Roby and Bright refuse to debate Isner in AL-02 Congressional Race

Montgomery, AL – Tabitha Isner, pastor’s wife and foster-adoptive mom, won the Democratic nomination for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District on June 5, 2018. On the Republican side, incumbent Martha Roby was forced into a runoff with previous seat holder, Bobby Bright.

Because this race is expected to be competitive, Isner challenged both Bright and Roby to publicly declare their willingness to participate in a debate after the run-off election. As they case their run-off ballots, Republican voters deserve to know which of the two Republican candidates would debate. Thus far, neither Bright nor Roby has agreed to debate.

“The people of this district deserve more than 30-second TV ads. They deserve an open and honest policy debate where they can see their candidates side by side, see how they think on their feet, and hear their answers to pressing questions. Without that, how can voters cast an informed vote on November 6th?” Isner said. “Debates are an important way for constituents to get past the fake claims and inflammatory rhetoric used by career politicians. Refusing to debate is yet another example of how career politicians ignore their constituents and cater instead to special interests.”

Roby, who has held the seat since 2010 has not had a town hall meeting since 2013. Her absence from the district along with her lacking constituent services has made Roby unpopular in this district.

The Republican run-off is scheduled for July 17, 2018. Isner will continue to push for public discourse in this race in order to create true democratic conversation in Alabama.

If you’d like to learn more about Tabitha Isner, please visit For comments, please call (334) 538 – 4822 or email Campaign Manager, Megan Skipper, at

Author: Duncan Lindsey

blogcaster at-large

3 thoughts on “Roby and Bright refuse to debate Isner in AL-02 Congressional Race”

    1. Thanks for commenting! This is a verbatim press release from the Isner campaign. I just copied and pasted what she sent me. Please like my podcast on iTunes and follow on Facebook!

    2. I believe that is how she refers to herself. She said as much on her page yesterday. It is because her husband is actively serving as a minister with a congregation.

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