Trump a fac­tor in S.C. races

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - Obituaries/from The Front Page -

A bell­wether Vir­ginia con­gres­sional district prom­ises to be among the most watched races na­tion­ally in pri­mary elec­tions in nearly ev­ery re­gion of the coun­try.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump also will be a fac­tor, no­tably in two Repub­li­can pri­maries in South Carolina. Trump is weigh­ing in for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an early sup­porter of the pres­i­dent’s 2016 cam­paign, and against Repub­li­can Rep. Mark San­ford, an out­spo­ken critic of the pres­i­dent who is fac­ing a Trump devo­tee in South Carolina’s 1st District.

Elec­tions are also sched­uled in Maine, Nevada and North Dakota. To­gether, they raise to 21 the num­ber of states hav­ing held their 2018 pri­mary elec­tions so far.

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