HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Katie Britt’s victory over Rep. Mo Brooks in a runoff election to pick Alabama’s Republican Senate nominee was another triumph for Donald Trump in a key party primary — but not because the former president endorsed the winner.
Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), was headed to victory in Tuesday’s contest long before Trump granted his seal of approval on June 10. Indeed, she surpassed Brooks in public opinion polls early this year, leading Trump to disavow his support for the congressman. Yet in perhaps a more important way, Britt’s nomination represented an accomplishment for the former president worth bragging about.
Britt campaigned for Senate as a pro-Trump Republican from