ALABAMA – U.S. Senate candidate Lynda Blanchard is calling on her primary opponent, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks, to return almost $2 million in contributions from “politically-progressive ‘woke’ companies” and “Republicans-in-name-only.”
“A 40-year career politician like Mo Brooks can easily snap his fingers and make the lobbyists come running with campaign cash, but how committed can you be to the conservative cause if you’re accepting money from companies that support illegal immigration, gun control, and the hoax of transgenderism,” Blanchard said. “Mo Brooks should be ashamed for courting campaign dollars from RINO Republicans and hardcore progressives promoting the woke, cancel culture movement.”
Blanchard cited several examples of “questionable” contributions in her statement, including donations from Coca-Cola, Microsoft, NBCUniversal, Google, and the political action committees (PAC) of U.S. Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), both of whom voted to impeach former President Trump.
Blanchard, a Montgomery businesswoman who served as former President Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia, also pledged to “refuse any federal PAC dollars that might be offered” to her campaign.
“Lynda Blanchard’s campaign has been mired in last, getting zero traction with voters,” stated Brooks in response. “I am saddened she has already decided to mire her campaign in the mud with false, deceptive and personal attacks that undermine our fight to stop dangerous Socialist Democrats.”
Brooks, who has represented Alabama’s 5th congressional district since 2011, entered the race to replace longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby earlier this spring. He was endorsed by former President Trump in April. In a statement, Brooks also touted endorsements from U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Congressman Barry Moore (R-Ala.), and high rankings from the American Conservative Union, Heritage Action, NumbersUSA, and the National Taxpayers Union.
““I encourage Lynda Blanchard to focus on beating Socialist Democrats (not help them with a circular firing squad) and heed President Trump’s request that she join the Mo Brooks for Senate campaign so that we can put a fearless fighter in the U.S. Senate,” Brooks concluded.