Another Trump-backed candidate cruised to victory Tuesday night; Alabama GOP Senate primary winner Katie Britt easily defeated Mo Brooks, making her the GOP nominee for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat.
Britt pulled off the win easily. With 80 percent of the vote in, Decision Desk has her ahead of Brooks by almost 30 percentage points, at 64.62 percent of the vote to his 35.38 percent.
She had almost won the primary race on May 24 when she had a sizable lead of nearly 20 percentage points, though she failed to get the 50 percent needed in order to prevent triggering a runoff election.
Britt is almost certainly expected to win the general election in November to fill retiring Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-AL) seat. This race was a particularly high-profile one, though, as former President Donald Trump had initially endorsed Rep. Brooks, but pulled his endorsement in March of this year after the congressman encouraged the former president to put the 2020 election behind him.