Former president Trump may offer help to Katie Britt in Alabama Senate primary

Republicans Katie Britt and Mo Brooks are running for Senate in Alabama.

Republicans Katie Britt and Mo Brooks are running for Senate in Alabama.

Former President Donald Trump didn't plan to invite Alabama Senate hopeful Katie Britt to meet with him at Mar-a-Lago this month. He already had his man in the race -- conservative firebrand Mo Brooks -- and wasn't keen on endorsing a second candidate, despite briefly considering it amid frustrations with Brooks' dull performance so far.


But then Trump got to talking with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick at his annual Super Bowl party, and their conversation turned to the contentious GOP primary in Alabama.

"Belichick coached Wesley Britt and said positive things about the couple when they got to talking about the race," said a person familiar with their conversation. (Katie Britt's husband spent four years as an offensive lineman for New England.)

Days later, Trump invited Katie Britt to visit him at his Palm Beach estate while she was in town for a donor event with other MAGA-aligned candidates. Politico was first to report their meeting last week.

Trump and Britt had already spoken twice by phone since their first encounter at his August rally in Cullman, Alabama. But it was during their face-to-face meeting that Trump said he might be open to assisting her campaign despite his endorsement of Brooks last April. While Trump stopped short of doubling his endorsement in the primary and offering to also back Britt, two people familiar with the matter said he told Britt he would speak positively of her in private and public appearances. The former President has been weighing double endorsements in other states as well, as he looks to maximize his opportunities to claim victory, though he has been warned by several advisers that such a move could ultimately weaken his influence.


Former president Trump may offer help to Katie Britt in Alabama Senate primary