Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be in Alabama to campaign for Rep. Mo Brooks’ (R-AL) U.S. Senate bid, according to a press release from the congressman’s campaign headquarters.
Monday, at 12:30 p.m. Cruz and Brooks will host a town hall meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, at the Four Points By Sheraton. They’ll field questions from the public during the event.
Brooks’ recent rise has been considerable. According to Cygnal’s latest polling in Washington, D.C., he is running neck-and-neck with the former president of the Business Council of Alabama Katie Britt.
Cruz endorsed Mo Brooks just last year in the Senate race to takeover for retiring Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), who is leaving his post at the end of 2022.
Brooks backed Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign and helped organize his home state’s effort to have him on the GOP ticket.
Alabama Republican primary voters will choose who they want to see on the Nov. ballot for U.S. Senate. Brooks is up against Britt and U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant in a race that has seen Brooks turn things around following former President Trump’s removal of his backing earlier this year.
If none of the candidates reach the 50% benchmark, a runoff election will be on June 21st to determine the Republican nominee.
Cruz’s trip to Alabama to campaign for Rep. Mo Brooks is noteworthy because it could assist Brooks’ Senate run.
Brooks has been criticized by the mainstream media for his past association with the constellation of conspiracy theories known as QAnon. He has downplayed these allegations, saying that he is not a follower of the group.
He is also known for being a staunch opponent of immigration and was one of the members of Congress who objected to certifying Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
His home was raided by the FBI in 2019 as part of an investigation into his campaign finances.
The town hall meeting with Cruz is open to the public and will take place at 12:30 p.m. CT on Monday. It is unclear how many people will be in attendance, but it is sure to be a lively event.