Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is teasing a special announcement that’s set to take place Monday evening in Huntsville.
Brooks, 66, will be appearing Monday evening alongside former President Trump’s Senior Advisor and speechwriter Stephen Miller to make this announcement.
— Mo Brooks (@MoBrooks_) March 18, 2021
It’s believed the six-term Congressman will announce a bid for the United States Senate to fill the seat of retiring Senator Richard Shelby (R).
Brooks also competed for the Alabama Senate seat of former Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a 2017 special election after Sessions joined the Trump administration. He finished third in the primary behind Luther Strange – who at the time was filling vacancy via appointment – and the winner of the primary former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. Moore eventually lost the general to Democrat Doug Jones.
Brooks, who came to Congress as a Tea Party favorite, became one of Trump’s closest allies in Congress. He was one of the first members of Congress to publicly object to the election certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden.
Once his candidacy becomes official, Brooks will be up against another Trump ally – Lynda Blanchard.
Blanchard, a businesswoman, served as President Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia. After making her announcement she held a fundraiser at the new de facto MAGA elite headquarters Mar-a-Lago.
The eventual winner of what should be an interesting and hotly contested primary should have no problem winning the general election.
Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball rates the open Alabama Senate seat as “Safe R” and The Cook Political Report considers it a “Solid R”.