Despite the effect that Trump may or may not have had on the race, Kondik also pointed out that Sanford, who garnered just 56 percent of the vote in the 2016 Republican primary in his district against a little-known challenger, was already a prime candidate to become one of the handful of members who fall victim to primary challengers each election cycle.
U.S. Representative Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost a Republican congressional primary in SC on Tuesday, after Trump urged voters to punish Sanford's disloyalty by tossing him from office.
"I think it's entirely appropriate to say "I agree" when I agree and "I disagree" when I disagree", Sanford toldPolitico's Alex Isenstadt. "He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump wrote in a tweet Tuesday afternoon, less than three hours before polls closed in SC.
The stunning defeat of Never Trump Sanford by the pro-Trump Arrington is something on which Breitbart News was far ahead of the rest of the media. The publicity around the trip destroyed Sanford's marriage, but he was still able to win election to his old seat in Congress in 2013.
"The race ultimately was reduced down to who was more Trump, versus not, and I lost that race", Sanford acknowledged.
In broadcast remarks to supporters on Tuesday night, Arrington said, "We are the party of President Donald J. Trump".
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. Trump endorsed Arrington, a first term state legislator.
Congressman Mark Sanford is best remembered nationally for a highly public extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina several years ago.
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.
This all comes as Never Trump establishment Republicans like Sens.
Supreme Court Upholds Ohio Rules for Purge of Voting Rolls Alito emphasized the ruling was based on whether or not Ohio's process violated federal law, not if it was good policy or not. It means other states are now likely to follow Ohio's lead , and may even do so in a hurry before the midterm elections.
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.
He was sacked from the Trump campaign after staging an unsanctioned protest at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee, which Stewart said wasn't sufficiently loyal to Trump during the presidential campaign.
To be sure, the president's track record of picking winners and losers in elections is not ideal.
Frustrated by his Republican colleagues' refusal to vote on his amendment to roll back President Trump's tariffs, Sen. A month later, Trump and his 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale pushed Danny Tarkanian out of the GOP primary against Heller, eliminating a serious threat to the nation's most vulnerable Republican incumbent. And, as a result of that, people who want to get active in office, women who feel a new sense of empowerment, they're picking the Democratic Party.
Michigan Republican Justin Amash responded to Trump's endorsement of Arrington last night on Twitter, stating that Sanford is "one of the most principled, consistent, and conservative members of Congress I've ever known".
Nadal has no 'obsession' to hunt down Federer tally Thiem making unforced errors . "I think everybody can stop talking about it now". "The watch keeps going always", Nadal said. Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. "I was very scared".
Elsewhere, voters made their picks for key November elections for Senate, House and governor in Virginia, Maine, Nevada and North Dakota, on a day with considerably less drama and lower stakes than primaries in recent weeks. A few sputter indignantly at Trump's various excesses, without, it seems, spending one second wondering whether they might have had any role in getting us here by spending their careers promoting failed ideas.
Since then, he's run in more than 33,000 races and won almost 5,500, as his horses have purse earned more than $300 million. But American Pharoah and Justify are showing that the Triple Crown is now an attainable goal in the horse-racing industry.
China is widely expected to bid to host a future World Cup, and is planning to build 70,000 soccer pitches by 2020. All three hosts should get automatic places in the lineup, and each host a game on opening day.
The North Korean leader's concerns that spies might seek to investigate his bodily waste might have some historical precedent. US President Donald Trump arrived at the venue just 60 seconds before the summit was to begin.
Courtney danced around on stage, belting out the lyrics, while everyone in the audience was shocked by the young performer. And the young talent is no stranger to the limelight of TV, having already stared in the ITV's The Voice Kids a year ago .
CBS News' David Martin reports that Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Defense Secretary James Mattis "was not surprised". Trump said the U.S. will cut back on its military exercises with South Korea but will not withdraw any American forces.
Obviously I understand you have got the Champions League and Premier League - so many big competitions - and it is every season. Southgate's squad fly to Russian Federation on Tuesday and play Tunisia in their first group game on Monday, 18 June.
The 87,000-capacity MetLife Stadium outside NY - home of the NFL's Giants and Jets - is proposed for the final. The final vote came down to Morocco and a joint bid from Mexico , Canada and the United States .
Her great-great grandmother Mary was born here and she says there's something magical about "fitting in a piece of the puzzle". It's not a Royal Family balcony appearance without Prince George, Princess Charlotte and co.'s hilarious facial expressions.
Senate from 100 to 104 members, and the state's 55 electoral points would be divided among the three, according to Ballotpedia. An initiative that seeks to split California into three states has qualified for the state's November 2018 ballot.
According to Nelson , when a maintenance crew managed to get the animal to leave the ledge, it only jumped onto a nearby building. This article was updated to reflect the lack of information on the raccoon's situation following its ascension to the roof .
Blades will be a uniquely mobile experience, although Bethesda also has plans to bring it to consoles, PC, and even VR. Fallout 76 will now allow players to build settlements and interact with other players in an always online platform.
The pair were spotted looking lovingly at each other while the Queen made her way into the palace. In a second exchange, a lip-reading expert told Mirror Online Meghan admitted she was nervous.
Willow Smith’s awkward memory of parents
Jada Pinkett Smith claims she finally realized the addiction one day and said to herself "enough with the five orgasms a day". And, so, all we need to do is support each other through it and I wish I had know that, Jada , it's just a part of it, baby.
Wonder Woman sequel photos reveal major character returns
More pictures and videos from Wonder Woman 2 sets are expected to pour in as the film has officially entered the filming phase. " Wonder Woman " won near-unanimous acclaim from critics and fans alike, and earned more than $800 million worldwide.
Tony Awards kick off with win for Andrew Garfield
Sasson Gabay, who played the role of Tewfiq in the 2007 film, will reprise his performance in the musical adaptation on Broadway . Nathan Lane took home his third Tony award for Angels In America as closeted conservative lawyer Roy Cohn, who died of AIDS.
China victor from summit but wary of closer US-N. Korea ties
Victor Cha, a Georgetown University professor and former National Security Council director for Asia in President George W. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono also headed to Seoul and was to meet with Pompeo and his South Korean counterpart.
Whataburger: 'We'd never change our name to Whatapancake'
With that being said, they have "breakfast" burgers, as well. "Why is ihop going thru a mid life crisis", tweeted another. And Red Robin, which doesn't have a breakfast menu, teased: "We're as serious about pancakes as IHOb is about burgers".
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives for Trump-Kim summit
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, gestures as he speaks to Kim Yo-jong, the sister to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Singapore is one of the few countries that have diplomatic relations with both the United States and North Korea.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Screens Leak Out
Ubisoft this year confirmed that its pre-show E3 briefing will begin on Monday, June 11 at 1pm PT / 4 pm ET / 9pm BST / 10pm CEST. A few information about its story has been revealed along with a lovely trailer showing its vast world and vibrant colors.