Virginia battle highlights U.S. Congress primary elections in 5 states

  • Virginia battle highlights U.S. Congress primary elections in 5 states

Virginia battle highlights U.S. Congress primary elections in 5 states

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. Trump urged South Carolinians to vote for McMaster and Arrington hours before polls closed.

Sanford addressed Trump's tweet Tuesday night, saying it's "fairly unusual" for a president to weigh in as Trump did and saying he's "neither for nor against Trump", but instead bases his decisions and comments on his political values.

By contrast, Trump said that Sanford "has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to [Make America Great Again]".

"And unlike you", he tweeted at Trump, "Mark has shown humility in his role and a desire to be a better man than he was the day before".

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

Sanford secretly traveled to Argentina to see his mistress in 2009, while famously claiming to be hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

With his late entry into the race, Trump let Sanford know that has not gone unnoticed. On Tuesday, Virginia GOP primary voters ended up nominating a former Trump official who has defended Confederate symbols, Corey Stewart, to challenge Kaine. State Sen. Jennifer Wexton is the establishment preference, but veteran Dan Helmer's viral ads - one of which compares the threat Trump poses to Osama bin Laden - have gained some national attention. Tim Kaine in the fall.

Four other states voted Tuesday, including several races that will be key to determining which party controls the House of Representatives next year. "I think a tweet at the eleventh hour is not going to decide a race one way or another". "And he has Stewart voters to thank for it". The second-term House member's district leans Republican, though Democrat Hillary Clinton received more votes there than Trump did in 2016. Both Horsford and Hardy want their old job back; both won their primaries Tuesday, setting up a rematch in one of the swingy-est districts in the nation. "That's why we elected Trump".

SC is an open primary state, meaning voters do not need to register with a political party to vote in that party's primary election. Jacque confirmed his concession in a phone call with CNN.

The big race in ME in November will be for governor, where Democrats see an opportunity to flip a Republican seat held by outgoing Gov. Paul LePage.

The victor of the Democratic race is expected to face Republican state Attorney General Adam Laxalt in November.

Two low-key primaries went exactly as expected Tuesday.

North Dakota Republicans chose Rep. Kevin Cramer to challenge vulnerable Democratic Sen. One is Sen Heidi Heitkamp's seat in North Dakota.

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.

It is fitting, perhaps, that the Republican Party's turn towards Trump's economic nationalism has coincided with Johnson departing the party to become a Libertarian and Sanford being tossed from its ranks.

Election nights are long - no matter what.