Trump-Backed Katie Britt Defeats Rep. Mo Brooks: Alabama GOP Senate Nomination

Britt is poised to be Alabama’s first female senator.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Former President Donald Trump-backed candidate Katie Britt beat Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks for the Alabama Senate nomination in Tuesday’s primary.
  • Britt took the nomination in a runoff election, defeating the previously Trump-endorsed Brooks who lost the former president’s favor later in the election.
  • “Alabama has spoken. We want new blood. We want fresh blood. We want someone who will fight for Christian, conservative values,” Britt said to cheers from the crowd in Montgomery.
  • The newly nominated Republican said she wants the Biden administration to see that Republicans plan to retake Congress in November and put America first again.
  • Britt, who is believed likely to win the largely Republican state, is on her way to becoming Alabama’s first woman and youngest senator.
BROOKS CONCESSION SPEECH:
  • “It’s always appropriate to congratulate the winners, and some of these winners might be a little bit unexpected, but I’d be remiss if I did not congratulate the Alabama Democratic Party for helping to ensure that the Democratic nominee in the Republican primary won,” Brooks said Tuesday evening during a prepared speech to supporters who gathered with the congressman for an election night party at a Huntsville gun range.
  • “Congratulations to the Democrats. They now have two nominees in the general election,” Brooks continued. “Another group I’d be remiss if I did not congratulate are special interest groups generally and more specifically the special interest groups that support open borders and cheap foreign labor. They worked hard for their values.”
  • Later during his election night festivities, the Alabama Senate contestant reportedly took parting shots at his Republicans, Congress, where he has served for over a decade, and the nation at large, saying, “The Republican Party of Alabama lost in a variety of different ways,” before going on to say that America “quite clearly lost” and that Capitol Hill is “a really depressing place to work.”
BACKGROUND:
  • Britt formerly chaired the Business Council of Alabama and was able to raise more than $7.4 million for her primary campaign.
  • Brooks raised just over $3.1 million for his campaign and eventually lost the Trump endorsement after he encouraged his supporters to put the claims of 2020 election fraud “behind you.”