Trump-endorsed Katie Britt wins Alabama GOP Senate primary runoff election against Rep. Mo Brooks

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Katie Britt, a former leader of the Business Council of Alabama, has defeated Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in the Alabama GOP Senate primary runoff election as she aims to become the Yellowhammer State’s first elected female senator later this year.

The runoff election between Britt and Brooks came after neither candidate garnered more than 50% of the vote in the May 24 primary election. Both candidates were running to replace retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., who has served more than 35 years in Congress and tossed his support behind Britt.

Senate candidates Katie Britt (L) and Mo Brooks (R) (Andi Rice, Bloomberg via Getty Images / AP Photo, Vasha Hunt)


Trump, who has weighed in on multiple races taking place across the country ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and received immense support from Alabamians in both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, initially endorsed Brooks last year. He later rescinded his endorsement and accused Brooks, one of few members in Congress who offered overwhelming support for Trump following his loss in the 2020 presidential election, of going “woke” when he told voters in the state

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