Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson endorsed Republican candidate for Senate Katie Britt on Tuesday. Stimpson made the announcement during a media availability at the Original Wintzell's Oyster House in downtown Mobile. Prior to the announcement, Britt had headlined a meeting of the Port City Republican Women.

“I’m announcing my endorsement of Katie Britt today because Katie will hit the ground running for Mobile on day one,” Stimpson said in a statement. “With so much at stake federally for South Alabama, we must elect a candidate who understands our interests. Katie Britt has been working beside us for many years to support expansion at the Port, protect the high-paying jobs at Airbus and Austal, move the airport downtown, and secure critical federal funding towards a bridge project that has been decades in the making. She is invested in the success of Mobile and I know she will continue that work as Alabama’s next U.S. Senator.”

Britt thanked Stimpson for the endorsement.

“I am thrilled to have Mayor Stimpson’s endorsement,” Britt stated. “Local leaders across our state know their respective communities best, and I’ll always have an open door and be their partner in tackling challenges and opportunities facing their areas. As Alabama’s next U.S. Senator, I’ll fight to grow 21st-century opportunity and good-paying jobs for hardworking Alabamians in every corner of our great state. I’ll work tirelessly to support the Port of Mobile, which benefits all 67 of Alabama’s counties; I’ll stand up for our shipbuilding industry and commercial fishermen; and I’ll push to turn over all of our reef fish management to the state of Alabama. Together, we will preserve the American Dream and build strong, safe communities for our children and our children’s children.”

Britt is a former President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama and served in several roles on Sen. Richard Shelby's staff.

Lillie Boddie, Britt, Mo Brooks, Karla Dupriest, Mike Durant, and Jake Schafer are all running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

Will Boyd, Brandaun Dean, and Lanny Jackson are all running for the Democratic nomination for Senate.

Both primaries are on May 24. The two nominees will face each other in the Nov. 8 general election.

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