Even for a political figure with no shortage of confidence wading into his own party's decision-making, Trump's attack on Sanford was a bold case of going after a sitting member of Congress.
The South Carolina race for governor also featured a Trump loyalist, Gov. Henry McMaster, but he was unable to avoid a runoff.
Democratic primary victor Mary Geren of Anderson will face American Party's Dave Moore of Salem and incumbent Republican Jeff Duncan in the general election.
The Argentina thing is a reference to the affair Sanford carried out while governor in 2009, when he went missing for about a week and was discovered to be spending time in Argentina with a woman who wasn't his wife.
Trump went further, stoking the controversy that disgraced Sanford and cost him his marriage.More news: Amazon steps up Prime rollout at Whole Foods
Polls are open 6 a.m.to 7 p.m., and voters must bring a photo ID. As lieutenant governor, McMaster was the nation's first statewide elected official to back Trump ahead of South Carolina's early presidential primary. Nikki Haley as his U.N. Ambassador, allowing McMaster to ascend to the state's top job.
"I never thought we'd have the epitome of the abuse of power at the White House", she said, citing the legal debate around whether Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution by receiving payments to his businesses from foreign countries and governments.
"He is MIA and nothing but trouble", Trump tweeted.
One of the hottest races is for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Kaine.
As a candidate for governor in 2017, Stewart spoke out against removing Confederate monuments, including the Robert E. Lee statue that prompted a deadly protest in Charlottesville previous year. Stewart won with almost 45 percent of the vote to Freitas' 43 percent.
The field includes top Republicans in the state legislature, Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason and House Minority Leader Kenneth Fredette; LePage's former state health agency chief, Mary Mayhew; and businessman Shawn Moody, who's trying to claim the outsider mantle.More news: Judge blocks pizza guy’s deportation after army base delivery
Voters head to the polls for Tuesday's primary to decide which candidates will face off for congressional and Senate seats in November. Armstrong's closest opponent was actually state Sen.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a Swampscott resident, is facing a primary challenge in his bid for a second term from Scott Lively, a far-right pastor from Springfield. Their race will be one of the most competitive of the 2018 cycle.
There are also primaries in some of South Carolina's seven congressional districts. Democrat Jennifer Wexton has beat out five other candidates and will be challenging Comstock during November's general election.
Wisconsin Democrats have flipped a GOP stronghold to capture a state legislative district that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in 2016, as Democrats touted a surging "blue wave" that Republicans mocked as a "blue trickle".
Not long. The districts are up for election again in November, so both the winners and the losers will have to stay in election mode.
Dean Heller in what promises to be one of the most important races for the U.S. Senate. Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak won the Democratic nomination, running as a centrist along with the backing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's considerable political machine. As The New York Times recently pointed out, women running for governor haven't gotten the same boost as female federal candidates this year.More news: Beyond Good & Evil 2 teases Jade as the villain
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills could make a breakthrough for women in her state's governor's race, but the outcome may not be clear immediately. ME on Tuesday debuted its statewide ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to rank candidates first to last on their ballot. While many nominees will be determined June 12, some districts will use a different method of nomination. He faces several more progressive challengers in the primary, and if one of them wins, it could endanger Democratic control of the seat.