How Trump's Endorsements Fared in Tuesday's Primaries
Tuesday was 2022 primary day in several states, bringing some new insight into what to expect going into the 2022 midterm elections in November. Former President Donald Trump saw his endorsements put to the test with mixed results.
In South Carolina, Trump-backed state Rep. Russell Fry beat Rep. Tom Rice; Rice was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in January 2021. This was the first defeat this election cycle for a pro-impeachment Republican, and many left-rated outlets described Tom Rice's loss as Trump's "impeachment revenge." It was a different story in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, where Trump-backed former state Rep. Katie Arrington lost the primary to Rep. Nancy Mace.
In Texas, Democrats were put on alert with Republican Mayra Flores's win in the special election for the 34th Congressional District, a long-time Democratic stronghold. Flores will serve for six months before the November general election.
News sources across the spectrum focused on the performance of Trump's endorsements. Many, especially on the right but also the left and center, framed Flores's win as a bad sign for Democrats in their efforts to maintain control of Congress. The contests played out days after the January 6 committee held public hearings blaming Trump for the Capitol riot and laying out how some in Trump's inner circle advised him to wait to call the 2020 race.
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From the RightTrump goes 1-1 in South Carolina primaries as Rice loses, Mace wins
Rep. Tom Rice’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump ultimately cost him his seat in South Carolina’s deep-red 7th Congressional District.
The conservative record that Mr. Rice, a Republican, compiled over his five terms in Congress was not enough to beat his Trump-backed challenger, state Rep. Russell Fry, who won the seven-candidate primary race.
It was a different story in the more moderate 1st Congressional District where Rep. Nancy Mace defeated Mr. Trump’s preferred pick, former South Carolina state Rep. Katie Arrington, who fully embraced his stolen election claims.
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From the CenterFive takeaways from races in Nevada, South Carolina and Texas
Voters from different sides of the country headed to the polls on Tuesday evening, lending some new insight into what to expect going into the general election in November.
Former President Trump saw his endorsement put to the test in two key races in South Carolina, while Republicans saw victory in a South Texas congressional district that could bode well for their strategy in the region.
Meanwhile, progressives saw yet another defeat, this time in Nevada.
Here are five takeaways from the June 14 primaries.
Trump’s endorsement record takes another...
From the LeftTrump gets impeachment revenge on Tom Rice in South Carolina — but Nancy Mace prevails
Rep. Tom Rice, targeted by former President Donald Trump for voting to impeach him after the Capitol riot, was defeated by a Trump-backed challenger in South Carolina Tuesday night while Rep. Nancy Mace, who also incurred Trump's ire for criticizing him over Jan. 6, prevailed, NBC News projects.
Rice’s primary defeat in the state’s 7th Congressional District at the hands of state Rep. Russell Fry marks the first time this election cycle that a pro-impeachment Republican has lost at the ballot box. Rice's loss also delivered Trump his first victory against an incumbent...
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