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Republican critic of Trump loses re-election in South Carolina primary

Mark Sanford, who Trump opposed, is defeated while Corey Steward, described as ‘a cruder imitation’ of the president, wins nomination in VirginiaDonald Trump’s kingmaking role in the Republican Party has been reinforced by the results of primary elections on Tuesday. Mark Sanford, an arch conservative critic of Trump, lost his bid for re-election in his coastal South Carolina district after the President attacked him on Twitter while Corey Stewart, an ardent Trump supporter who campaigned to protect Confederate monuments and praised a white nationalist, won the Republican Senate primary in...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 13 June