by Mike Flynn


The anti-establishment sentiment currently roiling the Republican nomination fight may soon cause turmoil in primaries up and down the ballot.

One high-profile conservative, Becky Gerritson, has picked up some key endorsements in her bid to challenge Alabama Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) in the GOP primary on March 1.

Gerritson, founder of the Wetumpka Alabama Tea Party, launched her campaign for the seat last Fall. She immediately received the backing of Rick Barber, a conservative activist who lost the 2010 primary to Roby. In November 2010, Roby went on to defeat Dem. Rep. Bobby Bright in the GOP landslide election. Roby has served in Congress since then, being a loyal vote for Republican leadership, according to Conservative HQ.