Brian at flashpoint has got an interesting conversation going about the vulnerability of freshmen congressman Parker Griffith(D) AL-5, in the upcoming Midterms. His re-election just got more interesting with the announcement that Madison County commissioner Mo Brooks (R) is throwing his hat into the ring. I don’t think that Griffith will be defeated by strictly using Nancy Pelosi as a red herring. Wal-Mart didn’t become the #1 retailer in the country because they run TV ads talking about how sorry an outfit KMart is. They are the better retailer. They walk the walk, they are a better retailer than Kmart. A candidate has to put forward a substantial argument that he/she is a better choice.
As Tip O’Neill famously said,”all politics is local.” Griffith hasn’t strayed far enough yet to be thrown out this soon.
The conversation in DC is focused on how well Martha Roby fares against Bobby Bright. Chris Cillizza at The Fix has the AL-2 race #8 on his top 10 races to watch, National Journal #5/5. The Hill says this of Martha:
Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby (R) is one of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) top recruits after she decided to challenge freshman Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.)