Trump helps take down Mark Sanford

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Hours before polls closed in the South Carolina House District 1 Republican primary, Trump made a last-ditch effort to tank Sanford's campaign, who had spoken out against the president.

Katie Arrington, a staunch supporter of President Trump, has won South Carolina's Republican primaries in a historic defeat against the incumbent, and frequent Trump critic, Mark Sanford.

Trump ally Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., offered advice to fellow GOP lawmakers: Say something nice to the president before you bring him your complaints.

While Sanford had already expressed reservations at his chances of winning, Trump's tweet appeared to be the nail in his coffin. It was also a good night for women running on campaigns opposed to Mr. Trump, in a cycle that has more female candidates than ever before.

Trump himself tweeted an attack against Sanford late in the day, and endorsed Arrington in the 11th hour. Tim Kaine a "total stiff", saying he's "weak on crime and borders, and wants to raise your taxes through the roof". "I strongly endorse Adam Laxalt for Governor of Nevada", he tweeted.

Two low-key primaries went exactly as expected Tuesday. She has not called for a single-payer, government-run health insurance system, as some Democratic House primary winners in California, Nebraska and Pennsylvania have. In Virginia, Democrats nominated women in six of the seven U.S. House districts now in Republican hands, including four that will figure prominently in this fall's broader battle for control of the House. Jennifer Wexton, former Obama administration staffers Alison Kiehl and Lindsey Davis Stover, and veteran Dan Helmer.

On Wednesday morning as he was about to touch down at Joint Base Andrews near Washington, Trump acknowledged that his political advisers had pressed him to stay out of the SC primary, "thinking that Sanford would easily win".

In Nevada, the parties will choose their nominees in two competitive open seats.

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Both parties also faced competitive, pricey primaries for governor. 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.

In a state represented by moderate Republican Sen.

That's in part due to Virginia's changing demographics, particularly the northern part of the state becoming more dense, more diverse and more progressive. They likely will be replaced with Trump loyalists as the Republican candidates in their states on the November ballot.

State legislator Kelly Armstrong won the GOP nomination for Cramer's House seat and will be favored in November.

Republican primary senatorial candidate Corey Stewart, right, gestures as state Delegate Nick Freitas listens during a debate at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

In most states voting Tuesday night, the governor races will get the most local attention. If he fails to top 50%, it would catapult him into a one-on-one runoff.

During his victory speech over rival Toby Smith, Cunningham said that if elected, he would fight for Lowcountry residents regardless of party, income level, or sexual orientation.

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