Katie Britt Easily Defeats Mo Brooks
Updated: Jun 23, 2022
McConnell and Trump endorsed Britt wins Republican U.S. Senate Runoff
NBC News projected Katie Britt the winner around 8:00 p.m. The AP called the race just before 8:30 p.m. As of 8:30 p.m., Britt had received 97,272 votes (65.5%) and Mo Brooks 51,196 votes (34.5%) with 27% of the votes reported.
Britt, and the Super PACs supporting her, greatly outspent her opponent Mo Brooks. According to Opensecrets, outside spending for Britt totaled $7.9 million to $3 million for Brooks. Money spent to oppose Britt was $4 million versus $7.4 million to oppose Brooks.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks political career spanned 40 years. He was elected to the Alabama State House in 1982. In 2010, Brooks was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for north Alabama District 5.
Katie Britt will face Democrat Will Boyd, a Pastor and engineer, and Libertarian John Sophocleus, a former Auburn University professor, in the November 8th General Election. At that time, Katie Britt is expected to become the first female from Alabama to ever be elected to the U.S. Senate.
UPDATE: The Secretary of State unofficial results show Katie Britt with 252,939 votes (63.02%) to 149,431 for Mo Brooks (36.98%). In Congressional District 5, Dale Strong finished with 48.058 votes (63.39%) to 27,755 votes (36.61%) for Casey Wardynski in the district currently represented by Mo Brooks.