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U.S. Senator Katie Britt endorses Caroleene Dobson for Congress

According to an early morning campaign release just hours after officially securing victory in the runoff election, Republican candidate for Alabama’s newly-drawn 2nd Congressional District, Caroleene Dobson, has earned the endorsement of U.S. Senator Katie Britt.

On Tuesday night, Democratic voters chose Shomari Figures, a Mobile native with a historical connection to Alabama politics and the civil rights movement. GOP voters chose Dobson, who Sen. Britt’s (R-Montgomery) campaign described as, “a distinguished attorney, wife, and mom.”

“I am excited to endorse my friend, Caroleene Dobson, to serve as the next Representative for Alabama’s Second Congressional District,” Sen. Britt said.

“She will always put Alabamians first and stand up strongly for common sense – which is a rarity nowadays in Washington. As a resident of the district, I know that Caroleene will tirelessly fight for secure borders, stable prices, and safe streets; defend women and families; and grow opportunity for every Alabamian, so no one’s zip code prohibits them from living their American Dream. Victory in November starts today. It’s time to send Caroleene to Congress.”

According to the release, in addition to endorsing Dobson, Britt’s leadership committee is financially contributing the maximum permissible amount to Dobson’s campaign. “The November 5 General Election will be extremely competitive, and Sen. Britt is encouraging all Alabamians to rally around Dobson early and invest their time, talent, voice, energy, and resources to helping win this critical contest.”

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A National Merit finalist and a U.S. Presidential Scholar, Dobson attended Harvard College, earning a degree in history and literature. Dobson later attended Baylor Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude and was the articles editor for the Baylor Law Review. Dobson is a member of the Alabama Forestry Commission, an active member of the Federalist Society, and serves on the Board of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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