Trump Tweet Helps Sink Mark Sanford In South Carolina Primary


Sanford has been an outspoken critic of Trump.

He aligned himself with comments from retiring Tennessee Sen.

That's the number of "Republican" voters who showed up for the 2010 runoff election between former S.C. governor Nikki Haley and ex-congressman Gresham Barrett.

Arrington says Sanford criticized Trump too much, calling him a "Never Trumper".

And in the 3rd District, philanthropist Susie Lee is favored in the Democratic primary, while Republicans could choose Danny Tarkanian, the son of the legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who dropped his Senate bid at the urging of Trump. Trump won the district in 2016 by a margin of 53% to 40%. "He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump wrote in a tweet Tuesday afternoon, less than three hours before polls closed in SC.

"Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA". In a February 2017 Politico piece, he said Trump has "fanned the flames of intolerance". "He is better off in Argentina", the president wrote.

Arrington is a state representative. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. That refers to 2009, when Sanford's aides said he was hiking the Appalachian Trail while he actually visited a woman with whom he was having an affair in Argentina.

Sanford was not the only sitting member to receive the Trump Twitter treatment as the head of the Republican Party - clearly on a high from his historic meeting with the North Korean leader - returned to the White House.

The district includes portions of Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties and the election marks Sanford's first contest with President Donald Trump in office.

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There are three candidates, including Sanford, in the Republican primary. She needed to win a majority of the vote to avoid a run-off.

"They don't want the tweet that I got last night", Sanford said.

"I think the thing is representation", Sara Haines explained.

"We have the greatest team we've ever had", McMaster said, reminding a crowd of his backing from the president. Tim Kaine in Virginia, while a wave of women candidates won in four competitive House primaries. Smith won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday after leading the pack in fundraising, endorsements and name recognition. One wrong turn - or in Sanford's case, many - and they could endure the wrath of a president who is quick to attack detractors as enemies, even those from his own party. Heidi Heitkamp. The primaries are sleepy, but the two states will be among the nation's most competitive Senate battlegrounds in the fall.

But he also said he hopes that his loss won't have a chilling effect on fellow Republicans, saying "vigorous dissent is the hallmark" of democracy and "a sign of health in our political system". Jacque confirmed his concession in a phone call with CNN. As voters were heading to the polls Tuesday, the president took a shot at the incumbent congressman.

Two low-key primaries went exactly as expected Tuesday. Dean Heller. And in North Dakota, Republicans will pick Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge Democratic Sen.

"I can not look my children in the eye and justify a vote for a man who promotes and boasts about sexually assaulting women", Roby said after the tape was released.

The very day of the SC primary, Sen.

Also on Tuesday, voters nominated challengers to two of this year's most vulnerable Senate incumbents.