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ELECTION UPDATE: President Trump Goes 12-1 on Primary Endorsements This Week


President Trump endorsed 13 candidates in Tuesday’s primaries.

How did he perform?

Trump walked away with a 12-1 record after this week’s elections.

As Politico noted, President Trump heavily focused on two congressional races in South Carolina.

GOP Reps. Nancy Mace and Tom Rice both blamed Trump for his role in perpetuating the events of Jan. 6. After the riots, Mace called out the then-president, saying he needed to “get off Twitter” to communicate peace, while Rice voted with nine other House Republicans to impeach Trump (a group that does not include Mace). Then, Trump endorsed challengers against both of them in primaries this year.

While Mace survived against her primary challenger, defeating Trump-endorsed Katie Arrington, Rice lost to Trump-backed Russell Fry.

ELECTION UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, One of 10 House Republicans to Vote for Trump’s Impeachment, Ousted in Primary by Trump-Endorsed Russell Fry

The full list of Trump-endorsed candidates who won their Tuesday primaries includes:

South Carolina
  • Governor - Henry McMaster
  • Attorney General - Alan Wilson
  • Senate - Tim Scott
  • SC02 - Joe Wilson
  • SC03 - Jeff Duncan
  • SC04 - William Timmons
  • SC05 - Ralph Norman
  • SC07 - Russell Fry
North Dakota
  • Senate - John Hoeven
  • NDAL - Kelly Armstrong
  • Senate - Adam Laxalt
  • Governor - Joe Lombardo


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