Daily Fix Poll: What will be the impact (if any) of Bobby Bright's remarks about Nancy Pelosi?
By Felicia Sonmez
House Democrats in conservative-leaning districts across the country have been struggling with the question of how far to distance themselves from Democratic leaders in Congress. But perhaps none has distanced himself quite as much as Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.).
Bright, a freshman Democrat from a district that gave Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) 63 percent of the vote in 2008, was asked at a recent Montgomery (Ala.) Area Chamber of Commerce event whether he would vote for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should he get re-elected, according to a report in the Montgomery Advertiser.
Bright responded by joking that a number of things might happen to Pelosi before he would have to make that choice -- including the possibility that, "Heck, she might even get sick and die."
Bright's comments mark a very, well, bright contrast between not voting for the Speaker and publicly speculating about her demise.
For today's Daily Fix poll question, we want to know how Bright's comments will impact his race this fall against Montgomery Councilor Martha Roby (R). Will they help him or hurt him in his bid for a second term, or will they not matter at all? Give us your thoughts below.
| August 26, 2010; 3:00 PM ET
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