Republican Trump critic ousted in closely-watched primary

Republican Trump critic ousted in closely-watched primary

In another big Virginia race, Republican Corey Stewart - once a state chairman to Trump's presidential campaign who was sacked for protesting the Republican National Committee - won the Republican primary to face Democratic Sen. "Congrats to Katie Arrington!".

In the most recent count I've seen, Arrington is at 50.5 percent, only about 300 votes clear of a run-off (if my math is correct).

The congressman, former governor and one-time presidential aspirant was trailing a little-known state lawmaker who slammed him for his repeated criticism of President Trump, the latest sign that the most risky thing to do in the modern GOP is dare to take on the president.

However, given Sanford was able to make a comeback, but not survive his attacks on President Donald Trump, Scarborough deemed GOP primary voters to be a "Trumpist cult".

Trump explained his decision for weighing in, tweeting early Wednesday that he "felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot".

"He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump tweeted.

"Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA", Trump tweeted. Local, state and national Democrats have called on him to drop out of the race in the deep-red district and say they won't support him if he wins. "I look forward to working together with him to drain the swamp and continue making America great again". "He is better off in Argentina", Trump tweeted.

The South Carolina Republican, who served in Congress from 1995-2001, was re-elected in 2013 in a special election in his Charleston-based district. Trump has treated Heitkamp better than other red-state Democratic senators, as she has crossed party lines to vote for some of his policies and nominees.

Runoff for SC GOP gubernatorial race; Rep. Smith wins Dem primary

Throughout his political career, Sanford has played up his outsider credentials - both in the U.S. House, where he supported a box to check on federal tax returns to put $3 toward the national debt, and as governor, bringing a pair of squealing pigs to the state House and Senate chamber to protest what he call pork spending.

During his victory speech over rival Toby Smith, Cunningham said that if elected, he would fight for Lowcountry residents regardless of party, income level, or sexual orientation. In Virginia, Democrats nominated women in six of the seven U.S. House districts now in Republican hands, including four that will figure prominently in this fall's broader battle for control of the House. Paul Laxalt. Laxalt now serves as the state's attorney general.

It's primary election day in SC! The woman who beat Mark Sanford that's a major Trumper is a woman.

North Dakota Republicans chose Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge vulnerable Democratic Sen.

The stunning upset also drew reaction from across the political world, as the news reverberated around an already unsettled political landscape ahead of the 2018 midterm elections in November.

The race to fill Rep. Trey Gowdy's seat in Congress was one of the most crowded races in the country with 13 GOP candidates and 4 Democratic candidates on Tuesday's primary ballot.

In a state represented by moderate Republican Sen.

In South Carolina, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster - an early and vocal supporter of Trump who replaced former Gov. Nikki Haley - faces challenges from Haley administration veteran Catherine Templeton, businessman John Warren and others.


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