Voters weigh heft of Trump backing in SC primary


Voters weigh heft of Trump backing in SC primary

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

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

Trump explained his decision for weighing in, tweeting early Wednesday that he "felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot". Sanford is also known for not being sufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump.

Moments after arriving back in the US from Singapore on Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted his congratulations.

The "Morning Joe" host pointed to the loss of Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) in a GOP primary, and the victory of anti-immigration hardliner Corey Stewart in Virginia, as the latest examples of Republican fealty to Trump. "She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes".

In conceding the race, Sanford said he was comfortable with the positions he took on Trump.

Senate Republicans' hopes in Virginia: Sen. Tim Kaine in the fall.

Their bigger worry, though, is how Stewart's presence on the ballot could lead Republican voters to stay at home, hurting the party in several competitive House races. Ted Cruz during the 2016 election campaign. "This is clearly not the Republican Party I once knew, loved and proudly served".

There were exceptions in Cherokee and Darlington counties, where sharply contested local races had somewhat heavier turnout, Chris Whitmire with the election commission said. "And he has Stewart voters to thank for it".

Democrat Jennifer Wexton won a six-way primary race in a suburban Washington district and will take on Republican Barbara Comstock, one of the Democrats' top targets in their push to pick up the 23 seats they need to claim a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has not called for a single-payer, government-run health insurance system, as some Democratic House primary winners in California, Nebraska and Pennsylvania have. Taylor, who has been critical of Trump in the past, overcame a primary challenge to win the nomination. "Virginia is a key part of that effort and EMILY's List is proud to stand with the women running in these targeted races".

Trump also tweeted his endorsement of Adam Laxalt, Nevada's attorney general, just after noon Pacific time.

As lieutenant governor, McMaster was the nation's first statewide elected official to back Trump ahead of South Carolina's early presidential primary.

But partial returns showed Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal Trump critic, in a battle with a devout Trump supporter for the nomination in a coastal congressional district. Jacque confirmed his concession in a phone call with CNN. Mark Sanford, who has held the seat since 2013, trails with 46 percent of the vote.

As expected, North Dakota Republicans chose Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge Democratic Sen.

Other Republicans rallied to Sanford's defense. Heidi Heitkamp, at the 2018 North Dakota Republican Party Convention in Grand Forks, North Dakota, April 7, 2018.

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

Election nights are long - no matter what.

In the Seventh Congressional District, incumbent Republican Rep. Dave Brat will face off against the victor of a Democratic primary between former Central Intelligence Agency operative Abigail Spanberger and retired Col. Dan Ward.