There is tremendous speculation regarding an endorsement from former President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate candidate. There is talk of a re-endorsement of Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05), particularly in light of Brooks' statement on TruthSocial. There are also rumors Trump may endorse first-time candidate Katie Britt. However, it is increasingly possible that Trump will stay out of the race and not endorse anyone for the open seat.
Republican insider, former Trump Victory Chair and former State Rep. Perry O. Hooper Jr. (R-Montgomery) told 1819 News that he has talked to Trump and thinks that he won’t endorse anyone.
“I have talked with him about endorsing Katie,” Hooper said. “But I am increasingly of the opinion that he won’t endorse anybody in the primary.”
Britt had 45% of the vote in the Republican primary with six candidates in the field. Brooks had 30% of the vote in the primary.
Third-place candidate military veteran and businessman Mike Durant feels frustrated at the “broken" campaign process and has refused to endorse either candidate. Durant has not voted in a Republican primary in 13 years, an issue that was used against him in the negative campaign ads he denounced.
Britt was endorsed by Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She was also endorsed last week by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas).
Brooks received the endorsement of BamaCarry on Saturday. He was already endorsed by the National Rifle Association and other pro-Second Amendment groups.
Britt and Brooks are in the June 21 Republican primary runoff.
The eventual Republican nominee will appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot along with Democrat Dr. Will Boyd and Libertarian John Sophocleus.
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