Katie Britt sounds off on ‘surreal’ election win over Brooks, insists Alabamians ‘want new blood’

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The race is set for Alabama voters to decide in November who their next U.S. senator will be after Katie Britt’s victory over Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in the runoff of Tuesday’s GOP primary.

In her first interview after her election victory, Britt described the “surreal moment” to TSWT News Digital and said she wasn’t sure if she was “all in” about representing the Republican Party in general election in the state of Yellowhammer on November 8.

Katie Britt, Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Alabama, speaks during an election watch event in Montgomery, Alabama on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
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“I’m so excited,” she said, adding that Alabamians “want new blood.”

Asked about former President Trump’s endorsement of her candidacy and whether she thought it impacted her chances of winning, Britt replied “absolutely!”

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“We were so proud to win this endorsement and we also know that people know – and obviously the president has said this – that we are the best to fight for America’s premier program,” she said. . “That’s what I hear all over the state. People miss these policies.”

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Ahead of the general election, Britt said she and her team will “continue our grassroots campaign, we will continue to crisscross the state, meet with voters and spread our message.”

Britt said she thought it was important to “win the vote” of Alabamians and said she hoped to be elected because she was the “best person for the job.”

The newly elected Republican candidate from the state also touted the significance of her victory in terms of inspiring other conservative women aspiring to run for office.

“It’s so exciting to see so many young conservatives and young women stepping up and saying, ‘It’s time,'” Britt said. “What it boils down to is that we’re looking at this country under the leadership of Joe Biden and it’s all going in the wrong direction. As moms, we know that if we don’t step up and fight, there will be nothing left for our children to fight for.”

Alabama Senate candidate Katie Britt stands with her son and daughter as she addresses members of the media after casting her vote in Montgomery on May 24, 2022.

Alabama Senate candidate Katie Britt stands with her son and daughter as she addresses members of the media after casting her vote in Montgomery on May 24, 2022.
(Britt Campaign)

Britt said the Republican Party was “no longer the party of big business” and instead said it was the party of “working Americans”.

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Britt, who served as retired Sen. Richard Shelby’s chief of staff but never held public office, will face Democratic candidate and pastor Will Boyd, who easily won his primary last month with more than 60% of the vote. .

She is expected to claim victory in November and will become the first woman to represent the state of Alabama in the US Senate.

The largely Republican state elected only one Democratic senator in the past 30 years when it elected Doug Jones in a 2017 special election over the Republican and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. state Roy Moore, who at the time was accused of sexual misconduct.

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Boyd spoke to TSWT News Digital on Tuesday and laid out his platform ahead of the November general election, saying he’s had a lot of support from his party and independent voters in Alabama and has what he wants. it took to win the seat.

“A lot of Alabamians came to me and said I was the only hope right now, so that pushed me forward and here I am today,” South Carolina-born Boyd said. “I have a lot of Republicans, independents and Democrats looking forward to me stepping forward and winning that Senate seat.”

“We have a middle class that needs to grow and move forward,” Boyd said. “I want to develop the middle class from the middle, from the bottom. I want to end poverty as much as possible.”

Boyd said Alabama needs to make sure it “takes the right approach” to ensure success in the state and wants access to health care to be expanded and improved.

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“I want to see equal justice for all,” he added. “We still see where there is no fairness, no fairness in justice systems where the voices of African Americans are not heard…And of course our environment matters…We know that climate change is real.”

Boyd said he and his supporters “really believe this is an election we’re going to win and do well in November,” but noted that many in the state believe his chances of winning in dark red Alabama are an “incredible ascent”.

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