One of the issues in the campaign for the U.S. Senate race from Alabama is who will lead Senate Republicans beyond the 2022 midterms.
Two of the three frontrunners in the race for the Republican nomination, former Alabama Business Council President and CEO Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), said they would like to see someone other than the current Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell. (R-KY).
However, the third seed said he was taking a wait-and-see approach.
During an interview with Mobile, AL radio FM Talk 106.5, Black Hawk Down helicopter pilot and US Army veteran Mike Durant said he would vote for “most conservative”, but declined to say whether that individual should be anyone other than McConnell.
“I want the most conservative person to lead the party,” Durant said. “This is the direction we have to go. We need to unite behind the greatness of this party – smaller government, lower taxes, all the things true conservatives believe in. This is the person we need to lead the party. You know, saying it’s someone else – it’s pure speculation until someone says I’m in, and I’ll vote for whoever is more conservative in that race.
The GOP primary will take place on May 24. If a candidate does not obtain more than 50% of the votes, the two best candidates will compete in a second round.
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