On Monday the Katie Britt campaign for Senate announced that U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) has endorsed Britt to serve as the next U.S. Senator for Alabama.

Cotton had initially announced his support for Britt on Twitter, calling her “a conservative fighter who puts American workers first, supports the RAISE Act and will stand up to the Chinese Communist Party. We need Katie in the Senate, and I'm all in to help her win.”

The Senator from Arkansas followed that up with a formal endorsement on Monday.

Cotton said in his statement, “We need more leaders like Katie Britt in the U.S. Senate — leaders who defend our rights,  stand strong for the rule of law and put Americans first.

“I’m fighting hard to stop the liberal mob, hold Biden’s incompetent White House accountable and secure our border. Katie is a tough conservative fighter who will put Americans first. She’ll work with me to protect our values and to stop Democrats from permanently changing our country.”

Cotton has served in the Senate since 2015. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S Army Reserve. Cotton currently serves on the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Intelligence and the Judiciary.

“I am honored to have Senator Tom Cotton’s endorsement and am grateful for his support,” Britt said. “Senator Cotton is a rock-ribbed conservative champion in the U.S. Senate for upholding law and order, standing up to China, ending Joe Biden’s border crisis, supporting peace through strength, combatting inflation, and ensuring American workers and families come first. As Alabama’s next U.S. Senator, I’ll proudly work with Senator Cotton to fight for these important priorities and defend our Christian conservative values.

“The outpouring of support we saw from every corner of Alabama last week was incredible, and my family and I are truly grateful. Growing up in Coffee County, I never imagined that I’d be the leading candidate to serve as Alabama’s next U.S. Senator. Hardworking Alabamians clearly know that I will fight tirelessly to defend our Christian conservative values and advance the America First agenda. The people of our state are sick of failed, do-nothing career politicians who only serve themselves while getting nothing done for Alabamians. We will continue to work tirelessly to get our message out and visit all 67 of Alabama’s counties. The future of our state is on the ballot on June 21, and together, we’ll preserve the American Dream for our children and our children’s children.”

Britt has been endorsed by both Cotton and incumbent Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama). Britt served as Shelby’s Chief of Staff. Her primary runoff opponent, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05), has been endorsed by Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

Britt will face Brooks in the Republican primary runoff on June 21.

The eventual Republican nominee will face Democratic nominee Dr. Will Boyd and Libertarian John Sophocleus in the Nov. 8 general election.

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