ENTERPRISE, ALA. (WDHN)—In more than 200 years of Alabama statehood, two milestones are close after Tuesday night’s runoff election results.
Britt defeated Congressman Mo Brooks for the U.S. Senate Republican nomination for the seat being vacated with the retirement of Senator Richard Shelby.
Earlier today, WDHN got a reaction from some of Britt’s hometown voters in Enterprise.
Despite low voter turnouts for Tuesday’s runoff races, a steady stream of voters could be found
entering the Enterprise Civic Center precinct.
Local election officials believe Enterprise native Katie Britt’s senatorial candidacy has excited a number of folks in her hometown.
“I think we can be very, very proud,” Alice Hersant of Enterprise said. “She comes from a humble, hard-working family. We’re very proud she is from Enterprise. I think she’s had a very fair campaign and campaigned hard.”
Earl Pollack of enterprise says “It would put Enterprise on the map, I think it’s good. “
Mike Gurspan says “and we spoke to several Enterprise voters who said they’re not sure if they’ll vote for Katie or Congressman Brooks, but one thing is for sure they certainly respect Katie.”
Pastor Jim Endriths says “having a hometown girl, they say hometown boy or woman. I like to think our senator is not just for their state, do what’s best for the nation both will do. But coming from Enterprise that would be a star on the sign so to speak, home of Katie Britt.
Katie’s maiden name is “Boyd”. Many of her friends and supporters affectionately referred to her campaign for senate by her initials the power of “K.B.B.”