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Katie Boyd Britt files to run for U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, sets up 3-way battle for GOP nomination

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Former Business Council of Alabama President Katie Boyd Britt filed paperwork last week to run for U.S. Senate, setting up a three-way battle for the Republican nomination for outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's seat.

Britt formally filed paperwork last week to create a campaign committee, Britt for Alabama. She signed the paperwork on Tuesday, the same day she announced her departure from BCA; Federal Election Commission records show it received last Thursday.

Katie Boyd Britt

Katie Boyd Britt

Britt, a former chief of staff for Shelby, will face former ambassador Lynda Blanchard and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks of Huntsville in the race. Britt will likely be championed by Republicans uneasy with Brooks, who falsely asserted Democrats stole last November's presidential election and who spoke at a rally that preceded the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, during which five people died and 140 were injured.

Britt said in her resignation letter that she was leaving to pursue "other interests." Her Twitter feed in recent months has taken the air of a candidate for office, though Britt had not formally announced plans as of Monday morning.