Trump critic Mark Sanford falls in South Carolina GOP primary

13 June, 2018, 16:40 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Runoff for SC GOP gubernatorial race; Rep. Smith wins Dem primary

Sanford, a consistent critic of Trump from within the president's own party, lost to state legislator Katie Arrington.

Moments after arriving back in the USA from Singapore on Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted his congratulations.

"I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love".

During her campaign, Arrington vowed to support President Donald Trump's political agenda.

The race for second place is getting closer, with Warren at 25 percent and Templeton at 23 percent. Arrington started running TV ads about the same time and put 1,255 spots on the air at an estimated cost of $172,750. He was hardly a lock to win to begin with. "Also, will fight hard to lower your taxes and is tough on crime!"

The drama evaporated from both races after direct intervention from Trump and his political team to convince Cramer - who'd already publicly said he wouldn't run - to change his mind and launch a campaign in February.

In Democratic primaries - particularly three key House races in Virginia - the theme of this spring's primaries continued: Female candidates are winning at unprecedented rates and often by large margins.


He will face Democratic Sen. The president's tweet also calls Virginia's Democratic Sen.

In July 2016, shortly after wrapping up the Republican nomination and hoping to unify the party before the convention, Trump paid a high profile visit to congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill. 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.

Primary contests for Nevada's other swing district, the 4th Congressional District, are expected to produce a November rematch of two former congressmen.Former Rep. Steven Horsford is leading a six-way Democratic primary for his former seat.

The Senate landscape is becoming more settled Tuesday night as well. The GOP Senate nominee in Virginia, Corey Stewart, has underscored his efforts to combat illegal immigration and is a champion of Confederate symbols. None of the three Senate candidates appears to match that region. Nevada, North Dakota, Maine and Virginia also chose candidates for the midterm election on November 6, when Democrats hope to capture a majority of the U.S. Congress. One is Sen Heidi Heitkamp's seat in North Dakota. In between, he served two terms as the state's governor.

Four decades in S.C. politics, 16 months in the governor's office and an endorsement from the president were not enough for Gov. Henry McMaster to avoid a runoff in the Republican governor's race primary. If he fails to top 50%, it would catapult him into a one-on-one runoff. Democrats Joe Cunningham and Toby Smith are also battling for their party's nomination. "Primary voters in the Republican Party have devolved into a Trumpist cult". Clark County Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Clark County Commissioner Christina Giunchigliani are the front-runners among Democrats. Pete Domenici and Michelle Laxalt, the daughter of former Nevada governor and senator Paul Laxalt, CNN projects.

The field includes top Republicans in the state legislature, Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason and House Minority Leader Kenneth Fredette; LePage's former state health agency chief, Mary Mayhew; and businessman Shawn Moody, who's trying to claim the outsider mantle.

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