Britt enters US Senate race to replace Shelby in Alabama

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 4:57 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican Katie Boyd Britt has entered the race for Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat.

In a Tuesday announcement video, Britt stressed her work for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby and her leadership of a state business group, and promised to put Alabama first.

Britt is a former chief of staff for Shelby with deep ties to the state’s business community.

She is expected to be a formidable entry into what’s shaping up to be a GOP primary battle.

Two Republicans are already in the race: Congressman Mo Brooks and Lynda Blanchard. Brooks is armed with an endorsement from former President Donald Trump. Blanchard was Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia.

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