Sanford's concession in 1st District ends era for SC's 'comeback kid'

John Warren and Henry Mc Master head to runoff

John Warren and Henry Mc Master head to runoff

As voters went to the polls Tuesday, Trump took the extraordinary step of tweeting with advice to defeat an incumbent congressman from his own party.

On the Democratic side, state Rep. James Smith, Charleston businessman Phil Noble, and Florence attorney Marguerite Willis are duking it to run against the Republican candidate come November.

Before the final results were even tallied, Sanford told supporters, "I've always been a realist and at this point, based on the numbers I see, I think that I will end up losing this election".

Meanwhile, the state's Governor, Henry McMaster, will face-off against fellow Republican John Warren in a special runoff election later this month, after McMaster failed to secure more than half of the majority vote. Sanford spoke out against Trump as a candidate for president in 2016, and has called him culturally intolerant and criticized him for not releasing his tax returns.

Arrington made Sanford's disagreements with Trump a cornerstone of her campaign.

In June 2009, Sanford disappeared from public view for six days and later claimed that he had been hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

In an 11th-hour primary day intervention, Trump struck back on Twitter, calling Sanford "nothing but trouble" and "very unhelpful" for advancing the Trump agenda. In a February 2017 Politico piece, he said Trump has "fanned the flames of intolerance".

In an ad, Arrington urged voters to tell Sanford to "take a hike".

"I'm happy about that", Hostin said as McCain rolled her eyes. "I look forward to working together with him to drain the swamp and continue making America great again". "He is better off in Argentina", the president tweeted. The incident did result in censure from the South Carolina General Assembly, but Sanford did not resign over it. On Tuesday, they won a special election to Wisconsin's state Senate, in a district that Trump won by almost 20 points. Dimitri Cherny, as well as Democrats Joe Cunningham and Toby Smith, are also running.

On Tuesday, three women - Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton - won Democratic primaries.

State legislator Kelly Armstrong won the GOP nomination for Cramer's House seat and will be favored in November.

As voters made their primary choices in five states, SC wasn't the only place where Republicans favored conservatives who are seen as closely tied to Trump and his agenda.

The race to fill Rep. Trey Gowdy's seat in Congress was one of the most crowded races in the country with 13 GOP candidates and 4 Democratic candidates on Tuesday's primary ballot. Dean Heller, possibly the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate, and Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen. She will face another another woman, State Sen. The eventual victor will challenge Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

Gov. Henry McMaster, who was sworn in as governor previous year after Nikki Haley left for the United Nations at the behest of President Trump, will defend his seat against Mt. General elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6. Fifteen women in congressional races and four women in statewide races won their primaries last night.

In Sanford, he chose a well-known former governor, who among other criticisms held him partly responsible for a shooting at a congressional baseball practice by stoking national tensions.

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