The Alabama Farmers Federation’s political arm, FarmPAC, endorsed Republican Katie Britt for U.S. Senate at its recent meeting.
The endorsement is widely viewed as the top grassroots endorsement available in the state of Alabama; approximately 100 of the federation’s leaders, representing all 67 counties, gathered in Montgomery on Tuesday to hear from candidates and make endorsement recommendations, which were then formally approved by the federation’s executive board. The federation is comprised of more than 340,000 Alabama families.
Republican candidates Congressman Mo Brooks, Lynda Blanchard, and Jessica Taylor did not make the cut.
“I am proud and grateful to have earned the support of the Alabama Farmers Federation,” Britt said. “Alabama’s farmers work tirelessly every day to feed and clothe America, and they are incredible examples of the type of work ethic and patriotism that have made the U.S. the country we know and love.
Britt has traveled the state nonstop the past few months and has met with citizens concerned about Alabama’s future.
“We’ve been blown away by the reception to our Alabama First message,” Britt remarked. “It is clear that our state’s farmers not only know I will fight most effectively to defend our Christian conservative values in Washington but that I will also work to grow opportunity and jobs in every local community in Alabama.”
On the stump, Britt has emphasized that a Zipcode shouldn’t define the opportunities for Alabama families.
“I will always be a champion for our farmers, cattlemen, and everyone in the forestry sector as the next U.S. Senator for Alabama,” said Britt.
Britt campaign in a press statement said, “Through grassroots campaigning, Britt has already seized the momentum in the race as a first-time candidate. She earned the FarmPAC endorsement through old-fashioned hard work – traveling across the state to meet with farmers in every corner of our state – and her staunch support of Alabama agriculture, which is the state’s largest industry.”
Agriculture has an economic impact of over $70 billion annually in the state, and more than 20 percent of Alabama jobs are related to the industry.
Britt resides in Montgomery with her husband, Wesley, and their two children, Bennett and Ridgeway. Katie was born and raised in Coffee County, while Wesley is from Cullman County.