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Previous GOP House Rep Loses Primary After Attack By Trump

Previous GOP House Rep Loses Primary After Attack By Trump Previous GOP House Rep Loses Primary After Attack By Trump
Melinda Barton | 13 June, 2018, 16:38

And Democrats in Virginia backed women in key races that could determine control of the House.

Unable to muster 50 percent of the Republican primary vote for governor, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, one of Trump's top allies in the state, was forced into a runoff for the GOP nomination.

McMaster appeared on Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 on Tuesday morning and told host and Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow that enthusiasm for Trump in SC compares to a Beatles concert.

Jon Heilemann agreed that Trump's "cult of personality" has become the dominant motivator of the Republican base, and he also concluded that Sanford's defeat shows why GOPers can't speak against Trump for fear of losing their jobs.

Four other states held primaries.

Those apostasies came back to haunt Sanford, even though Arrington was also a vocal Trump critic during the 2016 GOP primary.

But while Trump remains very popular in the state, McMaster has been shadowed by a corruption probe involving a longtime political consultant.

His biggest challenger, state Rep. Katie Arrington, has characterized Sanford as a disloyal Never-Trumper. Arrington has criticized Sanford throughout the campaign for his differences with Trump.

Less than three hours before the polls closed, President Trump took to Twitter with the message: "Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA". Retired AT&T worker Debora Lee said she went for Giunchigliani because she liked her record in the state legislature.Both candidates have pledged to stand up to Mr. Trump and the National Rifle Association. Now that he's lost, his words also serve as a call for his fellow anti-Trump GOPers to keep fighting the good fight.

Sanford made enemies as governor in 2009, when he disappeared to Argentina during an extramarital affair.

Sanford apologized, though the episode ended with his wife divorcing him. After the Access Hollywood tape dropped, in which Trump bragged about grabbing women "by the pussy", Roby said she could no longer vote for Trump.

But in Virginia, Democrats are selecting House candidates to run in some of the nation's most competitive races.

In Comstock's district, Wexton was the best-known in the field, and was viewed as the Democratic Party's establishment choice. She's earned backing from the women's group Emily's List and on Sunday picked up an endorsement from Hillary Clinton.

The most serious primary challenge to an incumbent member of Nevada's congressional delegation is conservative activist Sharron Angle's bid for Nevada's 2nd Congressional District.

She said she fully supported Trump once he had the nomination.

Arrington vanquished the 58-year-old career politician by running a textbook contrast campaign - resulting in a stunning upset punctuated by a last-second endorsement from US president Donald Trump.

Republicans expressed concern on Tuesday that Stewart's nomination will hurt GOP candidates down ballot.