Published: Wed, June 13, 2018

Trump attacks Republican up for re-election with reference to affair

Trump attacks Republican up for re-election with reference to affair

Katie Arrington, a staunch supporter of President Trump, has won South Carolina's Republican primaries in a historic defeat against the incumbent, and frequent Trump critic, Mark Sanford.

Trump tweets Wednesday that his advisers didn't want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep. Mark Sanford "would easily win".

Trump, who issued his tweet as he returned from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said Sanford "is better off in Argentina".

Trump endorsed Arrington in his tweet Tuesday on the race.

His biggest challenger, state Rep. Katie Arrington, has characterized Sanford as a disloyal Never-Trumper.

'She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. Democratic women came out on top in two other Virginia congressional races that the party is closely watching. Tim Kaine and choosing nominees in several competitive House races, Nevada and North Dakota choosing their Senate candidates and ME for the first time trying - and voting on whether to keep - a new voting system in which voters rank their preferences, rather than only selecting one. "I strongly endorse Adam Laxalt for Governor of Nevada", he tweeted. He was hardly a lock to win to begin with.

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.

Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative, won her primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District to face incumbent Rep. David Brat in the fall. On the Republican side, Tarkanian (who is now running for the House instead of the Senate) will face off against state Sen. He also criticized Trump's actions while in office, such as when he called the president's new tariffs on steel and aluminum 'an experiment with stupidity'.

Runoff for SC GOP gubernatorial race; Rep. Smith wins Dem primary

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.

In the Democratic primary in the 1st District, Joe Cunningham has 62 percent to Toby Smith's 37 percent.

The Senate landscape will become more settled Tuesday night as well.

Corey Stewart, the bombastic conservative who built his public image on championing Confederate symbols, will win the Republican Senate nomination in Virginia, CNN projects. None of the three Senate candidates appears to match that region. Tim Kaine, the party's 2016 vice presidential nominee and a heavy favorite for re-election, in November's midterm election. One is Sen Heidi Heitkamp's seat in North Dakota. In North Dakota, GOP Representative Kevin Cramer was declared the party's primary victor, setting him up to run against Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp. If he fails to top 50%, it would catapult him into a one-on-one runoff.

The South Carolina congressman's loss in Tuesday's primary was the most stunning outcome on a day that voters in Virginia, Maine, Nevada and North Dakota also went to the polls.

Sisolak, 64, is chair of the powerful governing body for Clark County, which includes the Las Vegas Strip and about two-thirds of the state's residents.But Giunchigliani paints Sisolak as too moderate and has knocked him for receiving an "A-" minus rating from the National Rifle Association in 2012.

The incumbent governor has 44 percent of the statewide vote with 45 percent reporting.

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