Trump attacks Republican up for re-election with reference to affair
15 June, 2018, 00:28
"Are you for or against Trump?". She has not called for a single-payer, government-run health insurance system, as some Democratic House primary winners in California, Nebraska and Pennsylvania have. The Republican also served two terms as the governor of SC.
"Certainly we've seen some problems in primaries for Trump critics in the party", said Kyle Kondik, an analyst at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, "Being a Trump critic is a hard position to be in in the Republican Party, and I don't think Sanford's sometimes criticism of Trump helped him, that's for sure".
Rep. Martha Roby, for example, was forced into a runoff last week in Alabama after her opponents seized on her own rift with the president.
Sanford had been critical of Trump at times, saying he "fanned the flames" of intolerance and decrying his disregard for facts.
Recent results have a message, said Rep. Barry Loudermilk in neighboring Georgia. Be a team player or Trump will support someone who will be. "I would argue that the President is at least in partially - again not in any way totally, but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed", Sanford said in a June 2017 interview with MSNBC. In a highly unusual move for a president, he had tweeted an endorsement of Arrington on Tuesday afternoon when polls were still open in SC. One ad said "it's time for Mark Sanford to take a hike - for real this time". Republican Attorney Gen. Adam Laxalt easily cleared the GOP field.
It's "becoming a cultish thing, isn't it?" said retiring Sen.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was driven into retirement. "It's not a good place for any party to have a cult-like situation as it relates to a President that happens to be purportedly of the same party". The president's record of keeping his promises resonates across the district.
In Virginia, a state legislator favored by the Virginia Democratic Party establishment won a crowded battle for the right to challenge one of the most endangered congressional Republicans in November's elections.
President Donald Trump made his feelings about one S.C. candidate known just hours before polls closed in the state primary. On the Republican side, Tarkanian (who is now running for the House instead of the Senate) will face off against state Sen.
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. "There's a Trump Party".
And on Tuesday, Sanford became the latest Republican punished by voters for criticizing Trump, losing narrowly to state Rep. Katie Arrington.
The district could go to a runoff thanks to ex-Democrat Dimitri Cherny, who has 3 percent of the vote. "That's only more true today, given his high popularity among Republican voters".
Sanford's seat is likely to remain in Republican hands no matter the victor of Tuesday's primary.
That was a reference to Sanford's surprise disappearance from the state as governor, which he later revealed was to continue his affair with an Argentine woman. But he was never a strong Trump fan. After Trump's win in November 2016, he appointed then-Gov. He also questioned Trump's call for tariffs.
With 99 percent of the state's precincts reporting, state Rep. Katie Arrington had 50.5 percent with 32,441 votes to Sanford's 46.5 percent with 29,899 votes.
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. Sanford had described Trump as untrustworthy and culturally intolerant, and had repeatedly criticized the president for not releasing his tax returns. Start with niceties before bringing up the trouble spots, "as opposed to just coming out with smashmouth football".