Katie Britt on cusp of comeback win vs. Mo Brooks in Alabama Senate GOP runoff

6/22/2022 2:38:00 PM

.@KatieBrittforAL conceded that few Republicans thought she could win the Republican nomination for Senate in the ruby-red state of Alabama after former President Donald Trump endorsed @RepMoBrooks early in the campaign.

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.KatieBrittforAL conceded that few Republicans thought she could win the Republican nomination for Senate in the ruby-red state of Alabama after former President Donald Trump endorsed RepMoBrooks early in the campaign.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Katie Britt conceded that few Republicans thought she could win the Republican nomination for Senate in the ruby-red state of Alabama after former President Donald Trump endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks early in the campaign.

“Nobody believed — or I’d say, 95% of the people probably believed that this wasn’t possible,” said Britt, 40. “We knew, with a lot of hard work, what was possible, and we are just glad that others have chosen to stand in there with us and help us move the needle in this race.”

KATIE BRITT IGNORES MO BROOKS IN FINAL PITCH TO VOTERS IN ALABAMA SENATE RUNOFFAfter finishing first in the Senate GOP primary on May 24 while outpacing Brooks by nearly 16 percentage points, Britt is the underdog no more. She entered the runoff contest with Brooks heavily favored and is expected to secure her party’s nomination comfortably when the votes are tallied Tuesday evening after the polls close at 8 p.m. EDT.

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Election 2022: Britt beats Brooks in Alabama Senate runoffMONTGOMERY — Katie Britt has won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama , defeating six-term Congressman Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his endorsement. Yes!!!! ❤ Yep, those Trump endorsements are the kiss of death, aren't they.

Katie Britt ignores Mo Brooks in final pitch to voters in Alabama Senate runoffDALEVILLE, Alabama — Katie Britt never mentioned her opponent, Rep. Mo Brooks, or former President Donald Trump as she closed out her runoff campaign for the Republican Senate nomination a stone’s throw from her hometown in southeastern Alabama ’s rural wiregrass region.

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DC mayor nominated for third term; Alabama Rep. endorsed then un-endorsed by Trump loses: primary resultsBusiness executive Katie Britt claimed the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama on Tuesday, easily winning a runoff over former Donald Trump -endorsed congressman Mo Brooks. Que sí sabes lo que es una POTERA ACAB Is That A Dude?

Wiregrass native Katie Britt one step closer to congressWiregrass native Katie Britt one step closer to congress after win over congressman Mo Brooks Bleh. Terrible choice for Alabama.

Senate runoff in Alabama, House primaries in Virginia among races to watch TuesdayThe clash between Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks in the Alabama GOP Senate primary offers another test of Trump's endorsement. 🤮🤮🤮🤮

In comments to reporters Tuesday morning, Britt framed her Senate bid as “David versus Goliath.By JILL COLVIN and KIM CHANDLER Associated Press step of rescinding his endorsement.In front of lifelong friends, family, and extended family who packed a dining hall at McLin’s, a popular local catfish restaurant, Britt ticked off a laundry list of priorities she plans to address as the successor to retiring Sen.You may click on “ Your Choices ” below to learn about and use cookie management tools to limit use of cookies when you visit NPR’s sites.

” But Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R), along with a close-knit circle of supporters, was so confident Brooks was beatable — even with Trump’s backing — that husband Wesley Britt resigned from an executive position with Birmingham-based Alabama Power Company to devote himself to the campaign full time." But it wasn't enough for the former president, who initially backed Brooks in the race to replace Britt's former boss, retiring Sen. “Nobody believed — or I’d say, 95% of the people probably believed that this wasn’t possible,” said Britt, 40. TRUMP THINKS HE 'WOULD WIN' A PRIMARY FIGHT WITH DESANTIS But mostly, a visibly emotional Britt talked about her roots in nearby Enterprise and the surrounding environs in the culturally and politically conservative wiregrass, declaring she would not be on the precipice of winning a seat in the Senate if not for the values and work ethic instilled in her by her community. “We knew, with a lot of hard work, what was possible, and we are just glad that others have chosen to stand in there with us and help us move the needle in this race. Trump eventually endorsed Britt in the race's final stretch after she emerged as the top vote-getter in the state's May 24 primary.” KATIE BRITT IGNORES MO BROOKS IN FINAL PITCH TO VOTERS IN ALABAMA SENATE RUNOFF After finishing first in the Senate GOP primary on May 24 while outpacing Brooks by nearly 16 percentage points, Britt is the underdog no more.

She entered the runoff contest with Brooks heavily favored and is expected to secure her party’s nomination comfortably when the votes are tallied Tuesday evening after the polls close at 8 p. After bruising defeats in last month's Georgia primaries, Trump's losing streak in the state continued Tuesday as two of his endorsed congressional candidates faltered in their GOP run-off elections. Britt needn’t worry.m. EDT. And in the 10th District east of Atlanta, trucking company owner Mike Collins bested Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones. Indeed, that looked to be the case weeks ago, before Trump endorsed Britt on June 10, roughly three months after he abandoned Brooks, 68, who was trailing in the polls and trending downward. Brooks had been endorsed by Trump and was considered a shoo-in in Republican-leaning Alabama, among the most pro-Trump states in the country. But the former president’s seal of approval certainly did not hurt Britt’s prospects, either. David Perdue.

Alabama has typically been among the most pro-Trump states in the country. “We were honored to receive President Trump’s endorsement,” Britt said. Brian Kemp, who endorsed Collins. Her supporters say she simply outworked Brooks. “He knows that I am the best to fight for the America First agenda.” 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. Jody Hice, who also lost his bid to unseat Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, another top Trump target. 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.” As supporters dined on garden salads and catfish, Britt worked the room, visiting for minutes at a time with nearly every attendee.

The congressman has accused Britt of being an establishment sellout who will kowtow to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Trump initially endorsed Brooks in the spring of 2021, rewarding an ardent champion of his baseless claims of a stolen election. Trump has been attempting to foment a rebellion against McConnell for nearly a year; that has not appeared to help Brooks, either. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER But that has not stopped him from trying.S. Rand Paul (R-KY). “Today is Election Day. America needs fighters in the Senate, not rubber stamps for Mitch McConnell,” the congressman tweeted Tuesday morning." But nearly a year later, Trump rescinded his support after the pair's relationship soured and as the conservative firebrand languished in the polls.

“The DC establishment thinks our seat is for sale.”. I ask you to vote for Mo Brooks and show them it’s not." The move was widely seen as an effort by Trump to save face amid other losses, and Brooks alleged that it came after he informed Trump that there was no way to"rescind" the 2020 election, remove Biden from power, or hold a new special election for the presidency.” Britt was scheduled to spend election night with supporters in Montgomery. Brooks was gathering with supporters in Huntsville. Instead, Brooks managed to finish second in the state's May 24 primary, earning 29% of the vote to Britt's 45% and forcing a runoff. .