On Tuesday, four states held primaries and the Republican focus was on South carolina and Nevada that featured Trump endorsed candidates versus moderate or NeverTrumper candidates and it was another win for the president. The biggest win was Katie Arrington who defeated Mark Sanford. Sanford says he doesn’t mind losing the election because of his opposition to President Trump. I don’t mind him losing either since he represented my district in congress.
Here in my district of South Carolina, Katie Arrington took on Mark Sanford, a candidate who had never lost an election and a NeverTrumper. He not only lost but Arrington took over 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff, making her the new representative in a huge Republican district. Congratulations Katie.
Trump endorsed Henry Mcmaster won the Republican primary but failed to get 50% of the vote because of the five candidates running, but he beat his closest riveal, Warren by over 53,000 votes and is a cinch to win the runoff.
In Nevada, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt defeated seven other candidates to win the nomination for governor. Laxalt, who was endorsed by Trump took 68% of the vote and his nearest competitor took only 10% of the vote.
In the Third Congressional District, Danny Tarkanian won the Republican primary after being endorsed by President Trump. This district could be a key in Republicans keeping control of the House.
Also in Nevada , Republican Cresent Hardy won the nomination and will face Steven Horsford , whom he has beaten before. This would be a pick up for Republicans if he wins.
There was an interesting result in the Democratic primary for the Senate seat held by Republican Dean Heller. Jacky Rosen won as expected over 5 other candidates but the runner up was none of these cadidates with over 10,000 votes. That can’t be good for Rosen.