Trump helps take down Mark Sanford

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 15, 2018

Trump's post was made less than three hours before polls closed.

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.

Arrington defeated Sanford, who often clashed with Trump, 51 percent to 47 percent, after the president tweeted he was "nothing but trouble".

It's true that Sanford's six-day disappearance during July 2009-when he was supposedly hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail, but was actually having an extramarital affair with an Argentine woman, María Belén Chapur-changed the course of his political career. Afterwards, in 2013, he somehow won a special election for the first district seat, filling the vacancy left when Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate.

"The race ultimately was reduced down to who was more Trump, versus not, and I lost that race", Sanford acknowledged.

Republicans who are embracing President Donald Trump's agenda are building considerable momentum heading into the midterm elections. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. In 2016, after the release of a tape in which candidate Trump bragged about grabbing women, Roby said she wouldn't vote for him for president.

The upset of Sanford, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, was the latest sign of Trump's firm grip on the Republican Party.

Sanford ignored calls from fellow Republicans that he step down as governor and served out his term.

Sanford blamed his loss on Trump, saying his election came down to people questioning whether he was for or against Trump.

Abandon hope, all ye Republicans who dare to challenge the cult of Trump.

With 65 percent reporting, first-term state Rep. Katie Arrington is on the verge of unseating a S.C. political fixture for the past 25 years.

He also slammed Sanford as being 'better off in Argentina'. If no one gets a majority after the polls close Tuesday night, then there is a runoff in two weeks.

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. Vying to defeat her in November are four Democrats who are facing off Tuesday - state Sen. In North Dakota, GOP Representative Kevin Cramer was declared the party's primary victor, setting him up to run against Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Democratic members on Tuesday said Trump handed Kim a public relations win and gave up major concessions like ending annual military exercises with South Korea.

"A lot of Republicans who hid behind Trump's toga in the primary are going to pay a price in November", said veteran Republican consultant Rich Galen, a former aide to ex-US House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich. After all, candidates backed by Trump (i.e., Luther Strange, Roy Moore, Rick Saccone, Ed Gillespie) also lost.

Loudermilk said it's best for lawmakers to take their concerns privately to the White House, as he said he has done behind the scenes on Trump's proposed tariffs.

In the Second Congressional District, incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Taylor will face the victor of the Democratic primary between former U.S. Navy commander Elaine Luria and schoolteacher Karen Mallard.

Trump - flying back from Singapore on Air Force One - attacked Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican, urging voters to support his rival.

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