Primary roundup: Sanford falters in SC after critical tweet from Trump

Primary roundup: Sanford falters in SC after critical tweet from Trump

The race is perhaps the most closely watched matchup in Tuesday's slate of primaries, which also include Virginia selecting a Republican to take on Democratic Sen.

President Donald Trump slammed Republican Congressman Mark Sanford for not supporting his agenda, alluded to the lawmaker's extra martial affair and endorsed his primary opponent - all with less than three hours before polls close in SC.

"He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump tweeted, adding, "He is better off in Argentina". Arrington has attacked Sanford from the right, painting him as disloyal to Trump.

Arrington criticized Sanford, a frequent critic of Trump's, for being insufficiently loyal to the White House.

But Trump says Rep. Katie Arrington "was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot".

'She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes.

Arrington credits her victory to the campaign's grassroots efforts and relaying a simple message to voters, that her constituents support President Trump's bold and conservative agenda.

Tarkanian is one of the only Republicans in Nevada who was on the ballot in 2016 for a national race who stuck with President Trump and did not abandon him when House Speaker Paul Ryan did abandon the president and encouraged other members to do so as well.

Centrist Steve Sisolak won a bruising battle between Clark County commissioners vying to be Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades.

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Sanford won three terms for U.S. House in the 1990s, then two four-year terms as governor before the affair marred the end of his second term. In Alabama, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby is in a July 17 runoff against former congressman Bobby Bright. Others have told us Trump's tweet was indispensable, driving additional turnout during the final critical afternoon rush.

Arrington also, in a previous Breitbart News radio interview, pledged to join the House Freedom Caucus - a group that now has no women in it but will when she arrives in Congress next year. "He is better off in Argentina", the president wrote. What's more, the tweets contradict Trump's own comments during a Tuesday news conference in Singapore, during which he acknowledged inking a final deal is months and several rounds of negotiations away - which he described as an "arduous" process.

"I am grateful for the President's support", Arrington said.

Cramer is in his third term representing North Dakota's at-large congressional district, giving him strong name recognition and a track record of being elected to statewide office.

In Democratic primaries - particularly three key House races in Virginia - the theme of this spring's primaries continued: Female candidates are winning at unprecedented rates and often by large margins.

He said lawmakers would be wise to keep their differences with the president low-key and within the range of policy, not personality, so as not to alienate Republican primary voters protective of the commander in chief.

"I think we all have a question of whether we have a Republican or Democratic primary based on the institutions of the American system", he said.

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

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