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Auto dealers endorse Katie Britt for U.S. Senate

Conservative Republican Katie Britt has announced that she has gained the support of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama.

Senate candidate Katie Britt on her family farm.

Conservative Republican Katie Britt has announced that she has gained the support of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama in her Republican campaign to serve as Alabama’s next U.S. senator.

ADAA is a non-profit trade association representing and serving the interests of Alabama’s 300 franchised new car and truck dealers. ADAA’s federal political action committee leadership team — a grassroots group comprised of car dealers across the state of Alabama — voted unanimously to endorse Britt.

“Alabama’s 300 new car and truck dealers are proud to support Katie Britt for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate,” said Tom Dart, president of ADAA. “She understands what makes small businesses thrive and is committed to supporting lower taxes and cutting regulatory burdens that kill job creation.  For example, a new Federal Trade Commission rule alone will cost each new car dealer in Alabama at least $200,000 per year. Katie has the proven pro-jobs record and energy to be an outstanding advocate in Washington, D.C. for Alabama, and we enthusiastically support her campaign.”

Last week, Britt became the first U.S. Senate candidate to formally qualify with the Alabama Republican Party for the 2022 cycle. She has visited all 67 counties on the campaign trail and has challenged her opponents to follow her lead.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, Inc. Auto dealers in every corner of our state create good-paying Alabama jobs, grow their local economies and strengthen their surrounding areas,” Britt said.

“As our nation’s automotive industry deals with supply chain disruptions, soaring inflation and labor shortages, I am proud to stand with the auto dealers who keep people and products moving across America. In the Senate, I will always fight to create an environment in which job creators can do what they do best and hardworking Alabama families can thrive in safe, strong communities,” Britt said.

Britt has already announced the respective endorsements of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC, the Home Builders Association of Alabama, the Alabama Retail Association and Manufacture Alabama in her bid for the Senate.

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Britt is a first-time candidate. She grew up working at several small businesses and has spent the majority of her career in the private sector, including fighting for small and rural businesses as head of Alabama’s business council and practicing law. She is a native of Coffee County, and her husband, Wesley, is from Cullman County. They now live in Montgomery with their two children, Bennett and Ridgeway.

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