The Alabama Mining Association announced its support for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt on Wednesday.
In a statement on Wednesday, the AMA described Britt as “a proven champion of rural small business” and also cited Britt’s experience as a lawyer, former president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama and former chief of staff of the incumbent. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, R-Alabama.
“Katie Britt has a proven track record in the fight for Alabama, and members of the Alabama Mining Association are confident that she will step out on day one as an Alabama Senator to effectively advocate for the people of our state. “, said Patrick Cagle. , WADA President. “Katie is a champion for the growth of 21st century opportunities and well-paying jobs in every corner of Alabama, and that certainly includes jobs in Alabama’s modern mining industry, which prioritizes safety, innovation and sustainability. We know Katie will fight tirelessly for working Alabamians, their families, and their communities, and the AMA is proud to support her in this important election.
The endorsement comes after Britt addressed the AMA at Tuesday’s annual members meeting in Birmingham.
“I am thrilled to have the endorsement of the Alabama Mining Association,” Britt said in a statement Wednesday. “In the Senate, I will fight to ensure that every Alabamian has the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their zip code. I will always stand up for our state’s mining communities and ensure that no one is ever left behind in Alabama. We must reopen America’s energy industry, defeat the radical Green New Deal, and never be afraid to say coal matters. As we continue to work hard to get our core message out ahead of the May 24 primary, the momentum on the ground continues to build every day. Alabamians can see that I will uphold our conservative Christian values, support America’s Energy Independence First, and preserve the American Dream for our children and our children’s children.
Britt is one of three other Republican frontrunners for the U.S. Senate in the May Republican primary. A recent poll of likely GOP primary voters showed Britt seven points over Republican candidates Mike Durant and Mo Brooks.
The Republican primary is scheduled for May 24.