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Primaries: Trump-backed Republican defeats Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina; women roar: WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican who represents South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, found out Tuesday that losing the support of the president is lethal in a GOP primary.

Sanford, a conservative who has frequently criticized the president, faced a primary challenge from state Rep. Katie Arrington, who campaigned as a Trump ally. Less than three hours before polls closed Tuesday, Arrington was rewarded for her loyalty with a tweeted endorsement from the president, who said Sanford was “very unhelpful” and “nothing but trouble.”

And then late Wednesday, the result became official: Arrington, who works for a defense contractor, will face Democrat Joe Cunningham in the fall, according to The Associated Press.

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Primaries: Trump-backed Republican defeats Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina; women roar: WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican who represents South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, found out Tuesday that losing the support of the president is lethal in a GOP primary.Sanford, a conservative who has frequently criticized the president, faced a primary challenge from state Rep. Katie Arrington, who campaigned as a Trump ally. Less than three hours before polls closed Tuesday, Arrington was rewarded for her loyalty with a tweeted endorsement from the president, who said Sanford was “very unhelpful” and “nothing but trouble.”Primaries: Trump-backed Republican defeats Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina; women roar: WASHINGTON —Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican who represents South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, found out Tuesday that losing the support of the president is lethal in a GOP primary.Sanford, a conservative who has frequently criticized the president, faced a primary challenge from state Rep. Katie Arrington, who campaigned as a Trump ally. Less than three hours before polls closed Tuesday, Arrington was rewarded for her loyalty with a tweeted endorsement from the president, who said Sanford was “very unhelpful” and “nothing but trouble.”