BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – On Thursday, Katie Boyd Britt joined CBS 42 Morning News to make a major announcement for her U.S. Senate campaign.
In her first three weeks of her campaign, Britt announced that her team has raised over $2.2 million. Her “Alabama First” campaign has received a lot of attention from the state’s GOP, but she knows the race for the senate seat is far from over.
“This (campaign) is about hardworking Alabamians and making sure that they have opportunity,” Britt said. “We are fighting for our values and our people in Washington D.C.”
Britt’s campaign said 90 percent of the money raised came from within the state. They did not release any other details on contributions. The Federal Election Commission’s filing deadline for the quarter is July 15.
Last quarter, businesswoman Lynda Blanchard’s campaign raised $305,736.44, according to the FEC’s records. She also took out a more than $5.1 million in loans. Current U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who also is running for the seat, raised $273,557.68.
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby endorsed former chief of staff Britt in the GOP primary for his Senate seat back in June.
In comments to Politico, he called her the best-qualified candidate to come along in a long time. Shelby is retiring at the end of his term, igniting a competitive GOP primary for the nomination in the red-leaning state.
Britt so far is in a three-way race for the GOP nomination along with U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and businesswoman Lynda Blanchard, who was former President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia. Trump in April endorsed Brooks in the race.
Katie Boyd Britt’s full interview can be watched in the video player above.