U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, seeking to win a seat in the U.S. Senate next year, received his first endorsement Tuesday from a sitting member of the Senate.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, announced his backing for the north Alabama congressman, according to an announcement from the Brooks campaign.
It adds to a list of endorsements that already includes former President Donald Trump as well as Alabama Congressman Barry Moore and former Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller.
“I’m happy to endorse my friend Mo Brooks today for the U.S. Senate,” Paul said in the Brooks announcement. “Mo has proven time and time again he will stand up for liberty and do what he thinks is right. He will join me in fighting to lower spending, cut the size and power of government, curtail foreign aid, and stop our endless wars overseas. Mo will stand for the Bill of Rights and against the entrenched bipartisan power and big spenders in the Senate just as he has done in the House.”
Brooks is seeking to replace Sen. Richard Shelby, who has announced he will retire when his term expires in January 2023. Montgomery businesswoman Lynda Blanchard has also declared her candidacy for the Republican primary senate race.
In the announcement, Brooks said he and Paul “are good friends” and share common Republican Party philosophies.
“I am honored by Senator Rand Paul’s endorsement and look forward to fighting with him in the U.S. Senate to limit and reverse exploding federal government growth; stop endless wars that cost too many American lives while depleting our treasury; promote and defend liberty, freedom and America’s foundational principles that have combined to make America the greatest nation in world history; and lower federal taxes so that American citizens can keep more of their hard-earned money so that they can better take care of themselves and their families,” Brooks said in the announcement.