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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sen. Joni Ernst endorse Katie Britt for Senate

Ernst said Britt, if elected to the U.S. Senate, will be a “strong conservative fighter.”

Katie Boyd Britt speaks before the Business Council of Alabama.

Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders both announced this week their endorsements of Katie Britt’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Ernst, the vice chair of the Senate Republican Conference and a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, said Britt, if elected to the U.S. Senate, will be a “strong conservative fighter” and expressed her happiness in endorsing Britt ahead of the run-off.

“Katie will be a tireless champion for strengthening our military, supporting our veterans, defending life, backing the blue, securing our border, and fighting for America’s family farmers,” Ernst said in a statement released Thursday. “I look forward to Katie joining our Republican Conference as we take back the Senate in November and stop the Left’s radical agenda from crushing American families.”

In a separate release Wednesday, Sanders, now the Arkansas Republican Party’s 2022 nominee for governor, lauded Britt’s conservative and Christian beliefs.

“Katie is the leader we need in the Senate to fight for our Christian conservative values, advance the America First agenda, defend the sacred right to life, and stand strong against Joe Biden’s radical agenda and reckless policies,” Sanders said in a statement Wednesday. “I know Katie will be a champion for faith, family, and freedom!”

In a post on Twitter made Wednesday, Britt thanked Sanders for the endorsement.

“I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of @SarahHuckabee! Sarah is a conservative fighter and an unwavering voice for the America First movement,” Britt said in the Wednesday Tweet. “Together, we will save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children.”

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Britt is locked into a run-off with Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, to decide the Alabama Republican nominee for the opening U.S. Senate seat. The eventual victor will face Democratic nominee Will Boyd, a pastor at St. Mark Baptist Church in Florence and a former Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

The run-off is scheduled for June 21.

John is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can contact him at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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