Report: Madison Cawthorn Loses Despite Trump’s Endorsement

Report: Madison Cawthorn Loses Despite Trump’s Endorsement

Controversial freshman Republican Rep. (R-N.C.) has lost his primary election to state Sen. Chuck Edwards.

Many of the top Republicans in the state had endorsed Edwards.

Cawthorn’s numerous scandals appear to have played a major factor in his defeat, as has his vacant district office. A crucial component of being an elected official is advocating for your constituents, which, it appears, a majority of tonight’s voters in ’s 11th District feel the 26-year-old didn’t do.

Edwards only beat Cawthorn in three of the district’s 15 counties. However, they are the district’s most populous and happen to be the counties making up Edwards’ state senate district.

The state senator led Cawthorn throughout the night, though his lead narrowed to less than 2,000 votes as Cawthorn performed best with the Election Day vote. However, Cawthorn never did well enough to overtake Edwards’ early lead.

Cawthorn’s defeat comes despite former President ’s endorsement and last-minute reiteration of his support. In a post from the weekend on Truth Social, Trump said this of the first-term congressman:

On the other side of the aisle, Democrats nominated Jasmine Beach-Ferrara as their candidate in North Carolina’s 11th District. The Cook Political Report rates the race as “Solid Republican.”

The seat has a Partisan Voter Index (PVI) of R+9.

Primaries are underway in five states tonight: North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Idaho and Oregon. American Liberty News will have a full recap of the results Wednesday morning.

Thus far, progressive Democrat Charles Booker has won his party’s nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Sen. Rand Paul. In Pennsylvania, state Sen. Doug Mastriano won the Republican governor primary. Mastriano has controversially made rehashing the results of the 2020 presidential election his primary selling point. His win has divided Pennsylvania Republicans while uniting Democrats. Consequently, the Cook Political Report has moved the governor’s race from its Toss-Up category to Lean Democrat. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won Pennsylvania’s Democratic Senate primary. Observers expect the GOP primary for the seat will go down to the wire.

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