The race for Alabama voters is now set for who will be their next U.S. Senator. Katie Britt won over Representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) in Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff election.
In an interview immediately following the news of her win, she described the “surreal moment” to Fox News Digital and she said that it hasn’t “quite sunk in” that she will represent the Republican Party in the general election on November 8.
“I’m so excited,” she said, also adding that Alabamians “want new blood.”
She was asked if former President Trump’s endorsement of her campaign impacted her chances of winning and she said, “absolutely!”
“We were so proud to earn that endorsement and also know that people know— and obviously the president said— that we’re the best to fight for the America first agenda. That’s what I’m hearing all over the state. People miss those policies,” she said.
Britt said that ahead of the general election, she and her team would “continue our grassroots campaign, we’re gonna continue to cross cross the state, meeting with voters and spreading our message.”
She mentioned she believes it is important to “earn the vote” of Alabamians and she said she hopes to be elected because she is the “best person for the job.”
“It’s so exciting to see so many young conservatives and young women step up and say, ‘It’s time,’” Britt said. “What it boils down to, is we look at this country under Joe Biden’s leadership and every single thing is moving in the wrong direction. As mamas, we know if we don’t step up and fight, there’s not going to be anything left for our children to fight for.”
Britt said she believes the Republican Party is “no longer the party of big business”, but instead said it’s the party of “working Americans.”
Britt, who served as retiring Sen. Richard Shelby’s chief of staff but has never held public office, will face off against Democratic nominee and pastor Will Boyd, who easily won his primary last month with more than 60% of the vote.
She is expected to sail to victory in November and will become the first woman elected to represent the state of Alabama in the U.S. Senate.
The largely Republican state has only elected one Democratic senator in the last 30 years when it elected Doug Jones in a 2017 special election over Republican and former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who at the time was accused of sexual misconduct.
Boyd spoke with Fox News Digital and outlined his agenda ahead of the general election in November.
“Many Alabamians came to me and said I’m the only hope at this time, so it pushed me forward and here I am today. I have a lot of Republicans, independents, and Democrats who are actually looking forward to me going forward, winning this Senate seat,” he said.
Boyd said that he and his supporters “really believe this is an election we’re gonna win and do well in November”, but he noted that it will be an “unbelievable climb.”