Former President Donald Trump is endorsing Rep. Mo Brooks in the Alabama Senate race, a nod that could dramatically reshape next year’s GOP primary for the state’s open seat.
“Few Republicans have as much COURAGE and FIGHT as Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks,” Trump said in a statement to be released Wednesday morning, adding that Brooks is “a great Conservative Republican leader, who will stand up for America First no matter what obstacles the Fake News Media, RINOs, or Socialist Democrats may place in his path.”
Brooks and his rival, businesswoman Lynda Blanchard, had aggressively lobbied for the former president’s backing. It’s a blow to Blanchard, who has been touting her past role as U.S. ambassador to Slovenia and already committed to spending $5 million of her own fortune on the race.
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