Katie Britt, the Alabama Senate hopeful, managed to get the most votes in the state’s GOP primary this past Tuesday evening, but overall failed to garner higher than 50% support and will not be going up against Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) as part of a primary runoff slated for June 21st.
Britt, the former chief of staff for the outgoing Alabama Senator Richard Shelby, managed to garner 44.76% of the vote, as reported by Decision Desk HQ. Brooks managed to get 29.16%.
Brooks previously sported the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, but he pulled that support in the wake of Brooks telling his followers to move on from the 2020 presidential election. Britt, in response, has been recently trying to market herself as the true “America First” candidate.
“Thank you, Alabama! What an incredible night! We still have a lot of work to do. But I’m ready to take on the fight. We’re going to win on June 21! I’ll hit the ground running on day one as Alabama’s next U.S. Senator,” stated Britt in a tweet. “And I’ll always put America and Alabama First.”
Thank you, Alabama! What an incredible night!
We still have a lot of work to do.
But I’m ready to take on the fight. We’re going to win on June 21!
I’ll hit the ground running on day one as Alabama’s next U.S. Senator.
And I’ll always put America and Alabama First. #alsen pic.twitter.com/EIhxbGJkCS
— Katie Britt for AL (@KatieBrittforAL) May 25, 2022
Before the election, Britt focused on her support for Trump’s America First agenda.
“Not only am I the only candidate in the race who’s actually voted for the president every single time he’s been on the ballot, but also I’ve had the opportunity to work on the America First agenda. I understand it. I know what it means,” Britt claimed as part of a recent interview with Fox News.
Britt went on to add that she has relayed to Trump as to why she’s “the best candidate to advance the America First agenda.” The frontrunner for Alabama is also very pointedly making this entire campaign against the record of President Joe Biden.
“Everyone has seen that our country was moving in the right direction under President Trump, and now under Joe Biden it is a disaster. I mean, there is no doubt that we are weaker and more vulnerable every single day that Joe Biden is the president,” stated Britt.
Brooks, however, has gotten much support from people such as Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).
“When it comes to Donald Trump, every Republican candidate on earth professes their allegiance to President Trump,” stated Cruz to his audience recently. “The reason I’m here is because I’ve seen this man stand and fight. Talk is cheap,” he stated, seemingly proud of the policies from Brooks.
One non-profit dedicated to advancing America First principles, Women for America First, also gave their endorsement to Brooks.
“We know he’s the best candidate to represent the state of Alabama while working to Make America Great Again,” stated Amy Kremer, the Chairwoman of Women for America First. “He has a battle-tested record of being a conservative fighter. If elected, he will continue that work with other conservatives in the US Senate to defend our Constitutional rights.”