Trump targets this SC candidate with a primary day tweet

Trump targets this SC candidate with a primary day tweet

With 16 percent of the vote in for South Carolina's 1st District, both incumbent Mark Sanford and challenger Katie Arrington remain almost tied, with the AP giving both candidates 48 percent.

There are also primaries in some of South Carolina's seven congressional districts.

The Post and Courier reports Sanford has conceded the race.

But while Trump remains very popular in the state, McMaster has been shadowed by a corruption probe involving a longtime political consultant.

In South Carolina, Republican Gov. Henry McMaster - an early and vocal supporter of Trump who replaced former Gov. Nikki Haley - faces challenges from Haley administration veteran Catherine Templeton, businessman John Warren and others.

McMaster, the former lieutenant governor, assumed the governorship a year ago after Nikki Haley resigned to become US ambassador to the United Nations.

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.

Sanford, a former SC governor who has served in the House since 2013, was defeated on Tuesday by Arrington in a primary contest that was widely seen as a referendum on his criticism of Trump.

Though he waited until a few hours before the polls closed to issue his endorsements, President Trump was a big victor in Tuesday's primary races.

Trump targets this SC candidate with a primary day tweet

"He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump tweeted, adding, "He is better off in Argentina".

That was not enough for Trump, who also mocked Sanford with a reference to a 2009 scandal when the then governor disappeared for days before surfacing to say he was "hiking the Appalachian Trail".

Sanford apologized, though the episode ended with his wife divorcing him. Meanwhile, Trump - who was captured on a 2005 tape bragging about groping women - has also been accused of sexually inappropriate advances by women, all of which he has denied.

AP also projects Charleston attorney Joe Cunningham will be the Democratic nominee in the 1st District.

In Democratic primaries - particularly three key House races in Virginia - the theme of this spring's primaries continued: Female candidates are winning at unprecedented rates and often by large margins. She had the endorsement of Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam. He's one of the most principled, consistent, and conservative members of Congress I've ever known.

She said she fully supported Trump once he had the nomination.

On Tuesday, three women - Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton - won Democratic primaries. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, she had 50.6 percent of the vote to Sanford's 46.5 percent. But Trump was definitely a factor in making Sanford the second House Republican in 2018 to lose a primary. On Tuesday, advocates of ranked-choice voting put the question back on the ballot after Republicans in the state legislature repealed the ranked-choice method voters approved in 2016.

"They keep running Alabama candidates and Alabama campaigns, and they've just quit communicating with the northern Virginia suburbs", former GOP Rep. Tom Davis told CNN when asked about Virginia Republicans' struggles in recent elections.

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