Voters in a handful of major states on Tuesday again rejected the establishment Never Trump wing of the GOP and backed “Make America Great Again” economic nationalist candidates in a sweep for the MAGA movement at the polls nationwide.
Sanford later made a political comeback, winning back his old House seat in South Carolina’s first congressional district by defeating late night comedian Stephen Colbert’s sister in a hotly contested general election.
He went on to be a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and a leading critic of President Trump from the Never Trump wing of the GOP, before losing to Arrington on Tuesday.
In Virginia, Trump supporter Corey Stewart won the U.S. Senate nomination–defeating the pro-amnesty Koch Brothers-backed Nick Freitas in the primary.
Tarkanian is one of the only Republicans in Nevada who was on the ballot in 2016 for a national race who stuck with President Trump and did not abandon him when House Speaker Paul Ryan did abandon the president and encouraged other members to do so as well.