Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) officially qualified Friday with the Alabama Republican Party to be on the ballot for Alabama’s open United States Senate seat.

Brooks released a video to mark the occasion. 

The campaign released a statement.

“Today, Congressman Mo Brooks officially qualified to be Alabama’s Republican nominee for the United States Senate," the statement read. "Congressman Brooks is the only proven conservative, Trump-endorsed candidate in the race.

“America needs tested fighters with a proven record of standing with President Trump and the MAGA agenda. As the ONLY America First candidate in this race, I offer Alabama a choice between a proven conservative or what America can’t afford: yet another unreliable Liz Cheney or John McCain RINO. I look forward to seeing Alabama citizens on the trail soon, and especially look forward to earning their vote on May 24.”

Brooks emphasized his endorsement by former President Donald J. Trump (R).

Brooks is a co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus. He is finishing his sixth term in the House of Representatives. Brooks has previously served Huntsville and Madison County on the county commission, as district attorney, and in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Brooks said that he has been the most conservative member of the Alabama delegation since his election in 2010.

The qualified candidates for U.S. Senate include Brooks, former Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt, Karla Dupriest, and veteran and businessman Mike Durant. Qualifying is not over until Jan. 28 at 5 p.m., so there is still time for more candidates to qualify.

At the moment, no Democrat has qualified for the office, though former Brighton Mayor Brandaun Dean has announced his candidacy.

The major party primaries will be on May 24.

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