Mark Sanford: I pledge allegiance to the flag, not to Trump

2018 Election: What to expect in Nevada, Virginia, Maine, North Dakota and South Carolina - Philly

2018 Election: What to expect in Nevada, Virginia, Maine, North Dakota and South Carolina - Philly

The South Carolina congressman's loss in Tuesday's primary was the most stunning outcome on a day that voters in Virginia, Maine, Nevada and North Dakota also went to the polls.

If the primaries were any indication of what is to be expected in the general election in November, the message is clear: Republican voters want candidates who support Trump.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was driven into retirement. In Alabama, US Rep. Martha Roby is in a July 17 runoff against former congressman Bobby Bright.

Sanford conceded to state Rep. Katie Arrington after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, telling the crowd that he is a "realist".

Trump Jr. was responding to Corker's comments on Wednesday that Republicans "are in a unusual place" in their support of the president.

Despite her attempt to tie herself to Trump, Arrington supported Florida Sen. "Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA", Trump tweeted just hours before polls closed. The president himself weighed in by stoking memories of the affair, tweeting that Sanford was "better off in Argentina". But Sanford's SC district is considered a safe Republican seat, meaning the outcome is unlikely to play a role in November's battle for control of the House of Representatives. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. Bob Corker (R-TN) made the day before about the "cult-like situation" that President Trump's Republican Party has become.

Arrington alluded to both issues in a cheeky ad titled "Take a Hike". The GOP Senate nominee in Virginia, Corey Stewart, has underscored his efforts to combat illegal immigration and is a champion of Confederate symbols. Attorney General Adam Laxalt defeated a fellow beneficiary of the 2014 Republican wave, state Treasurer Dan Schwartz, for their party's nomination. Tim Kaine in the fall.

Sanford worries that fiscal principles may not longer be guiding the republican party.

On Wednesday evening, Republican Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stuck a vaguely threatening note when she tweeted that "Anyone that does not embrace the [Trump] agenda of making America great again will be making a mistake". "This is clearly not the Republican Party I once knew, loved and proudly served".

On Tuesday night, Sanford told supporters gathered in Mount Pleasant, "I've always been a realist, and at this point, based on the numbers I see, I think that I'll end up losing this election". "And he has Stewart voters to thank for it".

Sanford has held the seat since a special election in 2013, but faces a tight challenge in the GOP primary from Arrington, a first-term S.C. House member.

In another big Virginia race, Republican Corey Stewart - once a state chairman to Trump's presidential campaign who was sacked for protesting the Republican National Committee - won the Republican primary to face Democratic Sen.

Democrats in two other districts they hope to retake nominated women: Abigail Spanberger in central Virginia and Elaine Luria in the district that includes Virginia Beach.

There was a decent showing for women, particularly in Virginia, last night.

Sanford's dissent to Trump's takeover of the GOP dates back almost two years. The incumbent, a frequent critic of the president, lost to state legislator Katie Arrington, who vowed to be more supportive of Trump if elected to the House in November.

The president's broadside marked the first time he targeted a congressional Republican incumbent in the midterms. Jacque confirmed his concession in a phone call with CNN. Horsford won his primary Tuesday and Hardy was leading in early returns.

North Dakota Republicans chose Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge vulnerable Democratic Sen.

In an interview with Politico past year, Sanford said Trump had "fanned the flames of intolerance" and called him unprepared for the presidency.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News.

But asking voters multiple questions on each race further drags things out.

In the Democratic primary in the 1st District, Joe Cunningham has 62 percent to Toby Smith's 37 percent.

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