Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) won the endorsement of the Super PAC associated with the Tea Party Patriots for the upcoming Alabama Senate race this week, with the head of the organization telling Breitbart News Friday that the ObamaCare repeal debacle shows that it is “critically important” to send true conservatives to D.C.
“In light of what has happened in the Senate in the last week with ObamaCare repeal stalling or failing, it’s critically important that we elect more people who are going to go to Senate and keep their promises and champion the values that got them elected in the first place,” Jenny Beth Martin, Chair of the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, told Breitbart News.
Brooks is running for the former senate seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a special election in December. Then-Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Sen. Luther Strange to the seat in February, but Bentley resigned in April and was replaced by Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey — who called a special election for the seat.
Brooks will face at least four other GOP candidates in the August 15 primary, including Strange, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, State Rep. Ed Henry, and the Christian Coalition’s Randy Brinson.
But Martin said her organization was impressed with past work they had done with Brooks, including his work to stop the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.
“We had worked in 2013 stopping Gang of Eight, that’s when I got to know him. He helped us in that effort and he has proven over the years as we at Tea Party Patriots got to know him that he is a man of his word, he keeps his promises, and when he thinks it is necessary to vote differently, he is honest to us as to why,” she said.
Calling the endorsement a “very easy decision,” she noted that while there are a number of Republican candidates running to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat, the poll of supporters in Alabama resulted in a majority — not just a…