Skip to comments.Alabama GOP Candidate Boosted by Shelby’s Appropriations Network
Posted on 12/20/2021 1:13:28 PM PST by cotton1706
Katie Britt’s getting a boost from her former boss, the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, in her bid to replace him in the Senate.
Sen. Richard Shelby plans to use his own campaign funds and sway with colleagues to help Britt overcome Donald Trump-backed primary opposition. Amid a whirlwind of fundraisers and meetings for Britt this month in Washington, many of Shelby’s colleagues described her as extremely well-qualified to succeed him after he retires next year and possibly even win a slot on the powerful committee that oversees $1.3 trillion in annual spending.
Shelby’s made no secret of his desire to help Britt defeat Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) in the May primary and position her to become the first female senator from the state. The six-term lawmaker also is courting support for Britt among the panel’s other GOP members, many of whom already know her from her previous work as Shelby’s top aide.
“I think she’s got a lot of goodwill, she worked up here,” Shelby said in an interview after he hosted one of several recent Washington fundraisers for Britt. “Lots of these people know her as my chief of staff.”
The race is shaping up to be a test of whether the establishment wing of the Republican party can successfully counter the Trump’s influence. It also underscores the power struggle between Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.), a Shelby ally who’ll need loyal senators to reclaim the majority leader’s post if his party wins back the chamber in 2022 . Trump has made it clear he wants to depose McConnell as Senate GOP leader.
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The next Christie Todd Whitman, Kathy McMorris Rodgers or Shelley Moore Capito.
She'll be the Kelly Loeffler of Alabama, a good Establishment schill.
And a vote for Mitch McConnell, which is really driving the GOPe support.
I know the family of Katie Britt’s husband very well and I like them all. My son played HS football with Wesley and his brothers. But I will NOT be voting for a Richard Shelby protege!!!!!!! I despise Richard Shelby!!!!!!
Very odd candidacy of Michael Durant. I don’t know who is backing him, but likely the RINO faction of the GOP hoping he will sneak in a runoff with Britt ahead of Mo Brooks. He is already spending tons of money on TV ads . . . highly suspicious.
At least for now, I am backing Mo Brooks.
Mo Brooks would be a good one. But please, Alabama, don’t give us another Senator Jones.
Maybe some GS magic money just fell out of the sky for this unsavory character.
According to the October poll, Brooks is doing fine: Poll: Mo Brooks Leads Alabama’s Senate Republican Primary by 43 Points
But polls are always questionable and malleable.
Brooks isn’t going to lose.
I’ll be voting for Mo Brooks also
Count me in...
Not if we put Mo in.
Me too, GO MO!
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