Shelby to spend millions to help Trump's Alabama Senate pick
The GOP primary in Alabama is devolving into chaos as Brooks reels. The situation is forcing Richard Shelby to act. Senator Shelby will transfer $6 million from his campaign coffers to a super PAC supporting Katie Britt, a former Shelby aide who is running for the Senate seat.
Shelby said in an interview he'll do what it takes to ensure Britt emerges from the Alabama primary with a place in the runoff. Brooks won the primary in November, but now he's on the ropes, and Durant has made a push.
Several Senate Republicans, including those who thought Trump acolyte Brooks was the odds-on favorite after he earned the backing of the former president in April, were stunned by Brooks' weakened campaign and his opponents' rise.
18 March 2022