Early results in South Carolina's 1st congressional district shows U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Charleston, trailing with 47 percent of the vote, versus 48 percent for state Rep. Katie Arrington, R-Dorchester. Sanford is also known for not being sufficiently supportive of President Donald Trump. Local, state and national Democrats have called on him to drop out of the race in the deep-red district and say they won't support him if he wins.
Corey Stewart, the bombastic conservative who built his public image on championing the Confederate flag and monuments like Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee statue and has appeared with white nationalists, won the Republican Senate nomination. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
In both parties, a dominant theme was the continued emergence of female candidates.
Elsewhere, voters made their picks for key November elections for Senate, House and governor in Virginia, Maine, Nevada and North Dakota, on a day with considerably less drama and lower stakes than primaries in recent weeks.
Also on Tuesday, House Republican leaders averted a rebellion by moderates seeking to end-run Speaker Paul Ryan and force votes on legislation opposed by Trump that would give young undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.
With 98-percent of precincts reporting, Arrington led the race by about 2,500 votes - enough to avoid a runoff and secure the Republican nomination. The president's broadside marked the first time he targeted a congressional Republican incumbent in the midterms.
Trump - flying back from Singapore on Air Force One - attacked Mark Sanford, a South Carolina Republican, urging voters to support his rival. McMaster became governor when Trump tapped Nikki Haley to be his U.N. Ambassador.
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Then he delivered a scathing rebuke of Sanford's personal life, writing: "He is better off in Argentina". "Congrats to Katie Arrington!" the president wrote. The president made reference to a scandal that engulfed Sanford in 2009.
When Sanford was governor of SC it was revealed he was having an extra marital affair when he claimed he was hiking the Appalachian Trail but was actually in Argentina with his lover, María Belén Chapur.
In his tweet, Trump said: "Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA". Roby was forced into a July runoff with a fellow Republican who attacked her for abandoning Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. "He is better off in Argentina".
Sanford, who was elected to the House of Representatives in 2013, was most recently polling at a statistical tie with his challenger, state Rep. Katie Arrington.
President Trump tweeted his endorsement of Katie Arrington roughly three hours before polls closed in SC.
"I am grateful for the President's support", Arrington said. "I'm for ideas that I've long stood for in my entirety of my time in office, '" he said. Jennifer Wexton. Wexton beat a wide field of five other candidates to take almost 42 percent of the vote Tuesday night. Vying to defeat her in November are four Democrats who are facing off Tuesday - state Sen.
The second-term House member's district leans Republican, though Democrat Hillary Clinton received more votes there than Trump did in 2016.