Trump Likely to Stay Out of Alabama Senate Runoff

Three days after the initial Alabama Republican Senate primary, and three weeks before the runoff, sources close to Donald Trump say they expect the former president not to choose in the contest between former Alabama Business Council head Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.

Britt, onetime top aide to retiring GOP Sen. Richard Shelby, topped the primary field with 46% of the vote Tuesday.

But because she did not reach 50%, Britt must face runner-up Brooks (29%). The six-term congressman and House Freedom Caucus member initially had Trump’s endorsement, only to be “unendorsed” by the former president after he said it was time to look ahead to the 2022 and ’24 elections and not back to 2020.

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