Katie Britt wins Alabama Senate GOP runoff, setting up fall win for open seat

Katie Britt wins Alabama Senate GOP runoff, setting up fall win for open seat


HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama with a landslide runoff victory over Rep. Mo Brooks, capping a come-from-behind campaign that saw her first spurned but then endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

Few believed Britt, 40, was viable last June upon entering the campaign against Brooks, one of the first Republican Senate contenders of the 2022 election cycle to receive a coveted Trump endorsement. But the former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) shrugged off Trump’s early criticism that she was an unqualified, establishment lackey — leapfrogging Brooks in the polls, finishing first in Alabama’s May 24 primary, and defeating the congressman in Tuesday’s runoff.

For Brooks, it was

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