U.S. Congressman Mark Sanford will not return to Washington for another term in office. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has an on-off relationship with Trump. In Alabama, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby is in a July 17 runoff against former congressman Bobby Bright.
The result is that he has faced a primary challenge from Katie Arrington, a state representative who is campaigning on her loyalty to Trump. Tweeting from the plane bringing him home from Singapore, he declared Sanford "very unhelpful" in advancing his agenda.
"He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump tweeted, adding, "He is better off in Argentina". "He is better off in Argentina", the president wrote.
'She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. That scandal loomed large in the race, with both Trump and Arrington mocking the excuse Sanford had initially used in covering up his affair: that he'd been "hiking the Appalachian Trail". Mark Sanford was defeated hours after President Trump endorsed Sanford's opponent, while Virginia chose Corey Stewart, a vocal proponent of keeping Confederate monuments, as the GOP Senate nominee. A few powers were to be reserved at the top, but everything else at the state and local level - particularly with Republicans, who have espoused that notion of federalism for a long time.
Four other states voted Tuesday, including several races that will be key to determining which party controls the House. 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.
I know that sounds very abstract. "Every time I think things can't get worse they do, and there is no end in sight". "And he has Stewart voters to thank for it".
Taking down an incumbent is no easy feat in American politics, but this race was really a referendum on the relative strength of the anti-Trump contingent in the Republican Party as it struggles to hold off the #MAGA cult of personality. Dean Heller.in November, Heller is expected to face Democratic Rep. Jacy Rosen, who is expected to easily win a six-person primary, in the fall.
He demurred during the run-up to the 2016 election when asked if he'd support Trump and spoke out against the president after the election on issues such as limiting Muslim immigrants. "Is it just about electing all women even if they're hyper Trump supporters".
Mark Sanford losing in SC is pretty much proof positive that the GOP is not really a conservative party that cares about limited government. Jacque confirmed his concession in a phone call with CNN. But during the campaign, he ran ads saying how often he voted with the president. And in a Republican primary, that was a recipe for exile and a warning to others.
The Senate landscape will become more settled Tuesday night as well. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018The stunning upset also drew reaction from across the political world, as the news reverberated around an already unsettled political landscape ahead of the 2018 midterm elections in November.
In the state's Second Congressional District, which includes the Hampton Roads region, Democrat Elaine Luria was the declared victor over rival Karen Mallard with 95 percent of the vote tallied.