Conservatives in Mobile and Baldwin counties should seriously consider voting for Mo Brooks in the upcoming Republican Senate primary because they have more in common with the Huntsville congressman than they might think.
Sure, Brooks may represent a faraway district known more for moon landings than MoonPies, but when it comes to what Mobile needs most – jobs, jobs, and more jobs – he is the only candidate with a track record of success.
Huntsville is bursting at the seams. Good companies offering great jobs have flocked to the area for years, and more seem to announce their plans to expand or move there every month. National magazines and websites often rank the city as a top location for everything from job growth to affordability.
It’s a modern day boomtown.
So what’s happening in H’ville? Nothing magical. It is, more or less, just like every other medium-sized city in the South … except for one important distinguishing factor that makes Huntsville attractive to companies. In a word, it’s leadership, and Brooks has been a leader here since the boom went bang.
Hey folks, I’m from Mobile, too, and my roots run deep there. My family helped settled the area before statehood; I grew up in a middle class neighborhood and attended school, even college, all off Old Shell Road. I only left, somewhat reluctantly, in search of better opportunities, but when I die that’s where I’ll be buried. It’s not just my hometown; it’ll always be my home.
Point is, I love Mobile, even though parts of it drive me crazy. And like all y’all, I too have wondered why Mobile hasn’t done better than it has. It could do much, much more with what it’s been given.
After living in Huntsville for nearly five years, I can tell you why: Mobile needs more leaders like Mo Brooks sitting across the conference table when a potential job creator comes calling.
Since being first elected in the early 1980s to represent the area in our State Legislature, to becoming a county commissioner and finally a congressman, Brooks has been in on every great thing that has happened in Huntsville in the past three decades. Voters would be wise to promote Brooks to the Senate where his leadership and experience could benefit our entire state, including Mobile and Baldwin counties.
But if that’s not enough to make you want to holler, “Hey mister, throw me something,” then how about this: Brooks is easily the most conservative member of our state’s delegation in Washington, D.C., and is possibly the most conservative lawmaker in the entire nation.
So if you liked Sessions, then you’ll love Brooks, and here’s just a bit of evidence from those who grade and score such things:
- 100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee.
- 100% from Americans for Prosperity.
- 95% score from Freedom Works.
- 94% from Heritage Action.
- 93% rating from the National Rifle Association.
- 92% from the Family Research Council.
- 88% grade from Conservative Review.
All that, along with endorsements from Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, the Tea Party Patriots, and many other genuine conservative voices.
Brooks has courage, too. When conservatives came under intense national pressure to support a phony “repeal” of Obamacare, other congressmen flinched and folded while Brooks remained faithful to his campaign promises.
And he’s smart. While debating the national debt on MSNBC, the anchor, who was frustrated with Brooks, asked him sarcastically, “Do you have a degree in economics?” Brooks shot back, “Yes, ma’am, I do,” adding that he earned an economics degree from Duke University with “highest honors.”
Brooks is the type of Republican we need in D.C.: smart, conservative, and effective.
Back in 2001, when another little-known congressman first rolled into Mobile on his campaign bus, the dozen or so supporters who greeted him were mostly my friends and family. Nobody in Mobile knew the man, but I told everyone who’d listen that the congressman – Bob Riley – was a good man, he’d make a great governor, and most of all, he wouldn’t embarrass us.
Fellow Mobilians, I’ll tell you the same thing about this congressman.
Mo Brooks is a good man, he’d make a great senator, and he certainly won’t embarrass us.