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Trump-backed candidate ready to upset in Virginia primary
Fox News-politics-editor-in-chief Chris Stirewalt to weigh what the primaries in South Carolina and Virginia tell us to expect in November.
The incumbent Republican, South Carolina REP. Mark Sanford, a frequent Trump-critics, the President sharply criticized the earlier in the day, like “nothing but trouble” and “very helpful”, was at that time in Tuesday night’s primary by state Rep. Katie Arrington.
A key primary night with the elections held, in Maine, Virginia, Nevada and North Dakota, the results in South Carolina, have an unmistakably positive referendum on President Trump’s term of office.
Arrington the shock victory, which was also heated to a dramatic rebuke Sanford “will Never Trump”-style rhetoric and scandal-pocked career. It signaled that the President of the base advance remain in the state is significantly behind him. November, the midterm elections, despite the withering criticism from within and outside of the Republican party.
State Rep., Katie Arrington, a relative political newcomer, the backup backed up Trump’s repeated Sanford beat for verspottend, the President and even ran ads with video clips of Sanford’ s Trump criticism.
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Mark Sanford, a frequent Trump critic, went head-to-head Tuesday, the South Carolina primary with a Trump supporter, Katie Arrington, a relative political newcomer.
(Sanford state portrait, Arrington campaign photo)
Earlier Tuesday, when the ballots were counted, Sanford confirmed in an interview that his criticism of Trump had hurt him in the primary.
“Well, I think it has probably hurt me in this race,” he said. “But here, too, there is no free lunch in life. I think there are times that I have had against the President, I had for a long time.”
The coastal 1st Congressional District is leaning Republican, but contains a significant liberal pockets such as Charleston County, which went for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Sanford has warned that Trump called the steel-and aluminum-rates “disastrous” for the President to be intolerant and unreliable, and even seemed to him responsible for the shooting of a Republican Congressman’s baseball practice last year.
“I would argue that the President has been released — it is, in part, not in any way Total — but also partly the blame for the demons, unleashed, the,” Sanford said after the shots were fired from a disaffected progressive loner almost took the lives of the majority whip Steve Scalise, R-La.
Mark Sanford, was very helpful to me in my campaign MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully support Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and our fight for lower taxes will continue to be. VOICE Katie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 12. June 2018
Even before trump said took office, Sanford, the billion-dollar entrepreneurs should “just shut up” and “quit responding” to someone’s critical to him on a personal or professional level.
Sanford resigned as Governor in 2011, after they finally got the recognition that he had an extramarital affair. In June 2009 he disappeared from the field of view of the public for six days, and later claimed he would be Hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
He later confessed that he had travelled in fact to Argentina to meet a woman, with whom he had an extramarital affair.
But he staged a political comeback in 2013, winning the house seat in the district he had represented previously, for six years.
As voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Trump, you will recall, Sanford’s rhetoric, as well as the affair.
TRUMP PARODY OF ‘VERY HELPFUL’ SANFORD, SAYS HE’S ‘BETTER IN ARGENTINA’
“I fully support Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love,” tweeted Trump, who was traveling aboard Air Force One on the way back from the historic one-to-one meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un. “She is tough on crime and our fight for lower taxes will continue to be. VOICE Katie!”
However, Trump said that Sanford “has been very helpful for me in my campaign to [Make America Great Again]. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina.”
Other important races in NV, VA, and SC
The voters in Virginia also handed over a big profit on Tuesday on a pro-Trump-Senate candidate Corey Stewart, the Brand has vowed to wage a “vicious circle” and “ruthless” struggle against incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine.
Stewart said he plans to campaign as Trump and appeal to blue collar voters.
Corey Stewart, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and Chairman of the Prince William County Board, addresses his supporters at the Electric Palm restaurant on election night
(Washington Post via AP)
Chants of “lock you in”, was heard on Stewart’s victory speech Tuesday night.
TRUMP-BACKED CANDIDATE WINS NEVADA GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY
Also in Virginia, the voters decided that state sen Jennifer Wexton, is vulnerable Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock, who in November in the Northern Virginia congressional district. Wexton, who won the six-way primary, forwarded to your well-funded competition in a race called in the early evening.
Comstock fought off a challenge from Shak Hill, who attacked the two-term incumbent, as not sufficiently conservative and weak in their support for President Donald Trump.
Barbara Comstock is the GOP is more prone to have representatives in Congress; you will face state Sen. Jennifer Wexton in November.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Comstock district as a primary target for the Democrats, as they hope that a repeat of the house in November.
The voters in Virginia also ruled that the former CIA officer Abigail clamping Berger will face hard-right conservative representatives Dave Brat in November. Hillary Clinton wore Comstock district by almost ten points in the year 2016, and Trump’s win Gör district was relatively narrow.
Meanwhile, Archie Parnell, the nomination of the Democrats won in South Carolina constituency, despite revelations from a divorce filing last month that he beat his wife, more than 40 years ago.Parnell’s win sets up a rematch with U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman. Parnell lost only 3 percentage points in a special election last year.
In Nevada, the Trump-backed candidate, Danny Tarkanian, the son of the legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, defeated Scott Hammond and television reporter Michelle Mortensen.
Tarkanian, a businessman, was race in the primary against GOP Sen., Dean Heller, when Trump reached out and asked him to switch, so that Heller could run without intra-party opposition.
Elsewhere in Nevada, Sharron the conservatives, who threatened once ominously from Angle,, of””, then-Sen. Harry Reid, lost her race against Rep. Mark Amodei.
The Associated Press and Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.