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Sanford acknowledges expected loss to challenger Arrington in 1st congressional district race

14 June 2018
Sanford acknowledges expected loss to challenger Arrington in 1st congressional district race

Democratic State Sen. Jennifer Wexton was the clear victor in a six-way primary in Virginia's 10th District, and will challenge Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock. In the 4th District, vacated by retiring Rep. Ruben Kihuen, two former congressmen - Democrat Steven Horsford and Republican Cresent Hardy - are the favorites.

Reflecting the day after his loss, Sanford acknowledged that his election had become a referendum on if he was supportive enough of the President - who he has outspokenly criticized at times. Trump won the district in 2016 by a margin of 53% to 40%. Though he has a generally conservative voting record, his criticism of Trump as unworthy and culturally intolerant made him a target of the president's most dedicated supporters, who often elevate loyalty over policy. "He is better off in Argentina".

With 99 percent of the state's precincts reporting, state Rep. Katie Arrington had 50.5 percent with 32,441 votes to Sanford's 46.5 percent with 29,899 votes.

'She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes.

Sanford conceded the race late Tuesday and commented on Trump's tweet.

"Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA", Trump tweeted.

Corey Stewart, a combative conservative Republican and immigration hardliner who almost upset Ed Gillespie for the party's gubernatorial nomination a year ago, won the right to face Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, the 2016 vice presidential candidate, in November's U.S. Senate election in November. He'll face Senator Tim Kaine, the Democratic incumbent.

House Republicans otherwise were upbeat Wednesday after primary elections in several states as they met behind closed doors to discuss the coming midterms.

"Don't underestimate Corey, a major chance of winning!" the president added. But Haddon also said that she found the first-time candidate trustworthy, noting that she had wanted to back Templeton, the only female Republican gubernatorial candidate, but was turned off by her ability to go negative. I think his response was, 'I want to protect Article I, Article II, Article XII, ' going down the list.

Governor McMaster obviously very excited about moving on to a runoff for the Republican nomination for governor, "Thank you for coming out.we're just getting started". "And he has Stewart voters to thank for it". After the Access Hollywood tape dropped, in which Trump bragged about grabbing women "by the pussy", Roby said she could no longer vote for Trump. And Democrats in Virginia backed women in key races that could determine control of the House. Smith won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday after leading the pack in fundraising, endorsements and name recognition. 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.

To date, 476 women have filed to run for the House in 2018, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, surpassing the 272 who filed in 2016.

Four other states held primaries.

Democrats, meanwhile, could nominate state Rep. Jason Smith, a Joe Biden ally, to take on the Republican victor there. Jacque confirmed his concession in a phone call with CNN. In a highly unusual move for a president, he had tweeted an endorsement of Arrington on Tuesday afternoon when polls were still open in SC.

In North Dakota, GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer will face moderate Democratic Sen.

In Nevada, Democrats are set to nominate Rep. Jacky Rosen to take on Republican Sen.