U.S. Sen. Rick Scott on Wednesday congratulated Republican Katie Britt for her landslide victory in Alabama’s U.S. Senate Primary runoff.
Scott, a Florida Republican, is the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, the primary fundraising vehicle the party uses to support Republican U.S. Senate campaigns.
“Congratulations to Katie Britt on winning the Republican primary runoff in Alabama. It was a hard-fought victory and it’s a precursor to a big victory to come in November,” Scott said in a news release.
“Democrats’ radical Left agenda has no place in Alabama. Inflation is skyrocketing, gas prices are up, taxes are rising all thanks to Democrats in Washington. The people of Alabama will vote to keep their great state red, and Katie will be a tremendous Senator for the hardworking families and job creators in Alabama to succeed for generations to come.”
Britt on Tuesday earned 63% of the vote in a head-to-head against U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks. The pair were the top-two finishers in last month’s Republican Primary. Britt finished first in that race as well, earning 44.8% of the vote to Brooks’ 29.1%.
“Alabama has spoken. We want new blood. We want fresh blood,” Britt said Tuesday at her victory party. “We want someone who will fight for Christian conservative values, who will fight for the freedoms and liberties this nation was founded on and will fight for the American dream for the next generation and the next generation.”
She now moves on to a General Election against Democrat Will Boyd, a pastor and former chair of the Lauderdale County Democratic Party who has sought elected office in the Yellowhammer State several times, most recently as the 2018 nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
Britt is considered the prohibitive favorite in the General Election based on the state’s strong Republican advantage. She also has the backing of former President Donald Trump, who won the state by double digits in both of his presidential campaigns.