Sanford's concession in 1st District ends era for SC's 'comeback kid'

Sanford's concession in 1st District ends era for SC's 'comeback kid'

Sanford's concession in 1st District ends era for SC's 'comeback kid'

The outcome - one that national Republicans working on House races said as recently as Tuesday morning they did not anticipate - is another sign that GOP primary voters are rejecting lawmakers who break with Trump.

As Morning Joe talked about Congressman Mark Sanford's defeat last night in the SC primaries, Joe Scarborough called it the latest sign that the Republican Party has become completely subservient to President Donald Trump.

McMaster also received an the President's endorsement...who says the governor "is doing a fantastic job".

There's also the return of Sharron Angle, the conservative who once ominously threatened to "take out" then-Sen.

In that pursuit he's drawn four GOP challengers, including Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant and Yancey McGill, a former Democratic state senator who briefly served as lieutenant governor.

Ranked choice voting: Twice in two years, ME voters have been asked to choose whether they want to elect candidates in a whole new way, by ranking them rather than picking just one.

Now, he and Greenville businessman John Warren are headed for a second contest June 26.

He will face Democratic Sen.

Gov. Henry McMaster is close behind with 33, according to the S.C. Election Commission, and Catherine Templeton is thrid has 21 percent.

Rep. Smith defeated Charleston consultant Phil Noble and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis in Tuesday's primary.

In a surprise Twitter post less than three hours before polls closed, Trump criticized Sanford for his lack of support and took a swipe at his affair.

"Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA".

"He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump tweeted, adding, "He is better off in Argentina". He first claimed he'd been "hiking the Appalachian Trail" but later admitted to an extramarital affair in Argentina. Trump endorsed Arrington, a first term state legislator. "She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!" Trump wrote. That means Stewart will lead Republicans' ballot in November's federal elections. Meanwhile, Sanford's defeat means Congress will lose an advocate for limited government and individual liberty at the end of the current term.

In Virginia, two women will compete for a suburban Washington congressional district seen as key to Democrats' hopes of retaking the House majority in November.

There are three candidates, including Sanford, in the Republican primary.

Heller now can expect to breeze through his primary and focus on a November battle with Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is expected to easily win her party's backing against five others.

Voting started at 7 a.m. and a few precincts had problems with power outages left over from Monday night storms, but that did not affect voting and the problems were quickly resolved, Whitmire said. Roby said two years ago that Trump's 2005 lewd comments about women, captured on an "Access Hollywood" microphone, made him "unacceptable as a candidate for president".

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