Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) Monday declared himself a candidate for the U.S. Senate, telling supporters he would be a "fearless fighter" who stands up for conservative values. Appearing at a campaign rally in Huntsville, the six-term congressman promised to battle "socialist Democrats" in Washington. He said America's status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, from forces within the country. Brooks said it is apparent that he will be the "only candidate...with a record of proven conservative leadership that Alabama voters can see and trust." Brooks blasted the "fake news media" for failing to report on Americans killed by illegal immigrants, and drugs that come across the southern border. The six-term congressman Brooks is the second GOP candidate to declare for the seat being vacated by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), who will retire at the end of this term. Lynda Blanchard, who served as ambassador to Slovenia during the Trump administration, entered the race last month.