5 states vote in another round of closely watched primaries

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While none of South Carolina's House seats are expected to be competitive in November, incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford is facing a hard Republican primary on Tuesday against state Rep. Katie Arrington.

Arrington represents district 94 in the SC state house and lives in Summerville.

He told reporters on Air Force One he trusts Kim, even though he on Tuesday left open the possibility that he had misread his North Korean counterpart. Alabama Rep. Martha Roby was forced into a runoff.

And in the 3rd District, philanthropist Susie Lee is favored in the Democratic primary, while Republicans could choose Danny Tarkanian, the son of the legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, who dropped his Senate bid at the urging of Trump.

Sanford's seat is likely to remain in Republican hands no matter the victor of Tuesday's primary.

Stewart campaigned heavily on preserving Virginia's Confederate monuments and is an immigrant hard-liner who boasts of the number of immigrants in the country illegally who have been deported from his county.

In North Dakota, Republican Representative Kevin Cramer easily won the nomination to challenge Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

Democratic State Sen. Jennifer Wexton was the clear victor in a six-way primary in a northern Virginia district considered key to the House battleground map this fall, and will challenge Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock.

Nevada and North Dakota are home to two of the most pivotal Senate races this year.

Some Republicans rushed to Sanford's defence after Trump's bruising intervention.

But Arrington has hammered Sanford for his criticism of President Donald Trump, and she enough GOP voters in the district may agree with her.

Stewart said he plans to campaign in a Trump-like way that appeals to blue collar voters across the political spectrum.

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Trump himself tweeted an attack against Sanford late in the day, and endorsed Arrington in the 11th hour. VOTE Katie!,' he wrote.

As governor in 2009, Sanford famously disclosed that he had been carrying on an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina.

"Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA". He is better of in Argentina.

Arrington has 52 percent of the vote in the GOP primary in the state's 1st congressional district, leading incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford who has just 45 percent, according to the Associated Press. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes.

President Donald Trump roared back into Washington Wednesday morning in fitting fashion: with a tweetstorm mocking GOP Rep. "I'm for ideas that I've long stood for in my entirety of my time in office, '" he said. But I'm guessing that the endorsement put Arrington over the top.

State and national Republicans admitted there's virtually no chance Stewart will defeat Democratic Sen.

Besides that district, considered key to the House battleground map this fall, Democrats in two other Virginia districts they hope to retake nominated women, including Abigail Spanberger in the 7th District and Elaine Luria in Virginia's 2nd District.

Sanford previously represented the coastal district from 1995 to 2001. "That's what our entire political system is based on, is the fact that we can have dissent".

The two primaries were sleepy Tuesday, but will be among the nation's most important battlegrounds in November. She has served in the Statehouse since 2016. Both are seeking re-election after having won in 2012 by just one percentage point.

If Democrats have any shot of winning control of the Senate, they'll need to successfully defend Sen.

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