Katie Britt wins 2022 Alabama Republican nomination for U.S. Senate

Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, fusing establishment support and a major cash advantage to defeat U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in a runoff.

As of 9:44 p.m., with 65% of the vote counted in unofficial returns, Britt had 229,958 votes (64.5%). Brooks had 126,575 votes (35.5%).

“Alabama has spoken,” Britt said in an address to her supporters on Tuesday night. “We want new blood. We want fresh blood. We want someone who will fight for our Christian conservative values, who will fight for the freedom and liberty this nation was founded on.”

Katie Britt speaks arrives at her victory party, on the night of the Republican Senate Runoff between Britt and Mo Brooks,on Tuesday evening June 21, 2022, in Montgomery, Ala.

Britt, a former president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, won a year-long battle in a field where the Republican candidates had few if any ideological differences but attacked one another over their professional backgrounds or alleged deviations from party orthodoxy.  

Alabama runoff election 2022:4 Republican races, 1 Democratic contest on statewide ballot

Previously:Katie Britt won’t debate Mo Brooks ahead of June 21 Alabama GOP Senate runoff

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