Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

  • Emilyn, decorator for the Renaissance hotel, sets up for the watch party for Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Roby says she has a conservative record while her opponent, Bobby Bright, supported Democrat Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker. Incumbent Roby is defending her Alabama Congressional seat after a backlash when she called Donald Trump an “unacceptable” candidate over his “Access Hollywood” comments. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

MILLBROOK, Ala.— U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

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