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A Trump-backed candidate defeated incumbent Representative Tom Rice—one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach the former president last year—in the Republican congressional primaries in South Carolina, while the state’s other Republican Rep. Nancy Mays broke up with Trump. , managed to ward off her primary rival in a night of mixed results for candidates backed by the former president.

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in the race called by Associated Press, Russell Fry – who was endorsed by Trump – was held Huge lead of 25 points On Rice, who voted for the January 6 riots and more recently to impeach Trump called him One would be “tyrant.”

Mays, who has blamed the former president for the January 6 riots, defeated Katie Arrington, the Trump-backed primary challenger.

In an effort to mend fences with Trump and his supporters, Mace told reporters She “would work with anyone willing to work with me.”

Responding to the result, Trump also struck a compromise tone, acknowledging that Arrington was always a “long shot” candidate and adding that he expected Mace to easily beat his Democratic rival in the mid-term. Washington Post informed of,

Republican Myra Flowers Defeated Democrat Dan Sanchez turned the seat red in the special election for the 34th Congressional District of Texas, resulting in the decimation of the Democratic Party’s already slim majority in the House.

Another Trump endorser, Adam Laxalt, Won The US Senate primaries in Nevada, setting up a major race that could determine control of the chamber against Democratic incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.

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