Mo Brooks lands backing from conservative group
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Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksGOP lawmaker blasts Omar and Tlaib: Netanyahu right to block 'enemies' of Israel Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker 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 SessionsHouse Democrats seeking Sessions's testimony in impeachment probe McCabe's counsel presses US attorney on whether grand jury decided not to indict US attorney recommends moving forward with charges against McCabe after DOJ rejects his appeal 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.