I support Bobby Bright running as a Democrat in Alabama. But the district is really a solid Republican seat. They voted for McCain over Obama easily. Why would people who want Republicans to run the Congress vote for a Democrat?
Bright can talk about what he's done for the district. Fine. Most Republicans would do the same except for the extreme anti-pork , tea party types.
Bright can talk about all the "Conservative" and "Independent" votes and his reputation.
But the main vote a member of the House has is to organize as a majority for Republicans or Democrats. Even if he doesn't vote for the Democrat, he's one less vote for the Republican.
I like our system. It's complicated. If Bright wins it will be a testament to his chicanery.
He's helping the liberals in Congress.