Britt is in — ‘I will put Alabama First and never apologize for it’
One of Alabama’s rising political stars has made her long-anticipated entry into the competition to join the U.S. Senate.
Enterprise native Katie Britt formally announced on Tuesday that she is seeking the Republican nomination to fill the seat being vacated by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL).
Britt, who most recently led the state’s largest business organization, cited a desire to pushback on the policies of the Biden administration as a primary motivator for her candidacy.
“I believe in Alabama and the promise of the American Dream we grew up with – the American Dream in which hard work is rocket fuel; the American Dream that has allowed me to build a career, raise a family and now announce my candidacy for the United States Senate,” Britt stated in a release from her campaign. “But when I look at what’s happening in Joe Biden’s Washington, I don’t recognize our nation. Our Christian conservative values are under attack and opportunity is giving way to entitlement. These past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time praying for America. And now I am stepping up and putting everything on the line. It’s time to fight for our children and our children’s children — and preserve the American Dream for them.”
President Joe Biden has been roundly criticized among conservatives for a proposed expansion of the role of the federal government not seen since the 1930s.
With a less than a year to go until the Republican primary, campaigning for the coveted seat is anticipated to heat up sooner rather than later.
And that’s a gauntlet Britt says she is prepared to handle.
“I will work hard every day to earn the vote of every Alabamian, because I believe I will best represent our values and deliver results for our state in the Senate,” she said. “I will put Alabama First and never apologize for it, championing pro-jobs policies that increase opportunity for hardworking families in every corner of our state. Because we don’t just need a senator from Alabama, we need a Senator for Alabama.”
Britt is married to Alabama Crimson Tide great Wesley Britt, who garnered first team All-SEC honors and played several seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots. The Britts have two children and attend First United Methodist Church in Montgomery.
Britt’s campaign has released an announcement video in which she highlights growing up in the Wiregrass as the daughter of small business owners.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Montgomery businesswoman Lynda Blanchard are the other two announced candidates for the seat.
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