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Trump-backed Katie Britt defeats Mo Brooks in Alabama GOP Senate runoff

Britt was a former chief of staff to Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt at home with her family
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt at home with her family | Katie Britt for U.S. Senate

June 22, 2022 2:04am

Updated: June 22, 2022 2:47pm

Alabama GOP Senate primary candidate Katie Britt is the projected winner of the runoff election against Rep. Mo Brooks on Tuesday.

Former President Trump endorsed Britt over Brooks, a longtime supporter of Trump.

"Above all, Katie Britt will never let you down," Trump has said about Britt. "She has my complete and total endorsement!”

Trump had originally backed Brooks. However, Brooks had told voters to look past the 2020 presidential election. Trump maintains that there was voter fraud during the election. He wound up changing his endorsement.

Britt was a former chief of staff to Alabama GOP Sen. Richard Shelby. Brooks and Britt were competing for the retiring Shelby's seat.