By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, conservative talk radio host and author Mark Levin endorsed Congressman Mo Brooks in the Alabama special election to fill the United States Senate seat formerly held by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) when he became US Attorney General.
Mark Levin said in a statement, “I want to announce now in Alabama for the Republican nomination, I support Mo Brooks. Mo Brooks is the congressman in the Huntsville area and so forth, and I’ve gotten to know Mo Brooks a little bit. I supported him… for Congress. He’s solid. He’s very solid. He has a very solid liberty score over at Conservative Review. I know it’s a crowded field. I know there are others who think they should get the nomination, and others who are quite good, but Mo Brooks is a stand out. And he has demonstrated it already as a member of the House of Representatives. He’s a reliable conservative and ladies and gentlemen we need more reliable, principled conservatives. Not re-puke-blicans, I mean Republicans. We need reliable, principled conservatives. And I think Mo Brooks would be an excellent United States Senator from the State of Alabama. So for what it’s worth… I want to give my endorsement to Mo Brooks for the Republican nomination for the Senate and to be the United States senator from the great State of Alabama.”
After receiving the endorsement Congressman Brooks stated, “We have the momentum in this race. Mark Levin is one of America’s premier conservative leaders. It’s a great honor to receive Mark’s endorsement and to see the conservative grassroots rallying to our campaign.”
Levin hosts The Mark Levin Show, a nationally syndicated radio show with a daily listening audience of more than 7 million, and LevinTV, a new media television show broadcast on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku TV, among other digital mediums.
Mo Brooks is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
Ten Republicans are running for the US Senate race as Republicans. According to the Alabama Republican Party, the following individuals submitted qualifying paperwork to run for the US Senate seat: James Paul Beretta, Joseph F. Breault, Randy Brinson, Mo Brooks, Dom Gentile, Mary Maxwell, Roy Moore, Bryan Peeples, Trip Pittman, and Luther Strange.
Karen Haiden Jackson was disqualified by the Alabama Republican Party because she had run as an independent in a judicial race last year.
Eight candidates qualified with the Alabama Democratic Party to run in the US Senate Special Primary Election. Qualified candidates are Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Brian McGee, and Nana Tchienkou.
Levin continued, “Mo Brooks, he would be a great Senator.”
The special major party primaries are on August 15. The Special General Election will be on December 12, 2017. Brooks is running in third place according to his own polling.