Republican voters in Alabama resolved a high-profile feud in MAGA world on Tuesday, casting votes in the GOP Senate primary runoff between one of former President Donald Trump’s most loyal acolytes, and the candidate who ultimately earned his final endorsement.
Katie Britt won the runoff after Trump turned on Rep. Mo Brooks, a top election-denying ally, to instead support the establishment-backed candidate. Although the votes were still being tallied, Britt appeared on course to best Brooks by a 2-to-1 margin.
Top national conservatives spent recent days fiercely divided over the two candidates. Britt, the former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, was favored to win over Brooks, the firebrand conservative who led efforts in Congress to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
While Brooks initially received Trump’s endorsement in the Senate race, the former president rescinded his support this spring as Brooks’ campaign floundered, eventually endorsing Britt, the frontrunner, after the state’s May 24 primary went to a run…