives of all Americans, no matter what stage of life.”

“As a veteran and retired Army officer, I am also pleased by your accomplishments on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, your care of American veterans, and your opposition to proposals that drastically cut military spending and compromise the safety of this nation’s families,” Boykin said. “We appreciate your understanding of and commitment to a correct interpretation of the nation’s laws, including those that keep the power of government in the hands of private citizens, and not government bureaucrats.”

Roby expressed her gratitude for this key endorsement.

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“I am honored to have the strong support of the Family Research Council, and I appreciate their important work to protect the family values that are dear to the people who live and work in Alabama’s Second District,” Roby said. “I am eager to continue our efforts to defend life at every stage and to ensure that organizations providing abortions do not received taxpayer dollars.”

Roby faces a crowded field in her bid to be re-elected.

Former Congressman Bobby Bright, former Chief Administrator of the Alabama Courts Rich Hobson, retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Tommy Amason and state Rep., R-Enterprise, are all attempting to take Roby’s seat in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

Tabitha Isner and Audri Scott Williams are running in the Democratic primary. The Democratic Congressional Committee have already announced their intention to target the 2nd Congressional District as a potential pickup for Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats.

Roby is an attorney and former Montgomery city councilwoman. She is seeking her fifth term in the Congress.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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