Thursday, the 2022 U.S. Senate campaign for U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) announced it had earned the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
In the endorsement, Cruz asked his fellow conservatives to back Brooks.
“Mo Brooks is a proven conservative who will fight to protect Alabama from Joe Biden’s radical agenda,” Cruz said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “The Senate needs strong, principled leaders who will take on the Washington swamp. I ask my fellow conservatives in Alabama to support Mo’s campaign for U.S. Senate.”
Cruz’s endorsement is another high-profile endorsement for the Brooks campaign. Earlier this year, former President Donald Trump also endorsed Brooks.
Brooks was a loyal advocate for Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign. He said the nod from Cruz showed he was “the only proven conservative” in the contest.
“We are thrilled to receive the endorsement of renowned conservative U.S. Senator Ted Cruz,” Brooks said in a statement. “Ted Cruz is one of America’s and the U.S. Senate’s greatest, stalwart fighters for liberty, freedom and the foundational principles that have combined to make America the greatest nation in world history.”
“Senator Cruz’s endorsement confirms yet again that Congressman Mo Brooks is the only proven conservative in the Alabama U.S. Senate race that Alabama voters can rely on to do what he says he will do,” he continued. “No other Senate candidate offers a proven, conservative track record.”
In his statement, Brooks also took another shot at his opponent, former Business Council of Alabama head Katie Britt.
“While my second-place opponent continues to rack up money from and endorsements by special interest groups that seek to flood America with cheap foreign workers who take jobs from and undermine the wages of struggling American families, we have been blessed with endorsements of well-known conservative thought leaders who seek to make America First, for all Americans,” Brooks added. “Our campaign really likes that contrast, and I believe Alabama voters do, too!”
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