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Trump invokes Pelosi in endorsing Alabama Republican ahead of runoff

Trump invokes Pelosi in endorsing Alabama Republican ahead of runoff
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE on Friday invoked his criticism of House Minority Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiObama chief economist says Democrats should accept smaller coronavirus relief package if necessary The five biggest challenges facing President-elect Biden Democrats were united on top issues this Congress — but will it hold? MORE (D-Calif.) as he endorsed Rep. Martha RobyMartha Dubina RobyThe year of the Republican woman Barry Moore wins Alabama GOP runoff to replace Martha Roby The 14 other key races to watch on Super Tuesday MORE (R-Ala.) ahead of a runoff election next month.

"Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda," the president wrote on Twitter.

"She is in a Republican Primary run-off against a recent Nancy Pelosi voting Democrat. I fully endorse Martha for Alabama 2nd Congressional District!"

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Trump appears to be referencing the Democratic past of Roby's runoff opponent, Rep. Bobby Bright (R). Bright previously represented Alabama's 2nd congressional district as a Democrat and backed Pelosi for Speaker at the time.

Roby has not always agreed with Trump. She narrowly won re-election in 2016 after declaring she would not vote for Trump due to the "Access Hollywood" tape where he bragged about grabbing women's genitals.

Roby and Bright are headed to a runoff on July 17 in the red 2nd district where the winner is likely to achieve victory in the November general.

-Updated 8:11 a.m.