Birmingham-based businesswoman and attorney Jessica Taylor on Tuesday announced she’s dropping out of the race for the U.S. Senate.
Taylor instead threw her support for Mike Durant, a Republican businessman, veteran and Senate candidate.
“I ran for office because we need more political outsiders who will stand up to the radical left and career politicians. Mike Durant is the political outsider that Alabama needs in Washington, and I am proud to endorse his campaign for United States Senate,” Taylor said in a statement. “Mike has spent his life serving our country and building a successful business. Like President Trump, Mike will use his business experience and outsider perspective to deliver for Alabama and drain the swamp. I look forward to supporting Mike’s campaign and sending him to Washington for one more mission.”
“I’d like to thank Jessica Taylor for all that she has done for conservatives in Alabama and for her support of our growing campaign. For too long, career politicians who have never held a real job in their life have made poor decisions that have left Alabama families behind and put America last. I’m running to change that,” Durant said in a statement.
Taylor in polls was trailing far behind the two leading candidates, Katie Britt and U.S. Rep Mo Brooks, R-Alabama.