MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WDHN) — Wiregrass native Katie Britt won the Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate, defeating longtime Congressman Mo Brooks.
Britt’s campaign watch party in Montgomery was packed full of supporters as she gave a victory speech.
Her runoff victory means an Enterprise native will more than likely be the first U.S. Senator for Alabama from the Wiregrass.
She’ll face the Democratic nominee, Dr. Will Boyd, in the general election in November.
If elected, she will also be the first elected female U.S. Senator from the state.
The energy at the Alley in Montgomery was upbeat, to say the least.
A band played all night long and the room was absolutely filled to the brim with supporters.
Britt took the stage to address the crowd sharing how people doubting her as she was polling well behind Mo Brooks when she first entered the race last June only served as motivation, especially paired with her pride in the Wiregrass.
“This was one of my favorites, ‘You’re from the wrong part of the state.’ Everybody knows I love being from the Wiregrass so that just fired me on up,” Britt said.
She credited much of her campaign’s success to visiting all 67 counties and she thanked the citizens she met along the way.
Britt went on to thank Brooks for a hard-fought race and says she will work hard to earn his support.
Britt says with her victory Alabama has proved it wants fresh blood in Washington, D.C., and Alabama has proved to the rest of the country that it will fight for an America’s first agenda.