Recent polling shows a slight shift in momentum for U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) in the race for the Republican nomination in Alabama's U.S. Senate race.
Brooks has rebounded from his lows, which apparently stemmed from former President Donald Trump rescinding his endorsement earlier this year, and polls have Brooks in contention for a spot in Alabama's U.S. Senate GOP runoff.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" on Friday, Brooks said he believed there had to be something to those poll numbers, given the Britt campaign is now once again attacking him.
"Katie Britt wouldn't be spending that kind of money with these dishonest attack ads if we weren't making progress," Brooks said. "As everybody knows, she just got through eviscerating Mike Durant with a lot of dishonest and prejudicial attack ads. And so, now she and her team are turning their fire at me."
Brooks also took umbrage with Britt's attacks on his other opponent, Mike Durant.
"There was some truth to [the attack ads], but the Katie Britt team has a way of being very dishonest and deceitful in the way in which they waged these attacks and prejudicial," Brooks said. "For example, attacking Mike Durant for being born in New Hampshire -- holy cow, you've got to be born someplace. And last time I checked, people have no choice where they're born. What's that got to do with how Mike Durant is going to vote in the United States Senate if he should be elected to that body?
"That's wrong for Katie Britt to do that kind of stuff. Mike Durant owns a place in Colorado? What difference does that make? He's been successful as a businessman. That's also playing to prejudices by Alabamians, at least to the extent Katie Britt can do so. I hope Alabamians won't do so."
However, Brooks went on to say Durant did need to answer for his "disarm the public" remarks from a speech to the U.S. Army War College in 2011, given that it was related to public policy.
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