Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Primary Results: Trump’s Hold on the GOP Is Showing

Primary Results: Trump’s Hold on the GOP Is Showing

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

While Sanford's defiance of Trump cost him, Virginia congresswoman Barbara Comstock handily won her primary against a more conservative candidate who accused her of being a "Never Trumper".

Mark Sanford survived the fallout from his "hike" on the Appalachian Trail, but he couldn't survive the backlash to his past criticisms of President Trump.

The South Carolina matchup is another career-threatening challenge for Sanford. It will be Arrington who faces a democratic challenger in November for the congressional seat in South Carolina's 1st district.

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is trailing in the Republican congressional primary to an opponent supported in last-minute tweets by President Donald Trump.

Corker, the Republican senator from Tennessee who seems to feel more liberated because of his retirement, complained bitterly Tuesday when GOP leadership blocked consideration of an amendment he introduced that would let Congress overturn some of the president's latest protectionist moves. But as Sanford spoke, the race was still too close to call.

"One second", Hostin said to McCain.

Sanford later admitted he was involved in an extramarital affair in Argentina. Alabama GOP Rep. Martha Roby was forced into a runoff last week, taking less than 40 percent of the vote in her primary. Now, he and Greenville businessman John Warren are headed for a second contest June 26. Unlike Sanford, McMaster - who was an early endorser of the president's - got Trump's blessing.

"If you take a look at his voting record, you really can't point to anything that has changed there so there must be some other explanation as to people wanting to make a change there", Mike Campbell, a political analyst said.

McMaster was unsuccessful in his 2010 gubernatorial bid, losing a four-way primary to Haley. It'll be a rematch in the fall between him and Republican incumbent Ralph Norman. Elliott became the first openly gay legislator in what has traditionally been a heavily conservative District 22.

Smith has selected fellow state Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell as his running mate.

The district, which includes Charleston and the southern coast, has not elected a Democrat since 1978.

"This is Trump's party", said Republican Sen.

Results in yesterday's primaries confirm that, two years in, Donald Trump represents the base of the Republican Party.

Stewart, a member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, defeated state House member Nick Freitas and minister E.W. Jackson in Tuesday's primary. Two of them involve incumbents.

Sanford was critical of Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and has found himself on opposite sides with the president since.

Florence attorney Marguerite Willis, who has said she was driven into the race by "the racist, sexist president of the United States", has argued that a woman is needed to take on the good-old-boy network and fight for better lives for women and the poor.

Just hours before the polls closed in South Carolina, Trump tweeted his endorsement of Arrington and denounced Sanford for being "unhelpful" and essentially "MIA" in carrying out the president's campaign message.

According to a recent chart compiled by CNN, at least 44 House Republicans have announced they are retiring, not seeking reelection, or choosing another public office.

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