The results of Tuesday’s election primaries just positioned up the GOP to take back the House this November. The results from Texas, Nevada, and South Carolina’s primaries produced mixed results for some high-profile candidates who had earned former President Trump’s praise or ire.
Tom Rice- South Carolina
South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice enraged Trump when he voted to impeach the further president following the Jan. 6th Capitol riot. The vote prompted Trump to pledge to support candidates focused on ousting the lawmakers who voted to impeach him. Tuesday night Tom Rice lost the GOP primary to Russell Fry.
What an honor. What a win.
I’m exhausted in every single way but we put it all on the field. The fight continues to November, and then after that we take this country back! #AmericaFirst
— Rep. Russell Fry (@RussellFrySC) June 15, 2022
Nancy Mace- South Carolina
House Republican Nancy Mace didn’t vote to impeach the former president but she still was able to earn his ire. However, despite Trump’s attacks against her Rep. Mace managed to fend off Trump-endorsed challenger Katie Arrington and walk away from Tuesday’s primary victorious.
Mayra Flores- Texas
A major shakeup happened in the Lone Star State on Tuesday. In a special election, Republican Mayra Flores beat Democrat Dan Sanchez, flipping a seat held by Democrats for more than 150 years.
Flores is now “the first GOP candidate to represent that area of the Rio Grande Valley since 1870,” the Houston Chronicle reported, adding that she is now “the first congresswoman born in Mexico.”
Adam Laxalt- Nevada
Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt on Tuesday won the GOP primary and will face incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D) for U.S. Senate.
“Together we have taken an important step tonight,” Laxalt said in a primary victory speech in Reno, Nevada, according to The Associated Press. “An important step in taking our country back, an important step in taking our great state of Nevada.”