She'll have several hurdles to overcome between now and then, but a Politico magazine piece penned by veteran journalist Jonathan Martin contemplates a world with U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) as the leader of the post-Donald Trump Republican Party.
Martin compares the contrasting styles of Britt and her Alabama counterpart, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn). He also notes Britt did not endorse former President Donald Trump in his bid for the 2024 Republican Party presidential nomination, despite the rest of the GOP federal delegation having done so.
"Britt is rooted in the pre-MAGA party, but she has to toe a rhetorical tightrope representing a state where the former president is held in the same esteem as air conditioning, the New Testament and Bear Bryant," he wrote.
Martin's fawning piece even hints at a potential future presidential run for Alabama's junior U.S. Senator.
"I don't want her to do anything national, selfishly," former U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope) said in the piece. "We desperately need somebody like her in that Senate seat — she's it for us as far as the Senate goes."
Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
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