Trump congratulates Sanford challenger for win

Runoff for SC GOP gubernatorial race; Rep. Smith wins Dem primary

Gov. Henry McMaster headed to runoff, Rep. James Smith wins nomination from Democrats, big

Here are the night's winners and losers. Trump hit Sanford for the affair, too.

President Trump's reference to Argentina was a dig at Sanford's 2009 affair scandal during the time he was governor of SC, when he disappeared for several days on a secret trip to Buenos Aires to visit his mistress.

What's more, the tweets contradict Trump's own comments during a Tuesday news conference in Singapore, during which he acknowledged inking a final deal is months and several rounds of negotiations away - which he described as an "arduous" process. "I mean it's nearly becoming a cultish thing", Senator Bob Corker, a retiring Tennessee Republican, told reporters Wednesday, a day after lambasting other GOP lawmakers on the floor of the Senate for being too afraid of Trump to rein in his authority to impose tariffs.

He said he does not regret being critical of Trump. Alabama's Martha Roby was forced to a runoff. "Is it just about electing all women even if they're hyper Trump supporters". Twice, they said yes. Amodei has been in office since 2011 and represents a conservative northern Nevada district.Voters on Tuesday were also deciding inter-party races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general. Voters approved it again.

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.

Female candidates: By now, a trend is firmly established. Together, they raise to 21 the number of states having held their 2018 primary elections so far.

Though the race had not been officially called by AP or major networks, Arrington was maintaining a 51 to 46 percent lead with 86 percent of precincts reporting.

Both parties also faced competitive, pricey primaries for governor.

On the Democratic side, one-term Rep. Jacky Rosen was projected as the victor over five long-shot candidates.

There are three candidates, including Sanford, in the Republican primary.

Smith has served in the state Legislature for 22 years. Trump won the district in 2016 by a margin of 53% to 40%.

The toughest choice for Democrats was a close battle between Clark County Commission colleagues Steve Sisolak and Christina Giunchigliani - each hoping to be Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades.

Of course the 47-year-old businesswoman didn't need Trump's eleventh hour support to dispatch the heavily favored incumbent - who lost an election for the first time in his 24-year political career.

Earlier in the day, Trump frenemy Sen.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was driven into retirement. Establishment Republicans in Virginia are already voicing concern that Stewart will be their representative in the Senate race.

Corey Stewart, a combative conservative Republican and immigration hard-liner who almost upset Ed Gillespie for the party's gubernatorial nomination previous year, won the right to face Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, the 2016 vice presidential candidate, in November's U.S. Senate election. What the GOP voters did last night may have been a move to trade in a scandal-plagued incumbent in favor of someone who will bring less baggage into the November election. In a state that's rapidly trending blue, that's arguably not the direction Senate Republicans want to go.

A second incumbent Republican congressman has lost his seat in a primary featuring intense divisions among the GOP in the Trump era.

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