MONTGOMERY — U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, bestowed immense praise upon U.S. Sen.-elect Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) for her “much-deserved victory.”
Britt defeated Democrat Will Boyd by a 66.75% to 30.92% margin with 94% reporting. Libertarian John Sophocleus holding 2.33% of the vote.
In a statement Tuesday night, Scott said Alabama’s soon-to-be junior senator would “do a great job.”
“Congratulations to Senator-elect Katie Britt on her much-deserved victory tonight in Alabama,” said Scott. “Serving the people of Alabama is nothing new for Katie, and I know she will do a great job in Washington representing her state and preserving the values that make Alabama great.
“I look forward to serving alongside Katie in the Senate.”
Britt’s victory is historic in that she is the first woman Alabama has elected to the U.S. Senate. Additionally, she is the youngest Republican woman elected to the upper chamber in the nation’s history.
In a speech delivered to supporters at Alley Station Warehouse after being declared senator-elect, Britt asserted that “no one will worker harder” than her in the upper chamber of Congress.
“I am going to listen to you, not lecture you. I know that every one of you is not going to agree with me on every single issue and that’s OK,” said Britt. “I’m going to be working for all Alabamians.
“I am going to be a voice for parents and families and hard-working Alabamians across this state, and I’m going to work tirelessly every single day to make Alabama proud.”
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL