Katie Britt’s victory over Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama’s run-off primary on Tuesday has set the stage for Alabamians to decide who will represent their state in the U.S. Senate in the next term.
In her first interview following her election victory, Britt told Fox News that her win was a “surreal moment” and said it has not “quite sunk in” that she will represent the Republican Party in the general election on November 8.
“I’m so excited,” she said. Britt noted that citizens of Alabama made it clear they “want new blood.”
She said that Trump’s endorsement of her candidacy was “absolutely” one of the reasons she could secure the win on Tuesday.
“We were so proud to earn that endorsement and also know that people know – and obviously the president said – that we’re the best to fight for the America first agenda,” she said.
Britt noted that the people of Alabama “miss those policies when it comes to America first.”
Britt was clear in saying that she and her team would “continue our grassroots campaign, we’re gonna continue to criss-cross the state, meeting with voters and spreading our message.”
The newly appointed candidate believes it is essential to “earn the vote” of Alabamians and said she hopes to be elected because she is the “best person for the job.”
THANK YOU, Alabama!
— Katie Britt for AL (@KatieBrittforAL) June 22, 2022
She hopes her win will inspire other conservative women to run for office.
“It is so exciting to see so many young conservatives and young women step up and say, ‘It’s time,’” Britt said. “What it boils down to is we look at this country under Joe Biden’s leadership, and every single thing is moving in the wrong direction. As mamas, we know if we don’t step up and fight, there’s not going to be anything left for our children to fight for.”
Britt noted in her interview that the Republican Party is “no longer the party of big business” and instead said it is the party of “working Americans.”
Britt served as retiring Sen. Richard Shelby’s chief of staff but has never held public office. She will face off against Democratic nominee Will Boyd, who easily won his primary last month with more than 60% of the vote.
Britt is expected to secure a victory in November to become the first woman to represent the state of Alabama in the U.S. Senate.