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Former Alabama Business Council leader Katie Britt has defeated Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in the Alabama GOP Senate primary runoff election, as she aims to become Yellowhammer State’s first elected female senator later this year.
The runoff election between Britt and Brooks took place after any candidate secured more than 50% of the vote in the May 24 primary election. Both candidates were running to replace retired Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., who has served more than 35 years in Congress and has thrown his support behind Britt.
Senate candidates Katie Britt (L) and Mo Brooks (R) (Andy Rice, Bloomberg via Getty Images/AP Photo, Vasha Hunt)
Katie Britt, Mo Brooks tell America the first agenda
Trump, who has weighed in on several races across the country ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and garnered immense support from Alabamians in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, initially backed Brooks last year. He later canceled his support and accused Brooks, one of the few members of Congress who offered overwhelming support for Trump after his defeat in the 2020 presidential election, of being “wake up” when he told voters in the state that it It is time to focus on the 2022 and 2024 elections.
Two weeks before the runoff election, Trump backed Brit as she won the polls and said in a statement that she is “a fearless America First Warrior.” Speaking to Fox News Digital in an interview last week, Britt said she was “excited and grateful” for Trump’s support because “people are drawn to new blood.”
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“The people of Alabam loved the president,” she said at the time. “They remember America First’s agenda and they are ready to get our country back on track.”
Katie Britt, the US Republican Senate candidate for Alabama, speaks during an election night watch event in Montgomery, Alabama (Andy Rice/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Prior to the election, Brooks, who told Fox News Digital that he had not spoken with Trump because he had lost his support, insisted during an interview with AL.com last week that the former president’s ” No loyalty to anyone or anything other than himself,” he said, adding that he was a “MAGA candidate” in the race. Britt responded to Brooks’ remarks and insisted that Trump was in the race to “reveal who the MAGA candidate is”.
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Britt formerly served as Shelby’s aide and served as their Chief of Staff from 2016 to 2018.
Britt will now face the state’s Democratic nominee for Senate Will Boyd in the November 8 general election, where he is expected to succeed the dark red state.
Boyd is a pastor and former Democratic Party county president.
Kyle Morris covers politics for Fox News. On Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.