The Montgomery Advertiser reports:
Longtime Roy Moore aide Rich Hobson on Wednesday announced he would challenge U.S. Rep. Martha Roby in June’s GOP primary for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district.
In an announcement on the State Capitol steps, Hobson, 56, outlined a platform very similar to the former Alabama chief justice’s Senate campaign last year, with an emphasis on military spending, opposition to abortion and LGBT rights and loyalty to President Donald Trump and his agenda, particularly on immigration.
“The president also believes in a safer and stronger America, but he can’t do it on his own,” said Hobson, surrounded by family members and some veterans of Moore’s campaign, where Hobson served as manager. “We need congressmen who will work with him, not against him.”
— Roll Call (@rollcall) January 3, 2018
New: Rich Hobson, Roy Moore’s campaign manager, tells me he’s mounting a congressional primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Martha Roby for Alabama’s 2nd CD. Roby went silent during the last month of the special election, declining to offer further support of Moore.
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) January 3, 2018
Bryan Fischer tells Roy Moore’s campaign manager Rich Hobson that Republicans who didn’t vote for Moore were “suicidally stupid” and Hobson agrees. pic.twitter.com/ZUSxjXnBSH
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) December 13, 2017