U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt on Thursday released her campaign’s first digital advertisement featuring her husband, 2000s-era University of Alabama football star and former New England Patriot, Wesley Britt.
The football-themed spot, titled “Toughness,” displays the former Crimson Tide All-American offensive tackle touting his wife’s willingness to take aim at President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies.
The opening scene kicks off with the former Tide standout detailing his football career.
“As Alabama’s former team captain, I know about toughness,” he says. “I’ve knocked heads with the baddest dudes in the SEC and the NFL.”
He adds, “But the toughest person I’ve ever met stands just 5’4”. My wife, Katie, doesn’t have an ounce of quit in her. And trust me when I say: She’s fired up to take it to Biden and his crew.”
The ad then cuts to the Senate candidate. She states, “I’m Katie Britt, and I approve this message. Because I’ve had enough, and the liberals in Washington – they’re going to hear about it.”
A recent poll commissioned by Alabama Daily News showed the former Business Council of Alabama (BCA) head gaining ground on opponent U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), with Britt trailing the congressman by 23.1%, compared to a previous June poll which showed her behind by 51%. According to the latest poll, Brooks sits at 40.8% while Britt garnered the support of 17.7% of respondents.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard and businesswoman Jessica Taylor came in at 3% and 1.6%, respectively.
Britt, a first-time candidate, is seeking election to Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), whom she formerly served as chief of staff.
As president and CEO of the BCA, Britt spearheaded the organization’s “Keep Alabama Open” campaign in response to calls for a nationwide mandatory shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19. She also led legislative efforts to shield Alabama employers from pandemic-related lawsuits along with advocating for other initiatives supporting in-state businesses.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL