Mark Sanford (R) lost his first election to Katie Arrington. Sanford is a noted critic of Trump whereas Arrington pledged an oath of loyalty to Trump.
His critiques of Trump have often focused on the President's style. After the shooting at congressional Republicans' baseball practice, Sanford on MSNBC said Trump is "partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed" in American politics. In 2017, Sanford told Politico that Trump had "fanned the flames of intolerance." He also called it "befuddling" that with Trump "facts don't matter."
Sanford addressed Trump's tweet Tuesday night, saying it's "fairly unusual" for a president to weigh in as Trump did and saying he's "neither for nor against Trump," but instead bases his decisions and comments on his political values.
"It may cost me an election in this case but I stand by every one of those decisions to disagree with the president," Sanford said.
Archie Parnell (D) won, even after he admitted to beating his wife.
In South Carolina, Archie Parnell won the Democratic primary in the 5th District despite admitting to domestic abuse in the 1970s. Local, state and national Democrats have called on him to drop out of the race in the deep-red district and said they wouldn't support him if he won.
And our Guv'na is headed to a runoff with a guy that is supported by Duck Dynasty (seriously )
Republican Gov. Henry McMaster -- an early and vocal supporter of Trump who replaced former Gov. Nikki Haley -- fell short of 50% and is headed to a June 26 runoff with the second-place finisher, businessman John Warren.
I liked Sanford - say what you want about his affair and running off to Argentina, the man has political values and won't bend them just to #MAGA.
I'm not a fan of Parnell and will vote against him. He tried running for the seat with Trump tapped Mulvaney for an admin position. There's something about Parnell that I didn't like then - now there's more.
McMaster is an ass who tries to interject religion too often into our politics. I hope he loses the runoff and in November.
How'd your state do?