By Brandon Moseley
U.S. Senate candidate Katie Boyd Britt announced that her campaign for the U.S. Senate was endorsed by the Alabama Retail Association PAC, the Alabama Retail Association’s federal political action committee.
“Local retailers are the cornerstones of communities across Alabama, including my hometown of Enterprise,” Britt stated. “I grew up counting nuts and bolts in my dad’s hardware store, scrubbing bathrooms in my mom’s dance studio, and keeping the showroom clean at Strickland’s Jewelers. I learned from an early age that good employers cut their check last and that the best thing government can do is to get out of the way. I will fight tirelessly in the Senate to grow good-paying jobs and increased opportunity for all hardworking Alabamians, ensuring small businesses and Alabama families can thrive, no matter their zip code.”
One in four private-sector employees, an estimated 400,000, work for retailers.
“Katie Britt has the temperament and smarts to be an effective U.S. senator for all Alabamians,” said Alabama Retail Association President Rick Brown. “She is the perfect mix of toughness and compassion,” said Alabama Retail Association President Rick Brown. “I personally have worked side by side with her on issues affecting small businesses. No one will outwork her. She understands what it takes to create a prosperous environment for all the citizens of our state.”
Britt said that as the daughter of two small business owners in Enterprise, this endorsement is significant.
Alabama Retail Association Chairman Todd Noden said that Britt is a candidate who understands the issues retailers face and will give retailers’ interests a fair hearing.
Britt has already announced the respective endorsements of the Home Builders Association of Alabama and the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC.
The Alabama Retail Association was formed in 1943 and represents 4,200 members with some 6,000 locations statewide, ranging from small, family-owned retail stores to large national chains – selling food, clothing, furniture, medicine, and much more.
The Alabama Retail Association said that it made the endorsement after closely evaluating each candidate’s record and discussing the ramifications of each race before making their decision.
Katie Britt faces a daunting field of contenders for U.S. Senate including former Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard, businesswoman Jessica Fair Taylor, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05), and U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant. Former Brighton Mayor Brandaun Dean is running for the Democratic nomination.
Both the Britt and Brooks campaigns have claimed that their internal polling shows them leading this race.
The Republican primary is May 24, 2022.