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Friday, 01 July 2022 02:27 GMT

Britt defeats Brooks in the Senate primary that divided MAGA supporters


(MENAFN) Republican voters in Alabama put an end to a high-profile conflict in MAGA land on Tuesday, casting ballots in the GOP Senate primary round between one of ex - president Donald Trump's most devoted supporters and the candidate who eventually got his final endorsement.

Katie Britt won the runoff when Trump abandoned Rep. Mo Brooks, a key election-denying supporter, in favor of the establishment-backed candidate. Even though the ballots were still being counted, Britt seemed to be on track to defeat Brooks by a 2-to-1 margin.

Top national conservatives have been bitterly split in recent days over the two choices. Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, was heavily favored to defeat Brooks, the fiery conservative who spearheaded congressional efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

While Brooks initially gained Trump's support in the Senate race, the former president withdrew it this spring as Brooks' campaign faltered, finally backing Britt, the leader, after the state's May 24 primary proceeded to a runoff.

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