Last week, the race for the Republican nod for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat up in 2022 added another candidate as Azimuth founder and CEO Jessica Taylor announced her intentions to enter the contest.
Taylor made her announcement in a video that included a rocket launch and is the fourth entrant in a field that includes U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), former Business Council of Alabama president Katie Britt and former U.S. ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard.
During an interview on Mobile radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Taylor explained what she saw as setting herself apart from the rest of the field.
“[I] think everybody in this race is claiming he or she is the outsider,” Taylor said. “But that’s really laughable on its face. We’ve got a lobbyist, a RINO and someone who has served in office longer than I’ve been on this planet. So, I think we need somebody who can bring that new generation of conservatives into the fold and go up there and actually get things done, and that’s what I’ll do.”
Taylor downplayed former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Brooks.
“First of all, as it relates to the Trump endorsement, I don’t believe that Alabamians will let anybody tell them how to vote,” she replied. “Your question really does highlight something important about this race — I am the outsider. I am the underdog in this race. I’m not the career politician, the lobbyist with the usual suspects and contacts. I am the underdog. You know who else was the underdog? Donald J. Trump. So I put myself in pretty good company.”
@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.