On Monday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) U.S. Senate campaign unveiled one of the more significant endorsements to date in the race’s early stages for the GOP nomination for Alabama’s 2022 U.S. Senate contest.
The endorsement, while not totally unexpected, came from the Club for Growth, an entity that has been very active in Alabama elections in recent years. However, in announcing the endorsement, Brooks also took a shot at his opponent former Business Council of Alabama president Katie Britt, sparking another early skirmish in this election cycle.
Brooks referred to Britt as a “professional lobbyist” in touting the Club for Growth endorsement.
“In Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, the Establishment, Never Trump, cheap foreign labor, debt junkie, tax and spend wings of the Republican Party are ALL coalescing their big-time money on professional lobbyist Katie Britt. Club for Growth’s endorsement and help is a much-needed counterweight to special interests who see the federal government as nothing more than a trough to feed at.”
“I am honored and thankful for Club for Growth’s endorsement,” he added. “Their endorsement is yet another third-party confirmation that Mo Brooks is THE fearless fighting conservative America needs in the U.S. Senate.”
Brooks held up the endorsement alongside his endorsement from former President Donald Trump given earlier this year.
“The importance of Club for Growth’s endorsement cannot be overstated. Club for Growth’s endorsement is a clarion call to conservatives in Alabama and all across America to support Mo Brooks for Senate. That is HUGE! Let me add one very important note. NO Republican candidate in history has ever lost a Republican primary when BOTH President Trump and the Club for Growth have endorsed. I am confident GOP voters will not break that that streak in Alabama.”
Yellowhammer News reached out to the Britt campaign to comment on the Club for Growth endorsement and response to Brooks’ jab.
“Bless his heart, there he goes again with Mo’ lies,” Britt said in a statement from the campaign. “As a first-time candidate, I’m not surprised that the Washington, D.C. super PACs have decided to back my opponent, who’s been in office since 1982. I have made it clear that I’m going to put Alabama First – and out-of-state special interests have obviously gotten the message. We’re working relentlessly every day to speak directly to the people of our great state about how I’ll be the Senator FOR Alabama, not just a senator from Alabama. We’re excited about the momentum that is building less than a week in, and we look forward to this grassroots movement taking us to victory in 2022.”
“I will proudly support Alabama’s agriculture industry, strengthen our military bases and defense community, and fight tirelessly for good-paying jobs for hard-working Alabamians – and never apologize for it,” she added. “If that means I get attacked by the Swamp, so be it. I’ll continue to focus on bettering the lives of all Alabamians.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.