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Mark Sanford loses SC primary after President Trump endorses opponent

14 Juin 2018

It's "becoming a cultish thing, isn't it?" said retiring Sen.

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. She has focused her campaign on her support for Trump. It's the same reason Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, who blasted Trump after the "Access Hollywood" tape became public in 2016, is headed to a runoff to defend her seat.

Trump made a last-minute endorsement against Sanford on Tuesday.

In his tweet, Trump said: "Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA".

Stewart said he plans to campaign in a Trump-like way that appeals to blue collar voters across the political spectrum. "He is better off in Argentina".

In the most dramatic result in primaries across five states, Sanford was the second incumbent House Republican to lose a primary this year - the latest victim of intense divisions among the GOP in the Trump era.

'She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes.

When Sanford was governor of SC it was revealed he was having an extra marital affair when he claimed he was hiking the Appalachian Trail but was actually in Argentina with his lover, María Belén Chapur.

In her victory speech, Arrington asked Republicans to come together, saying "We are the party of President Donald J. Trump".

Both Trump's tweet and one of Arrington's ads referred to Sanford's 2009 affair where he flew to Argentina to see his lover while his staff unknowingly told reporters he was hiking on the Appalachian trial. Last night avid Trump loyalist Corey Stewart won the GOP's nomination for an open Senate seat in Virginia.

Trump's mostly winning touch in Republican primaries has not translated to general elections.

Democrats need to gain 23 seats to win the majority in the House. "I may stand before you in six months and say 'I was wrong.' I don't know whether I'd ever admit that". I think his response was, 'I want to protect Article I, Article II, Article XII, ' going down the list.

"Why don't we just start to say it has devolved into a cult?" "And he has Stewart voters to thank for it". Harry Reid, and Chris Giunchigliani, who was endorsed by Hillary Clinton and is a woman, which has proven to be a decisive advantage in earlier Democratic contests this year.

"On Tuesday, three women won Democratic primaries", Hostin began as McCain tried to interject.

Besides that district, considered key to the House battleground map this fall, Democrats in two other Virginia districts they hope to retake nominated women, including Abigail Spanberger in the 7th District and Elaine Luria in Virginia's 2nd District.

Sanford is a second U.S. House member from the South attacked by a challenger for criticizing Trump. One wrong turn - or in Sanford's case, many - and they could face the wrath of a president who is quick to attack detractors as enemies, even in his own party. He will not appear on Tuesday's primary ballot since he is the only Republican candidate running for the position. Jacque confirmed his concession in a phone call with CNN.

Two low-key primaries went exactly as expected Tuesday.

The GOP nominee faces him in November. Democrats in Nevada chose Representative Jacky Rosen, a first-term lawmaker and member of the centrist Problem Solvers Caucus, to challenge GOP Senator Dean Heller.

In South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster was forced into a runoff against business executive John Warren.

Election nights are long - no matter what.

Mark Sanford loses SC primary after President Trump endorses opponent