Britt Beats Brooks in Alabama Senate Runoff Britt (AP)
JILL COLVIN and KIM CHANDLER Tuesday, 21 June 2022 09:45 PM
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.
The loss ends a turbulent campaign for Brooks, a conservative firebrand who had fully embraced Trump’s allegations of 2020 election fraud and had run under the banner “MAGA Mo.” But it wasn’t enough for the former president, who initially backed Brooks in the race to replace Britt's former boss, retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, but then pulled his support as Brooks languished in the polls.
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.
The state was among a handful holding contests Tuesday at the midpoint of a primary season that has been shaped by Trump’s continuing sway over the GOP.