Mark Sanford vs. Katie Arrington

15 June, 2018, 00:34 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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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 told Politico'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.

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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.

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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".

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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.

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