June 8, 2016

LIKE THELMA ENDORSING LOUISE:

Donald Trump's bad week just got worse: His first endorsed candidate got destroyed (Amber Phillips June 7, 2016, Washington Post)

On Saturday, Donald Trump tried something different and endorsed his first congressional primary candidate: GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers (N.C.). Ellmers was facing off with conservative and tea party groups who endorsed her opponent, a fellow Republican incumbent, when Trump decided to intervene.

While Trump spent the last few days dealing with a party deeply critical of his "racist" (Paul Ryan's words) comments about a "Mexican" ( Trump's words) judge, Ellmers bragged about Trump's endorsement and hoped it would spur some late enthusiasm for her campaign.

It didn't. On Tuesday evening, Ellmers became the first Republican congressional incumbent to lose a primary in 2016. (The first congressional incumbent to lose was a Pennsylvania Democrat who is under indictment.) And she not only lost; she got blown out by Rep. George Holding. She trails by about 30 points with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

Posted by at June 8, 2016 3:40 PM

  

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