Monday, 18 June, 2018

Sanford upset in GOP primary

Runoff for SC GOP gubernatorial race; Rep. Smith wins Dem primary Gov. Henry McMaster headed to runoff, Rep. James Smith wins nomination from Democrats, big
Sammy Stanley | 13 June, 2018, 20:14

Hours after a last-minute broadside from President Donald Trump, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary race on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press, possibly ushering in an end to a political career plagued by a major scandal.

His biggest challenger, state Rep. Katie Arrington, has characterized Sanford as a disloyal Never-Trumper.

In the past, Sanford said the president should "just shut up" and "quit responding" to critics and focus on the issues at hand.

In broadcast remarks to supporters on Tuesday night, Arrington said, "We are the party of President Donald J. Trump". He is better of in Argentina.

Trump endorsed Arrington in his tweet Tuesday on the race.

President Trump tweeted his endorsement of Katie Arrington roughly three hours before polls closed in SC. "Congrats to Katie Arrington!". In 2013, he won a special U.S. House election in South Carolina's 1st District, which he previously represented for six years.

Republican John Cox did qualify for one of the top two spots in the California governor's race - alongside Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is heavily favored to win the race in the Democratic state.

Meghan McCain on Wednesday scoffed at her fellow "The View" co-hosts over "identity politics" after Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin celebrated a Republican woman defeating the GOP incumbent in SC.

Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster now leads Warren with 36 percent of the vote, to Warren's 32 percent.

Runoff for SC GOP gubernatorial race; Rep. Smith wins Dem primary
GOP Governor race goes to runoff between incumbent McMaster, political newcomer Warren

Rematches: In 2014, Nevada politics watchers were shocked when Democratic congressman Steven Horsford, a rising political star, lost his outer Las Vegas area district to an unpolished newcomer, Republican Cresent Hardy.

"I am extremely disappointed that a candidate like Corey Stewart could win the Republican nomination for US Senate", former Virginia Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling tweeted.

I got a chance to speak to South Carolina's Political Director of Young Republicans, who told me, 18 to 40-year-olds really showed up to vote despite low turnout overall.

The drama evaporated from both races after direct intervention from Trump and his political team to convince Cramer - who'd already publicly said he wouldn't run - to change his mind and launch a campaign in February.

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.

During the 2016 presidential election, after Trump ventured to Capitol Hill to meet with Republicans, Sanford came out of the meeting telling reporters, "I wasn't particularly impressed". Heidi Heitkamp. The primaries are sleepy, but the two states will be among the nation's most competitive Senate battlegrounds in the fall.

Stewart surprised many by almost winning last year's Republican nomination for governor.

Do you believe that voters should have the option to choose to affiliate with a political party when they register to vote or change their voter registration in SC?

The most competitive choice for Democrats appears to be the battle between Clark County commissioners vying to be Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades. Vying to defeat her in November are four Democrats who are facing off Tuesday - state Sen.

Raccoon scales Minnesota office tower, leaving public in suspense
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