Trump Makes Last-Minute Endorsement Against Mark Sanford

Trump Makes Last-Minute Endorsement Against Mark Sanford

Trump Makes Last-Minute Endorsement Against Mark Sanford

Two Republican statewide officeholders, Attorney General Alan Wilson and Secretary of State Mark Hammond, also face primary challengers.

Republicans in Virginia are picking between Corey Stewart, who has built his public profile on defending Confederate monuments, state delegate Nick Freitas, the favorite of the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity and a Rand Paul ally, and minister E.W. Jackson, who has taken a series of hardline conservative positions on social issues. Formerly a safe Republican district, the 7th made national news in 2014 when Brat ousted Rep. Eric Cantor, then the house majority leader, in a shocking primary.

President Donald Trump publicly endorsed Katie Arrington, a South Carolina Republican running for Congress, on Tuesday afternoon.

"Any one of these charges would be enough for impeachment and the president should have to answer for them in front of the Senate", he said. It lets voters rank candidates by preference rather than choosing just one.

Nevada's governorship is also up for grabs, with current Gov. Brian Sandoval, a moderate Republican, leaving thanks to term limits.

The state's tilt toward Democrats in recent years gives the party reason for some optimism.

South Carolina, Nevada, North Dakota and ME also will choose candidates for the November 6 races that could help determine control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including two of the most competitive Senate races.

This week's principal focus is on Virginia, a state trending increasingly blue where Republicans hold a number of vulnerable House seats.

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Tuesday's elections in ME are notable not so much because of who's running but because of how the election itself will unfold.

To find out how to register to vote or to check your registration status, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website. "The older people are ruling the country because the young people don't vote", said Mr. Berumen, a fast-food worker who recently moved here from California.

The Democratic candidates have a challenge getting voters to remember their names.

One of the Democrats, Dan Helmer, an Army veteran and Rhodes Scholar recruited to run for Congress by the bipartisan leadership organization New Politics, grabbed headlines for a television ad comparing Trump to Osama bin Laden. Kaine is up for reelection this year, in a race that will test the left's enthusiasm for moderate Democrats. The message being put out: Don't let Democrats take over the Carson City statehouse and turn Nevada into another California, strategists say. "We have had it with career politicians".

While en route back from the summit with North Korea in Singapore, Trump took to Twitter to endorse SC state Rep. Katie Arrington (R) in Tuesday's primary against Sanford, before saying he'd be "better off in Argentina", a snide reference to Sanford's affair with an Argentinian woman that drove him from the governor's office after his staff falsely claimed he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.

"We've got to not only be a strong check on this president but we also have to make sure that our government works to provide opportunities for all of our families", she said. "I look forward to working together with him to drain the swamp and continue making America great again".

Kaine, who ran as Hillary Clinton's vice presidential candidate in 2016, has held the seat since 2013. As voters head into the polls, six Democrats are still competing.

"I'm prepared to make that vote but I'm not prepared to make a vote on something I haven't read", she said.

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