By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Women Vote Trump, the largest female run PAC founded in 2016 to support Donald Trump for President, announced that they have endorsed Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for Senate in Alabama.
Women Vote Trump issued a statement expressing their disappointment with President’s endorsement in the Alabama Senate race and suggested that Trump may have done the endorsement due to a deal with controversial Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).
The co-founder and co-chair of Women Vote Trump, Amy Kremer said, “We are disappointed to learn that the President has endorsed in the Alabama Senate Race. We understand that President Trump is a deal maker and appears he cut a deal with McConnell in order to accomplish the Legislative agenda that will benefit all Americans. But the reality is that you shouldn’t have to cut deals with your own party to achieve a common agenda.”
Co-Chair Kremer said, “Mitch McConnell has a history of declaring war on conservatives and failing the core values of the Republican Party. He has misled conservatives for many years, but most importantly he recently failed the President and the American people on his promise to repeal Obamacare ‘root and branch.’”
Kremer said, “Not only has McConnell failed as the Senate Majority leader, he has a long record of being on the wrong side of too many elections. Mitch McConnell backed David Dewhurst against Ted Cruz. Mitch McConnell backed Bob Bennett against Mike Lee. Mitch McConnell backed Trey Grayson against Rand Paul. Mitch McConnell backed Charlie Crist against Marco Rubio. Mitch McConnell backed Arlen Specter against Pat Toomey. Now he is backing Luther Strange against Mo Brooks in Alabama.”
Kremer concluded, “Once again he is wrong. Women Vote Trump enthusiastically reaffirms our endorsement of Mo Brooks for United States Senate. We look forward to seeing him alongside Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey on the Senate floor in 2018 working for the America First agenda.”
On Thursday, August 3 a number of Trump delegates endorsed Mo Brooks at a rally at Hoover Tactical Firearms.
Trump Alabama Campaign Co-Chair State Representative Ed Henry (R-Hartselle) said, “I would just like to officially endorse Mo Brooks for the US Senate and give him all the support and help that I can. I thank you for putting your name on the line and be willing to stand in the line of fire and be denigrated by lies. It is a travesty what has happened. The money that is being spent by Washington DC. I want to thank the fellow Trumpers who are here.” “As I look across the field, the only individual that has the character to stand on the front line to make America great again is Mo Brooks.”
Trump delegate Laura Payne said, “I am a Trump supporter and a Mo Brooks supporter for US Senate. Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity both endorsed Mo Brooks And I stand right there with them.”
On Tuesday, August 15 both of the major political parties will hold Senate Primaries across Alabama. If necessary, the primary runoffs will be on Tuesday, September 26.
Nine Republicans: Luther Strange, Roy Moore, Mo Brooks, James Beretta, Trip Pittman, Randy Brinson, Bryan Peeples, Mary Maxwell, and Joseph Breault are running for the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became US Attorney General. The winner of the Republican Primary will face the winner of the Democratic Primary in the special general election on December 12.
The Democratic Primary candidates are Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Charles Nana.