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Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.)

District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: mayor of Montgomery, 1999-2009; U.S. House, 2009-11
Born: July 21, 1952; Midland City, Ala.
Residence: Montgomery
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Lynn Clardy Bright; three children
Education: Enterprise State Junior College, attended 1970-72; Auburn U., B.A. 1975; Troy State U., M.S. 1977; Faulkner U., J.D. 1982
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2008 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation, Credit, Energy & Research; Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops & Foreign Agriculture); Armed Services (Air & Land Forces; Readiness; Terrorism, Unconventional Threats & Capabilities); Small Business (Regulations & Healthcare; Rural Development, Entrepreneurship & Trade)

Defeated by Martha Roby, R, in general election on November 2, 2010

Election History
2010generalMartha Roby (R) 111,64551.0
Bobby Bright (D) 106,86548.8
2008generalBobby Bright (D) 144,36850.2
Jay Love (R) 142,57849.6
Roll Call Vitals


Alabama is 17th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Bobby Bright has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.