Mo Brooks Will Face Tough Runoff In Alabama GOP Senate Primary After Losing Trump’s Endorsement
Share this @internewscast.com


Topline

Rep. Mo Brooks and former political staffer Katie Britt will face off in a runoff election for the Republican Alabama Senate nomination, the Associated Press projected, after neither candidate managed to win a majority of votes in Tuesday’s primary—two months after former President Donald Trump dramatically rescinded his endorsement of Brooks.

Key Facts

Britt led Brooks 45% to 28.8% early Wednesday morning, with 85% of votes counted, according to results compiled by the AP.

Veteran and businessman Mike Durant was in third place, at 23.3%, leading him to concede Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile, the AP projected Will Boyd will be the Democratic Senate nominee, though Republicans are heavily favored to win in November’s general election.

Key Background

Brooks was previously a top Trump ally, infamously encouraging the former president’s supporters to “start taking down names and kicking ass” in a rally hours before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. In April 2021, Trump issued an enthusiastic endorsement of Brooks for a Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R), declaring that Brooks “will never let you down.” Eleven months later, despite supporting Trump’s false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, Brooks told attendees at a Trump rally that they should stop dwelling on the election and move on. Trump rescinded his endorsement, claiming that Brooks had become “woke” and abandoned his principles, after which Brooks’ once-decisive lead in the polls quickly dwindled. Brooks claims he fell out of favor with Trump after the former president asked him to “immediately remove” President Joe Biden from the White House and return Trump to power, a request Brooks says he rejected because such a seizure of power would have been unconstitutional.

Further Reading

“GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Claims Trump Asked Him To Reinstate Trump Presidency” (Forbes)



Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

SMALL CAP SHARE IDEAS: Mining royalty company Anglo Pacific Group

Two major factors underpin the case for Anglo Pacific Group, London’s longest…

Crema Finance shuts liquidity protocol on Solana amid hack investigation

Crema Finance, a concentrated liquidity protocol over the Solana blockchain, announced the…

The Value In Value

“One damned thing after another” was Churchill’s concise (though perhaps misattributed) definition…

10 Growth Signals In The Family Office Industry

Family offices have become increasingly popular in the private asset management sector…

Tesla Delivery Pace Drops In Second Quarter On China Slowdown

Elon Musk at SpaceX’s Starbase facility near Boca Chica Village in South…

The iPhone’s Creators Reveal the Consequences They Never Expected

While on vacation in Hawaii with his family in 2011, Tony Fadell…

African celebrities join degens on the journey to the moon

African degens are on a journey to the moon. With crypto, African…

The Biggest Problems With The ‘Stranger Things 4’ Finale

Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 has some major problems Credit: Netflix The…