Congressman Rogers endorses Brooks for Senate seat

Mike Rogers

Rep. Mike Rogers visited Cleburne County Middle School recently. Rogers listens to the National Anthem sung by Laura Nolen who attends AIDB. Photo by Bill Wilson / The Anniston Star

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, in the Aug. 15 primary election for the U.S. Senate.

Rogers endorsed Brooks over nine other Republican candidates, including former Alabama Attorney General and current Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley and has held the office since February. There are also eight Democrats in the race.

“I am confident Mo Brooks will fight every day in the U.S. Senate for the conservative values we hold dear in Alabama,” Rogers said in a statement. “I have served with Mo for six years and know him as the fighter that the people of Alabama want to represent them in the U.S. Senate.”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vacated the seat upon his appointment to President Donald Trump’s cabinet. According to his website, Brooks said he plans on continuing Sessions’ work, and he has already gained endorsements from prominent conservatives such as commentators Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.

“Mike knows I’m a proven conservative, and has first-hand knowledge of my work ethic and my principled stances on behalf of our state and country,” Brooks said in a statement.

Any primary runoff election needed by either party will be held Sept. 26. The general election will be Dec. 12.