MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The proprietor of a grant-writing enterprise who narrowly missed a runoff for a congressional seat on Thursday turned the fourth candidate to enter the U.S. Senate race in Alabama to exchange retiring Sen. Richard Shelby.
Jessica Taylor launched herself to state voters with a video that burdened conservative themes and, like different candidates within the race have achieved, emphasised her fealty to former President Donald Trump’s agenda in addition to her dislike of President Joe Biden’s administration. Talking of Vice President Kamala Harris, Taylor stated she would “be Kamala’s worst nightmare.”
“It’s gone time critical conservatives like us stand up and end Trump’s mission of draining the swamp,” Taylor stated within the marketing campaign launch video.
“I’ll defend life, defend the Second Modification, help our police, a powerful navy, ending President Trump’s wall, and I’ll by no means bend the knee to Communist China. And no, I nonetheless gained’t apologize for it. We have already got loads of RINOs, profession politicians, and lobbyists within the swamp, and so they’ve been successfully ineffective,” Taylor stated, utilizing the acronym for Republican In Identify Solely.
Three Republicans are already within the race: Katie Britt, the previous chief of the Enterprise Council of Alabama and Shelby’s former chief of employees; Congressman Mo Brooks, who’s armed with an endorsement from Trump; and Lynda Blanchard, a businesswoman who was Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia.
Shelby, one of many Senate’s most senior members, introduced earlier this yr that he would not seek reelection in 2022, igniting what is anticipated to be a messy GOP main.
Taylor lives within the Birmingham space along with her three youngsters. She completed third within the 2020 GOP main for the 2nd Congressional District.