Trump-Backed Candidate WINS – She’s Headed to Midterms!
(ConservativeHub.com) – Alabama held a run-off election on June 21 to select the Republican candidate who would run for the Senate. Katie Britt faced off against incumbent Representative Mo Brooks and emerged victorious. If she wins in November, Britt will be the first woman elected to the Senate in state history.
Early in June, Britt received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. Although he had previously endorsed her opponent, Rep. Brooks, the former president rescinded his support and swung it to Britt. The former president accused Brooks of “going woke.” In contrast, Trump called Britt “a fearless America First Warrior.”
Republican voters in Alabama are set to resolve a high-profile feud in MAGA world tonight.
The GOP Senate primary runoff pits Mo Brooks, one of Trump’s most loyal acolytes, against Katie Britt, the candidate Trump actually endorsed. https://t.co/RiE1FPY2wD
— POLITICO (@politico) June 22, 2022
Ahead of the election, Brooks told AL.com he wasn’t worried about Trump endorsing his opponent. He claimed he was the MAGA candidate in the race.
Britt and Brooks were vying for Senator Richard Shelby’s seat, which he’s vacating when he retires at the end of his current term. Shelby has served Alabama in Congress for 35 years. He endorsed Britt, who has worked for him as an aide and chief of staff.
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also threw his support and $2 million in Senate Leadership Fund PAC funding to Britt in her bid to defeat Brooks. She beat her opponent in the primary with two votes for each he received.
After her primary victory, Britt faces Will Boyd (D) in the general election in November. Early predictions say she will likely win because Alabama is a red state.
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