Bright Kicks Off Campaign for 2nd District Congressional Seat

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright has kicked off his campaign to return Alabama's 2nd District Congressional seat to Democrats for the first time in 44 years.

Bright told a crowd of about 100 supporters today at the Dale County Courthouse that he wants to put aside divisive partisan politics and work for all the people of the district in Washington.

Bright says his priorities in Congress will be to fight illegal immigration and to protect the military bases in the 2nd District.

He's seeking the seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Representative Terry Everett of Rehobeth, who is retiring after 16 years in Congress.

He made the announcement near the rural Ozark farm where he was raised.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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