In case you were not aware, there are several primary and runoff elections tonight.
One race we have been paying close attention to is the Alabama Senate contest. Former President Donald J. Trump first endorsed, then pulled said an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, and instead backed his challenger Katie Britt, a former Chief of Staff to Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring from this Senate seat.
The runoff contest became a choice between the true MAGA candidate and the Republican establishment candidate.
Britt was chosen Tuesday night as the winner. Alabama’s citizens will choose the category Britt falls under.
Katie Britt was the leader of the Business Council of Alabama’s primary election runoff election and defeated Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. She hopes to become Yellowhammer State’s first female senator in 2019.
Brooks and Britt were defeated by less than half the votes in the primary election of May 24, 2015. Both Candidates ran to succeed Sen. Richard Shelby (R.Ala.), who was a 35-year veteran of Congress and gave Britt his support.
Britt said that Trump had endorsed her and she was, therefore, the MAGA candidate during an interview with Fox Digital.
Britt stated that she is excited and grateful to have Trump’s support, as “people are ready for new blood.”
She stated that the president was loved at the time by “Alabamians”. They miss America First and want the country to get on its feet again.
Brooks attempted to maintain Trump’s endorsement while portraying Britt as an established candidate who would serve as a rubber stamp for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. These were supported by suspicious PAC transactions and outside money from New York and Texas.
Britt was forced to run for office by Brooks, who had already overcome his campaigning difficulties. He hoped to make a “David against Goliath” return for his country.
Brooks, who recovered from his earlier struggles on the campaign trail and forced Britt into a runoff, was hoping to engineer a “David versus Goliath” comeback of his own.
Despite losing Trump’s endorsement and seeing his pleas for the former president to “#ReEndorseMO” fall on deaf ears, Brooks continues to run as the true pro-Trump candidate in the race. The congressman has accused Britt of being an establishment sellout who will kowtow to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Trump has been attempting to foment a rebellion against McConnell for nearly a year; that has not appeared to help Brooks, either.
Today is Election Day. America needs fighters in the Senate, not rubber stamps for Mitch McConnell. The DC Establishment thinks our seat is for sale. I ask you to vote for Mo Brooks and show them it’s not.
— Mo Brooks (@MoBrooks) June 21, 2022
Brooks made a concession to Twitter:
— Mo Brooks (@MoBrooks) June 22, 2022
“Every single person who helped this campaign is a patriot who loves America, and I thank you for it. This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but I am proud to have fought for our country. America, and you all, are worth it. God bless.”
Britt is set to challenge Will Boyd (ex-chair of the Democrat Party) on November 8th.