Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Mark Sanford, Fromer SC Governor, Loses Seat in U.S. House

Mark Sanford, Fromer SC Governor, Loses Seat in U.S. House

Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost his SC congressional seat hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent's public extramarital affair several years ago.

"It's time for a conservative who will work with President Trump, not against him", Arrington said in her closing TV spot attacking Sanford. Retired AT&T worker Debora Lee said she went for Giunchigliani because she liked her record in the state legislature.Both candidates have pledged to stand up to Mr. Trump and the National Rifle Association. One ad said "it's time for Mark Sanford to take a hike - for real this time".

Congressman Mark Sanford is best remembered nationally for a highly public extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina several years ago.

'She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., mocked his colleagues for being afraid to "poke the bear" and cross the president by voting on an amendment to grant Congress more authority over tariffs.

Heller, the only GOP senator seeking re-election in a state won by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, was originally expected to face a tough challenge from Republican Danny Tarkanian until Mr. Trump asked him to run for Congress instead.

A few hours before polls closed, Trump tweeted that Sanford was "nothing but trouble" and "very unhelpful to me". The victor will face longtime state Rep. James Smith in November. The incident did result in censure from the South Carolina General Assembly, but Sanford did not resign over it. He had originally held the position from 1995 to 2001, winning again in 2013.

Nevada also has an interesting governor's race, with six Democrats and seven Republicans vying to run for a position that's been controlled by the GOP for almost 20 years.

Although Sanford backed key Republican priorities in Congress such as cutting taxes and healthcare, and has been endorsed by major conservatives groups such as the Club for Growth, he has also been vocal with his criticism of Trump when they have disagreed.

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The district could go to a runoff thanks to ex-Democrat Dimitri Cherny, who has 3 percent of the vote.

He was the top aide to Trump's presidential campaign in Virginia in 2016, but was sacked for staging an unauthorized protest of the Republican National Committee.

While it was not all good news for Democrats in Wisconsin on Tuesday - Ann Groves Lloyd, the Democrat running in the special election in Wisconsin State Assembly District 42, conceded to her Republican opponent - national Democratic operatives argue their showing in state legislative races shows voters are prepared to rebuke the President in November. Heidi Heitkamp. The primaries are sleepy, but the two states will be among the nation's most competitive Senate battlegrounds in the fall.

Likewise in Nevada, the race is set between incumbent Sen.

Republicans expressed concern on Tuesday that Stewart's nomination will hurt GOP candidates down ballot.

In Nevada, the race to replace outgoing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval features primaries in both parties. Attorney General Adam Laxalt defeated a fellow beneficiary of the 2014 Republican wave, state Treasurer Dan Schwartz, for their party's nomination.

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.

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