Skip to comments.Senate Republicans quietly buck Trump in Alabama race
Posted on 12/02/2021 7:20:18 PM PST by cotton1706
No senator other than her former boss, Sen. Richard Shelby, has publicly endorsed Katie Britt yet. But she is quietly getting support from at least a half-dozen of Shelby’s Republican colleagues in her bid against Donald Trump’s pick in Alabama’s open Senate race.
Five Republican senators — Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) — have donated to Britt’s campaign from their leadership PACs. None of them have done so yet for GOP Rep. Mo Brooks, who Trump endorsed in April to replace the retiring Shelby (R-Ala.).
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.), a Trump ally who won his seat in 2020 with Trump’s backing, attended a Wednesday night D.C. fundraiser for Britt, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) who served as the event’s “special guest,” according to the invitation.
“I like Katie a lot,” Graham told POLITICO on Thursday, noting he has known Britt since she worked for Shelby, and eventually became the senator’s chief of staff.
“In a party trying to grow demographically and pull more women in the party, that'd be a good thing. The people of Alabama will figure that out.”
Brooks has “a strong profile in Alabama, but Katie's not giving an inch,” Graham added. “We'll see what happens."
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So the machinations have begun.
No surprises. No particular concerns.
Mo Brooks will win
We know what Washington wants, what does Alabama want?
So Tuberville is Pure GOPE .
Yep, the GOPe is on parade...
Trump should point out that she wants to Shill for Mitch and hammer that message. She either distances herself from Mitch or lean into it in which case everyone should know to stay clear of her
That would put it over the top for me.
To beat Georgia?
That’s because they think Trump is over. He needs to hold a rally in Alabama and then in South Carolina.
There isn’t a single conservative in the state of Alabama? Personally, I wouldn’t want Brooks or Britt. At the end of the day, they will both be the same in the Senate.
You may be right, but I think they are scared to death he
I agree that a couple of massive rallies would certainly put
them on notice.
Inhofe used to be solid. DC got to him.
Solidity is ephemeral.
President Trump needs to hold a rally in Louisville and smash “Team Mitch” to smithereens! The Turtle needs to be dragged out of his shell and exposed as the leader of the swamp.
That is why I refuse to donate to any republican candidate, until they have a track record. I donated to a lot of “tea party” Republicans, who immediately hitched their wagons to the establishment once they were in Washington. That won’t happen again.
Surprised to see Inhofe and Ernst there.
Rumor is that Britt and Shelby have sexual relations.
“There isn’t a single conservative in the state of Alabama? Personally, I wouldn’t want Brooks or Britt. At the end of the day, they will both be the same in the Senate.”
Well said, finally a person that understands that the American Establishment doesn’t care who you vote for.
They control your opposition candidates just as much as your establishment candidate.
This is the real conservative.... No this is the real conservative... no this is the real conservative.
Around we go.
The facts are in the legislative history of the United States, regardless of party since 1788, the legislation passes.
Its been a rigged game since 1788 and they’ll rig the game for Trump in 2024.
Britt is the Assistant Democrat in the race.
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