By Brandon Moseley

Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) brought his campaign for U.S. Senate to Double Springs in Winston County on Monday. Brooks is seeking the Senate seat currently held by the retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama).

“The polling looks really good,” Brooks said. “It had it Mo Brooks at 55%, Katie Britt at 12% and Jessica Taylor and Lynda Blanchard at 5% and 5%.”

Brooks said the endorsement from President Donald Trump has helped his campaign. He said he wants the nation to continue being the greatest.

“We are number one because of that constitution and the freedom that it entails,” Brooks said. “I have never had so much fear for our nation than I have now. Socialism is on the march.”

Brooks encouraged voters to volunteer and donate to their favorite candidates in political races.

“If you can’t find a candidate you can support with your time and money then you need to be running," he said.

Among his concerns, freedom of speech and the so-called "woke" movement.

“There is a woke movement that retaliates against you to try to intimidate you into either believing what they do or keeping your mouth shut,” Brooks said. “Our moral values have been that compass for more than two centuries, but now they are under attack.

The candidate said he wants to protect Second Amendment rights, voting integrity, and the nation's borders.

“With Mo Brooks running for United States Senate you know what I am going to do because I have a track record,” Brooks said.

Brooks said that the infrastructure bill passed by Congress on Friday is only about 10% infrastructure. He also said it “is an effort to buy votes in the 2022 election.”

“They are legalizing all of these voting practices that help them commit fraud,” Brooks said of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights bill.

Over 50 Winston County Republicans attended the meeting. Notable guests included State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman), State Auditor candidate State Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals), State Rep. Tim Wadsworth (R-Arley), State Rep. Tracy Estes (R-Winfield), and Winston County Sheriff Horace Moore were among the dignitaries in attendance.

Brooks is currently serving in his sixth term representing Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District. He previously served as Madison County Commissioner, district attorney, and in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Brooks faces a crowded field for the Republican nomination including: former Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard, former Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt, businesswoman Jessica Fair Taylor, and U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant.

The Republican Primary is on May 24, 2022.