Mo Brooks lands backing from conservative group
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Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong GOP lawmaker pushes to end sports leagues' tax-exempt status Rep. Mo Brooks: We should end federal government support to NFL MORE (R-Ala.) won the backing of the conservative group FreedomWorks on Friday amid the highly contentious Alabama Republican Senate race.

"It is becoming clearer every day that we need members of Congress who will not only vote the right way but actually fight for free-market, limited government principles," FreedomWorks PAC president Adam Brandon said in a statement.

"Mo Brooks is the best candidate to drain the swamp. We wholeheartedly endorse Rep. Brooks for Senate and urge voters in Alabama to support him on August 15," he added.

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Brooks is facing off against Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in the race to permanently fill Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsIntel leaders: Collusion still open part of investigation Republicans jockey for position on immigration Biden to Alabama: No more extremist senators MORE' Senate seat. 

Strange was appointed to fill the seat after Sessions was tapped to join the Trump administration as attorney general earlier this year.

Brooks has courted a number of major conservative groups in addition to FreedomWorks, including Club for Growth, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, Gun Owners of America and Citizens United, according to The Washington Examiner.

"Rep. Brooks has been a warrior for liberty in the Freedom Caucus and has proven he is not afraid to stand up to the Establishment," FreedomWorks said Friday.

"He is exactly who we need in the Senate to reinforce the strong band of principled conservatives truly standing up for less spending, lower taxes and individual liberty," the group added.