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The Katie Britt for Senate campaign announced on Friday that U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) has endorsed Katie Britt ahead of the Republican primary runoff on Tuesday.

“I’m excited to endorse Katie Britt to serve as U.S. Senator for Alabama,” said Scott. “Katie is a strong conservative who will fight to expand 21st-century opportunity for every American family and preserve the American Dream for generations to come. She knows that education is the great equalizer in our country, and she’ll work to ensure that each child in America has access to an affordable, high-quality education that can unlock their future.

"Please join me in supporting Katie Britt on Tuesday, June 21. With your help, Republicans will retake the Senate and hold the Biden Administration accountable for the reckless policies that are crushing families nationwide.”

Scott comes from a small business background and has represented South Carolina in the U.S. Senate since 2013. He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Finance; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

“I am honored to have Senator Tim Scott’s endorsement,” said Britt. “Senator Scott is a champion for ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to live the American Dream – the dream built on hard work that has allowed me to be in this position running for the U.S. Senate today. Zip code should never determine opportunity for children across our nation. In the Senate, I will fight for parental rights, school choice, and getting the federal government out of the way of children’s success. Our campaign is surging because Alabamians know that I am the best candidate to fight for Alabama’s values, Alabama’s people, and Alabama’s future. Together, we will save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children.”

Britt announced the respective endorsements of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC, the Alabama Retail Association, Manufacture Alabama, the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, University of Alabama Crimson Tide legend Siran Stacy, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Perry O. Hooper, the Alabama Mining Association, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives, former President Donald J. Trump, the National Association of Realtors PAC, and Associated General Contractors of America PAC.

Britt grew up working at several small businesses in Enterprise. She is a practicing attorney who recently was President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. She formerly served as Chief of Staff for the retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), who also has endorsed her.

Britt faces Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) in the Republican primary runoff on Tuesday.

The eventual GOP nominee will face Democrat Dr. Will Boyd and Libertarian John Sophocleus in the general election on Nov. 8.

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email brandon.moseley@1819News.com

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