After being left dead in the water by former President Trump, who retracted his endorsement on account of claims that Brooks turned “woke,” the Republican congressman is now surging in the polls for his Alabama Senate run.
It’s no secret that Brooks’ campaign tanked significantly after the MAGA support stopped flowing in.
He even sunk to third place in the GOP primary because of it. Though, with a recent uptick in the polls, Brooks could easily be a shoo-in after Tuesday’s election.
Alabama congressman on the road to a Senate runoff
This movement is likely due to Mike Durant, the retired “Black Hawk Down“ Army pilot. He lost an enormous amount of momentum he’d gained this spring after a pummeling by the pro-Britt PACs.
With this, everyone shifted towards Brooks, the frontrunner whose political career dates back to the early 1980s.
He is most notable for his efforts in Congress behind Trump’s demands to overturn the “staged” 2020 election results.
Brooks campaign internal #ALSen poll:
Katie Britt 31.6%
Mo Brooks 28.7%
Mike Durant 18.1%#alpolitics
— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) May 23, 2022
Chris Brown, a Republican strategist, believes Brooks has a good shot at being in the runoff, a feat no one would have believed he’d be able to achieve if you’d asked them two months ago.
Currently, polling by the Alabama Daily puts Britt at 31% and Brooks at 29%, with Durant trailing behind with a mere 24%, denoting a 12-point increase for Brooks, compared to the same poll conducted in March this year.
Conversely, both Britt and Durant have fallen in the polls by three and ten points, respectively.
Although other polls have put Britt at a convincing lead of 39%, with Brooks coming in a distant second with only 25%.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 24, 2022
Texas, Kentucky senators jump to Brooks’ aid
If the Britt-Brooks runoff does happen, Trump could be pushed to endorse Britt. He’s got strong establishment ties over the congressman that’s been the driving force behind his own election fraud narrative.
In fact, Brooks is the only candidate of the three to explicitly say he’s not in support of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
However, even though Trump pulled his support from Brooks’ campaign, the late March move wasn’t the death blow that many initially thought it’d be.
It left many conservative activists baffled by how Brooks managed to pick up 15 points in the polls after the loss.
Whoever votes for insurrectionist Mo Brooks is as much a traitor as he is.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) May 24, 2022
Brooks received the endorsement of numerous other companies after Trump pulled out of the deal. The National Rifle Association was first in line, followed by NumbersUSA, an anti-immigration group, as well as the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List.
Alabama, tomorrow I am asking for your vote. If allowed to serve you in the Senate I will be a fearless fighter for America. That’s my promise to you. I love this country and I know you do too. Please let your voice be heard. God bless.
— Mo Brooks (@MoBrooks) May 24, 2022
Additionally, he received the support of Alabama Citizens for Life this Friday, followed by Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, who stumped for the congressman in the last-ditch effort to gather support.
Unfortunately, his involvement in attempting to overturn the 2020 election didn’t go too far in Trump’s eyes.