U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) announced her endorsement of Caroleene Dobson after Dobson’s victorious bid in the GOP runoff for Alabama’s second congressional district.

The AL-2 race was anybody’s game on Tuesday, with Dobson facing former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker for the Republican nomination. Despite being a political newcomer, Dobson won the race with over 58% of the vote. She will now face Shomari Figures, winner of the Democrat nomination.

SEE: First-timer Caroleene Dobson wins GOP congressional nomination in AL-2; Faces Democrat Shomari Figures Nov. 5

Early Wednesday morning, Britt announced her full support for Dobson's bid. The senator also announced that her leadership committee is financially contributing the maximum permissible amount to Dobson’s campaign.

“I am excited to endorse my friend, Caroleene Dobson, to serve as the next Representative for Alabama’s Second Congressional District,” Britt said. “She will always put Alabamians first and stand up strongly for common sense – which is a rarity nowadays in Washington. As a resident of the district, I know that Caroleene will tirelessly fight for secure borders, stable prices, and safe streets; defend women and families; and grow opportunity for every Alabamian, so no one’s zip code prohibits them from living their American Dream. Victory in November starts today. It’s time to send Caroleene to Congress.”

During her time on the campaign trail, Dobson frequently referred to Britt as a major inspiration for her decision to run.

The newly drawn second congressional district is considered vital by national political parties because of the close margin by which Republicans control the House of Representatives — effectively one vote. AL-2 is demographically a swing district and could make the difference in control of the U.S. House. The district became a giant question mark after the federally mandated congressional map redrawing in September 2023.

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