Katie Britt secured the nomination in Alabama’s GOP Senate Primary against Rep. Mo Brooks Tuesday night.
With 96.7% of votes counted, Trump-endorsed Britt defeated Brooks 63.0% to 37.0%.
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Britt is a former head of the Business Council of Alabama and was an aide to Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, who opted to retire, leaving the seat open.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Britt in the runoff. That came after he rescinded his endorsement of Brooks in March. Brooks at the time had been struggling in polls and Trump said it was because the congressman made comments about moving past the 2020 election.
Britt will face Democrat Will Boyd in the November general election. The seat is considered by forecasters to be safely Republican.
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Britt called the victory a “surreal moment” and said she is unsure of whether it has “quite sunk in” that she will represent the Republican Party in the Alabama general election on November 8th.
“I’m so excited,” she said, adding that Alabamians “want new blood.”
Fox News added:
Asked about former President Trump’s endorsement of her candidacy and whether she believed it impacted her chances of winning, Britt said, “absolutely!”
“We were so proud to earn that endorsement and also know that people know – and obviously the president said – that we’re the best to fight for the America first agenda,” she said. “That’s what I’m hearing all over the state. People miss those policies.”
Ahead of the general election, Britt said she and her team would “continue our grassroots campaign, we’re gonna continue to criss cross the state, meeting with voters and spreading our message.”
Britt said she believes it is important to “earn the vote” of Alabamians and said she hopes to be elected because she is the “best person for the job.”
The newly elected Republican nominee from the state also touted the significance of her victory as it relates to inspiration for other conservative women who aspire to run for office.
“It is so exciting to see so many young conservatives and young women step up and say, ‘It’s time,'” Britt said. “What it boils down to, is we look at this country under Joe Biden’s leadership and every single thing is moving in the wrong direction. As mamas, we know if we don’t step up and fight, there’s not going to be anything left for our children to fight for.”