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GOP Rep. Martha Roby, who criticized Trump, forced into runoff

Rep. Martha Roby, who angered constituents by un-endorsing then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, was forced into a runoff in Alabama’s conservative-leaning 2nd Congressional District.

With 59 percent of the precincts reporting, the Associated Press declared Roby in a runoff with Bobby Bright, with 39 percent to his 29 percent.

Roby withdrew her support for Trump after the explosive “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about sexual assault. In commercials, challenger Bright accused Roby of “[turning] her back on President Trump when he needed her the most.” Eight years ago, Bright was a Democratic incumbent and was defeated by Roby for the seat. Bright switched parties and become one of her four Republican challengers.

The runoff will be held July 17. The winner of the Republican primary will be favored to hold the seat come November.

Live primary results: Ohio special election and Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington primaries

Voters in five states headed to the polls today, with last-minute endorsements by President Trump raising the stakes in an Ohio congressional race and a primary in deep-red Kansas. The most closely-watched election of the day will take place in suburban Columbus, Ohio, where Democrat Danny O’Connor is in a close contest against Republican Troy Balderson for the 12th Congressional District seat that’s been held by the GOP since 1983. In Kansas, Trump waded into the GOP gubernatorial primary by endorsing Kris Kobach over incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer. Voters in Michigan, Missouri and Washington will also be picking their November ballot entries.