By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News
U.S. Senate Candidate Katie Britt has won the endorsement of FarmPAC, the Alabama Farmers Federation’s political action committee.
The endorsement is a big get for the first-time candidate in her race against Congressman Mo Brooks for the open seat. In the last Senate election, FarmPAC’s early endorsement of Tommy Tuberville helped propel him to an eventual victory in the 2020 GOP primary.
Britt, the former Business Council of Alabama president and chief of staff for retiring U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, entered the race over the summer. An Alabama Daily News-commissioned poll of Republican voters last month showed Brooks, of Huntsville, leading the race but Britt having space — and time — to make up ground.
The Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization with more than 330,000 member families and it wields significant political influence throughout the state.
Other endorsement made Tuesday by the PAC were:
• Jerry Carl — U.S. House of Representatives, District 1
• Barry Moore — U.S. House of Representatives, District 2
• Mike Rogers — U.S. House of Representatives, District 3
• Robert Aderholt — U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
• Dale Strong — U.S. House of Representatives, District 5
• Gary Palmer — U.S. House of Representatives, District 6
• Terri Sewell — U.S. House of Representatives, District 7
• Kay Ivey — Governor
• Will Ainsworth — Lieutenant Governor
• Steve Marshall — Attorney General
• Wes Allen — Secretary of State
• Young Boozer — Treasurer
• Rusty Glover — Auditor
• Rick Pate — Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries
• Greg Cook — Alabama Supreme Court, Place 5
• Kelli Wise — Alabama Supreme Court, Place 6
• Jeremy Oden — Public Service Commission, Place 1
• Chip Beeker — Public Service Commission, Place 2
• Tracie West — Alabama State Board of Education, District 2
• Yvette Richardson — Alabama State Board of Education, District 4
• Cynthia McCarty — Alabama State Board of Education, District 6
• Wayne Reynolds — Alabama State Board of Education, District 8
Legislative race endorsements will come later.
“These candidates have invested time in getting to know our county leaders,” Federation President Jimmy Parnell said in a written statement. “They’ve spent time on our farms and attended meetings where they heard about the issues and concerns important to Federation members. At the same time, our county leaders have studied the candidates and decided these individuals have the knowledge, experience and determination to help lead our state and nation in the right direction.”