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For weeks, rumors have been circulating about whether or not outgoing U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) plans to run for chairman of the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP).

Alabama Political Reporter's editor-in-chief Bill Britt broached the topic on his talk show "The Voice of Alabama Politics" on August 28, saying he had it on good authority Brooks was indeed preparing to toss his hat in the ring.

"Rumors swirling around Alabama politics … We are hearing from some very reliable sources that Mo Brooks wants to be the Alabama Republican Party chair," Britt said on his show.

However, on Monday, Brooks put those rumors to rest, saying there is "zero chance" he's planning to run.

"I think [current chairman] John Wahl is doing a good job, and he ought to stay at it," he told 1819 News.

Brooks said the rumor was nothing more than a distraction meant to encourage infighting among Republicans.

"There are always adversaries who try to stir the pot and create animosity within our own camp," he added.

The ALGOP will hold its next election for chairman in February 2023.

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