‘Run Katie Run’: Conservative activist CJ Pearson calls for Britt Senate candidacy
Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) and former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard are currently the only two candidates in Alabama’s 2022 U.S. Senate race, however prominent conservative activist CJ Pearson hopes that field will soon grow to include a fresh face.
Pearson is president of the Free Thinker Project and a student at the University of Alabama. He is known nationally as a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump’s agenda.
In a tweet on Wednesday evening, Pearson said, “The Left hates strong women. It’s why they despise conservative women.”
“It’s why I’m so glad to see so many conservative women running for office, and we need more. They’re taking that narrative head on and taking names,” he continued.
He then expressed his support for Republican Katie Britt running for the U.S. Senate.
Britt was instrumental in identifying and confirming strong, young conservatives to the federal bench in Alabama and on the 11th Circuit when she served as chief of staff to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL); she also notably worked on behalf of Alabamians to help confirm now-Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. Britt is now the president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama — a role in which she is one of the state’s top advocates for small businesses and led the Keep Alabama Open campaign that began last year.
Pearson concluded, “I hope @KatieBoydBritt is considering. #RunKatieRun”
In an interview last week on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show,” Britt was asked by guest host Jay Town (the former Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama) whether she was considering a Senate bid.
“First off, for you to ask this girl who grew up in Coffee County if she would consider running for the United States Senate is just an incredibly humbling moment for me,” she said. “I will say: I get on my knees every night and pray.”
Britt advised that she and her husband, former Crimson Tide football star Wesley Britt, “have been praying very diligently about this for the last several months.”
“It is certainly something on my heart and on my mind,” she concluded. “I see what’s happening in D.C. I am disgusted by it. And I feel like we have to have someone who will stand up for our Christian conservative values, that will fight for the country we love, will fight for our freedom, and who will also be effective for Alabama and will make sure we have a seat at the table.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn