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Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:18 PM

Katie Britt, Mo Brooks fight for GOP Senate nomination in Ala. runoff

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Source: Washington Post

Republican primary runoffs in Alabama and Georgia on Tuesday featured congressional candidates with dueling claims to the party base, pitting favorites of former president Donald Trump against rivals who have also embraced Trump’s brand and echoed his false claims of election fraud. In Alabama, analysts and strategists said heading into Tuesday that they regarded Katie Britt as the front-runner for the GOP nomination to replace her old boss, retiring Sen. Richard C. Shelby.

Pitching herself as a newcomer with conservative and Christian values, Britt, 40, had appeared to seize the inside track, according to observers, after a roller-coaster race in which Rep. Mo Brooks, 68, once seemed like the candidate to beat. Trump’s influence was also clear in Alabama’s GOP runoff for secretary of state, where the candidates questioned or stoked doubts about the 2020 vote. One of them, state auditor Jim Zeigler, is endorsed by MyPillow chief executive Mike Lindell, who has pushed flatly untrue allegations of electoral wrongdoing in 2020.

The other candidate, state Rep. Wes Allen, called for an end Alabama’s participation in a system that shares voter registration data across 31 states to keep their rolls up to date. Whoever emerges from the runoff would be favored to win the general election and oversee voting in the state. Candidates who baselessly discredit the 2020 election have already won the GOP nomination in two battleground states, Michigan and Nevada, where they are likely to face tougher general election races. In the Senate runoff, Brooks, a Trump loyalist who worked to reject President Biden’s 2020 victory, initially had Trump’s endorsement.

But Trump ditched Brooks this March as he slipped in the polls, and he excoriated the congressman for once urging a crowd to set aside grievances about the 2020 election and focus on 2022 and 2024. Trump eventually endorsed Britt, a former chief of staff to Shelby and ex-chief executive of the Business Council of Alabama — but only after Britt did well in the May 24 primary. Britt outpaced Brooks by more than 15 percentage points, but did not win a majority of the vote, triggering a runoff between the top two finishers. The Republican nominee will begin as a heavy favorite to win the general election in a deep-red state.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/21/alabama-election-britt-brooks/



UPDATE:

Katie Britt is projected to beat Mo Brooks in Alabama GOP Senate race


By Hannah Knowles
Updated June 21, 2022 at 9:56 p.m. EDT | Published June 21, 2022 at 4:22 p.m. EDT

First-time candidate Katie Britt on Tuesday won the Republican nomination to represent Alabama in the Senate, the Associated Press projected, defeating Rep. Mo Brooks after a roller coaster primary in which former president Donald Trump abandoned a staunch ally.

Brooks, 68, once seemed like the candidate to beat, with more than a decade in Congress and an endorsement from Trump. But the former president deserted Brooks as he slipped in the polls this year and ultimately backed Britt as strategists predicted she would win. Britt, 40, seeks to replace her old boss, retiring Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R), and has pitched herself as a newcomer with conservative and Christian values.

A former chief of staff of Shelby and ex-chief executive of the Business Council of Alabama, Britt will begin as a heavy favorite to win the general election in a deep-red state against Democratic nominee Will Boyd. Her upbeat ads have promised “new blood to shake things up in Washington,” while blaming the Biden administration for high inflation.

“I think that she has been able to kind of capture that zeitgeist of, you know, people who — maybe they are negative about the future of our country, but they want to be positive,” said David Mowery, an Alabama-based consultant who is not affiliated with either Senate campaign.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/21/alabama-election-britt-brooks/

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Reply Katie Britt, Mo Brooks fight for GOP Senate nomination in Ala. runoff (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Tuesday OP
Lovie777 Tuesday #1
rurallib Tuesday #2
Ford_Prefect Tuesday #3
rurallib Tuesday #4
CountMyVote4Reality Tuesday #6
groundloop Tuesday #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Tuesday #7
BumRushDaShow Tuesday #8
groundloop Wednesday #9
BumRushDaShow Wednesday #10

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:21 PM

1. GOSH . ..

both are bad.

Where is Mitch?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:23 PM

2. Time for something biblical like the earth opening up

and swallowing both of them whole.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:42 PM

3. Based on the evidence the committee has so far revealed that may yet come to pass.

I'm not holding my breath but stranger things have happened, and in Alabama too.

...And then there was the time 2 Georgia Democrats were elected to the US Senate...

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 08:43 PM

4. I won't want to miss that!

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 09:24 PM

6. "Or earth, gape open wide and eat 'them' quick."

Paraphrased from Shakespeare’s Richard III: Act 1, Scene 2.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 09:09 PM

5. It's absolutely sickening having to watch their TV ads....


Both are horrible, it's a nonstop contest to out-stupid each other.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 10:00 PM

8. I saw WaPo projecting she would win

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 10:36 AM

9. Well good, she can protect me from them evil baby killing gun stealing libruls in Washington


(That's what she said she'll do anyway.)

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 10:48 AM

10. One wonders when people will finally have enough of so-called "adults" engaging in "crazy-talk"?

I suppose the closest we got to seeing the push-back, were the narratives in the judicial rulings for most of their lawsuits, where they submitted gibberish and were thankfully called out for their gibberish, often ripping them a new one for taking up the court's time. Unfortunately it came at the cost of governmental and non-governmental officials' time and money because they were forced to even have to deal with it.

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