Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season
More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump.
Takeaways: Big Trump win, election deniers advance in Nevada
But another high-profile GOP target of Trump in the state, Rep. Nancy Mace, held back a challenger. Trump backed former state Rep. Katie Arrington in the race, while Haley, a former South Carolina governor, effectively challenged Trump by campaigning with Mace. ELECTION DENIERS ADVANCE IN NEVADATwo Republican candidates who ardently pushed Trump's lies about voter fraud costing him the 2020 presidential election won nominations to top offices in Nevada on Tuesday. It's also more than enough to launch a Republican presidential campaign in 2024. He's also visited New Hampshire, another early-voting presidential state, and delivered a speech at the Reagan Presidential Library, another frequent stop for Republicans eyeing the White House.wftv.com
Election 2022 Takeaways: Big Trump win, Nev. Senate race set
Election 2022 South Carolina House South Carolina Rep. Russell Fry celebrates his win over U.S. Rep. Tom Rice for his congressional seat in the Republican primary, at the 8th Avenue Tiki Bar in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tuesday, June 14, 2022. But another high-profile GOP target of Trump in the state, Rep. Nancy Mace, managed to hold back a challenger. Meanwhile, in Nevada, Trump's pick, Adam Laxalt, won his U.S. Senate primary, defeating a populist candidate who is arguably more representative of the Trump base. Trump backed former state Rep. Katie Arrington in the race, while Haley, a former South Carolina governor, effectively challenged Trump by campaigning with Mace. One rare exception is Laxalt, who won Nevada's Republican Senate primary.wftv.com
Rice loses House seat after impeaching Trump; Mace holds on
He is the first of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to lose a reelection bid. U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina also angered Trump, but she sought to make amends and won her GOP primary over her own Trump-backed challenger. PRIMARY CHALLENGE IN NEVADA’S SAFEST GOP HOUSE SEATRep. Mark Amodei is facing a primary challenge from a perennial candidate with a famous last name. Bruce Poliquin represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District from 2015 to 2019 until losing to the current seat holder, Democratic Rep. Jared Golden. Golden’s victory over Poliquin was the first congressional election decided by ranked-choice voting in U.S. history.wftv.com
Takeaways: Trump notches win in S.C., 2024 ambitions surface
But another high-profile GOP target of Trump, Rep. Nancy Mace, managed to hold back a challenger. With polls still open in Nevada, a critical Senate race could give Trump another chance to add to his endorsement record. Even as Trump railed against both lawmakers, he chose to hold a rally in Rice's district earlier this year. As he campaigned for reelection to the Senate, Scott amassed a jaw-dropping $42 million. He spoke at the 2020 Republican National Convention and delivered the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s first joint congressional address.wftv.com
GOP's Rice loses House seat after voting to impeach Trump
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (Alex Brandon)CHARLESTON, S.C. — (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has been ousted from Congress in his Republican primary after voting to impeach Donald Trump over the Jan. 6 insurrection. He is the first of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump to lose a reelection bid. In Texas, a special primary election is being held to serve the remaining months of former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela's term. Bruce Poliquin represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District from 2015 to 2019 until losing to Democratic Rep. Jared Golden. Golden’s victory over Poliquin was the first congressional election decided by ranked-choice voting in U.S. history.wftv.com
Reps. Mace, Rice locked in tough races after defying Trump
In Texas, a special primary election is being held to serve the remaining months of former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela's term. PRIMARY CHALLENGE IN NEVADA’S SAFEST GOP HOUSE SEATRep. Mark Amodei is facing a primary challenge from a perennial candidate with a famous last name. Bruce Poliquin represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District from 2015 to 2019 until losing to Democratic Rep. Jared Golden. Golden’s victory over Poliquin was the first congressional election decided by ranked-choice voting in U.S. history. To get there, he must stave off a primary challenge from Liz Caruso, the first selectwoman of the tiny town of Caratunk.wftv.com
US Reps. Mace, Rice face GOP voters after defying Trump
In Texas, a special primary election is being held to serve the remaining months of former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela's term. Key congressional races to follow in Tuesday's primary elections in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Texas:CROSSING TRUMP: SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICANS FACE CHALLENGERSRep. Tom Rice, a five-term congressman, attracted a half-dozen GOP challengers after his vote to impeach Trump. PRIMARY CHALLENGE IN NEVADA’S SAFEST GOP HOUSE SEATRep. Mark Amodei is facing a primary challenge from a perennial candidate with a famous last name. Golden’s victory over Poliquin was the first congressional election decided by ranked-choice voting in U.S. history. To get there, he must stave off a primary challenge from Liz Caruso, the first selectwoman of the tiny town of Caratunk.wftv.com
Republican Rep. Tom Rice who voted for Trump's impeachment says the ex-president is 'purging' the GOP and trying to turn the party into a 'bunch of yes-men loyalists'
Rep. Tom Rice also told Politico that he has "a lot of respect" for former House Speaker Paul Ryan and thinks he would've voted to impeach Trump too.news.yahoo.com
Reps. Mace, Rice face hard GOP primaries after defying Trump
Reps. Nancy Mace and Tom Rice criticized Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection, with Rice among the 10 House Republicans who crossed party lines to vote to impeach him. In Texas, a special primary election is being held to serve the remaining months of former Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela's term. Key congressional races to follow in Tuesday's primary elections in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Texas:CROSSING TRUMP: SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICANS FACE CHALLENGERSRep. Tom Rice, a five-term congressman, attracted a half-dozen GOP challengers after his vote to impeach Trump. Bruce Poliquin represented Maine’s 2nd Congressional District from 2015 to 2019 until losing to Democratic Rep. Jared Golden. Golden’s victory over Poliquin was the first congressional election decided by ranked-choice voting in U.S. history.wftv.com
A Republican congressman who voted to impeach Trump and called him a 'would-be tyrant' says he might support the former president again 'if he apologized' for January 6
Facing a Trump-backed challenger, Rep. Tom Rice has the support of Paul Ryan, who said most Republicans "just didn't have the guts" to impeach Trump.news.yahoo.com
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan says 'a lot' of Republicans wanted to impeach Trump after January 6 but 'just didn't have the guts to do it'
The former top Republican made the remarks while campaigning for Tom Rice, one of 10 House Republicans that voted to impeach Trump after January 6.news.yahoo.com
Liz Cheney backs GOP colleague who called Trump a "would-be tyrant"
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said in a tweet Sunday that she agreed with a fellow Republican lawmaker who called former President Trump a "would-be tyrant."Driving the news: Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) issued a statement Saturday night after Trump held a rally in the state to support his candidates of choice, including a challenger to Rice, local news outlet WBTW reported.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.In addition to calling Trump a "would-be tyrant," Rice addenews.yahoo.com
‘Would-be tyrant’: Republican targeted by Trump at rally hits back
Tom Rice faces Trumpist challenger because of vote to impeach over the deadly Capitol attack Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a rally in Florence, South Carolina, on Saturday. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A Republican congressman attacked by Donald Trump at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday called the former president a “would-be tyrant”. Tom Rice voted to impeach Trump over the deadly Capitol attack and will face a Trump-endorsed challenger later this year. In a statement,news.yahoo.com
GOP congressman calls Trump 'a would-be tyrant'
Republican Rep. Tom Rice (S.C.) slammed former President Trump in a statement on Saturday following the former president's rally in South Carolina, calling him "a would-be tyrant."At the rally, Trump said Rice is a "disaster" and "total fool" and criticized the congressman for voting to impeach him following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Rice was one of 10 GOP House members to vote for impeachment at the time.Rice's primary opponent,...news.yahoo.com
Crossing Trump: 2 S.C. Republicans take different approaches
Election 2022 Trump Endorsements FILE - In this July 24, 2021, photo, former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. Trump remains the most popular figure with the GOP base as he considers another bid for the White House. The focus on Mace and Rice could intensify Saturday when Trump holds a rally in Florence, South Carolina, with their primary rivals. Mace, for instance, represents a red-leaning district anchored in Charleston and its booming suburbs, home to a mixture of moderate Republicans, Democrats and Trump loyalists. "I’ve had some people come to me and say, ‘I was disappointed in your vote,’" Rice said, noting that he feels a lot of voter animosity has waned over the past year.wftv.com
Crossing Trump: 2 SC Republicans take different approaches
Under pressure recently to prove her loyalty to Donald Trump, Rep. Nancy Mace traveled to New York and filmed a social media video outside Trump Tower reminding her South Carolina constituents that she was one of the former president's “earliest supporters." Facing similar scrutiny, Rep. Tom Rice has taken a different approach, quietly winding through rural stretches of his congressional district to remind voters of his work securing federal relief for frequent — often disastrous — flooding, and of his advocacy for agricultural improvements. Lifelong Republicans representing neighboring congressional districts in one of the most reliably GOP states in the U.S., Mace and Rice are unlikely players in the fierce debate over the future of their party.news.yahoo.com
In SC, Rep. Rice hopes impeachment vote doesn't eclipse 2022
“Even maybe some of them that didn’t like my vote, I think they’ll appreciate my honesty and my effectiveness, and I can win them back over. A day after his vote, Rice told AP "it hurts my heart" to have gone against the president, but he decided to back impeachment after seeing what he characterized as Trump's inaction during the riot. A dozen Republicans are seeking to challenge Rice in next summer's GOP primary, according to federal election filings. “For people to say that I’m not conservative because I voted to impeach Donald Trump, in fact that was a conservative vote,” Rice said. "And if that’s all they’ve got, that doesn’t seem like much — one vote, in 10 years.”___Meg Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP.wftv.com
WWII veteran skydives on California beach to celebrate 100th birthday
Centennial skydive Tom Rice celebrated his 100th birthday by parachuting out of a plane at 7,500 feet. ( Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images)CORONADO, Calif. — Many people celebrate their 100th birthday with cake, surrounded by family and friends in a nice, comfortable setting. >> Read more trending newsTom Rice celebrated his centennial by parachuting out of a C-47 plane over a Southern California beach, KGTV reported. “That was a lot of fun.”Happy Birthday Tom! “I tried to get out of the harness and couldn’t do it so I opened up my double zipper here and took out my Swiss blade knife and started cutting through,” Rice told KGTV.wftv.com
Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., pose after signing the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill during an enrollment ceremony on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Washington. Ad“Help is here,” Biden tweeted moments after the roll call, which ended with applause from Democratic lawmakers. The measure addresses Democrats’ campaign promises and Biden’s top initial priority of easing a one-two punch that first hit the country a year ago. According to a CNN poll released Wednesday, the relief bill is backed by 61% of Americans, including nearly all Democrats, 58% of independents and 26% of Republicans. On the relief bill, progressives had to swallow big concessions to solidify moderate support.
Nebraska Sen. Sasse bets political future on opposing Trump
The 63-year-old auto mechanic praises Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse for condemning former President Donald Trump's actions before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. AdSasse's criticism of Trump is angering plenty of activists in deeply Republican Nebraska. He is, in effect, betting there's a political future in trying to fight for the comeback of the establishment Republican party. Limited government.”Even in Nebraska, Sasse has some reason to think there's a market for what he's selling. Meanwhile, 7% of Republicans voted for Biden, while 3% of Republicans voted for Sasse's challenger, Democrat Chris Janicek.
South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Rice for impeachment vote
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, taken from video, Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. (House Television via AP, File)COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Republicans on Saturday issued a formal censure to U.S. Rep. Tom Rice to show disapproval over his vote in support of the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump. AdIn his only primary since first elected in 2012, Rice won with 84% of the vote. Rice told the AP he knew he’d likely face a difficult primary and that the impeachment vote could potentially cost him his seat. These people did not vote for you to vote your conscience; these people voted for you to support us and our district and the president."
In fight over GOP, state parties stand as firewall for Trump
Former Scott County Republican Party chairman Dave Millage at his home, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Bettendorf, Iowa. In swing states and GOP bastions, state and local Republican committees are stocked with Trump supporters who remain loyal. The Arizona state party Saturday reelected its controversial Trump loyalist chairwoman, Kelli Ward and censured Trump critics Cindy McCain, former Sen. Jeff Flake and even Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican Trump supporter who offended the party leadership by certifying Trump's loss in the state. In Pennsylvania, another state Trump lost, nearly 10,000 voters registered as Republicans had dropped their GOP affiliation as of Monday, according to state data.
House Republicans face some backlash over vote to impeach, sounding a warning to senators
In Wyoming, three candidates filed to challenge Representative Liz Cheney, the third-ranking House Republican. In his campaign announcement, state Senator Anthony Bouchard said Cheney's impeachment vote shows "just how out of touch she is with Wyoming." In Michigan's 3rd District, Tom Norton wasted no time launching a primary campaign against Republican Peter Meijer after his impeachment vote. Meijer is a freshman who filled the seat of Libertarian Congressman Justin Amash, who cast his own vote to impeach Mr. Trump in 2019. The backlash against House Republicans who supported impeachment showed senators facing reelection in 2022 what's in store for them if they vote to convict Mr. Trump.cbsnews.com
In voting to impeach, SC's Rice acknowledges political risk
Rice on Wednesday was one of only 10 House Republicans to join Democrats in voting to impeach the president. I have supported him in voting,” Rice said. Rice represents South Carolina’s 7th District, an area including Myrtle Beach that has voted heavily for Trump. “It is a remarkably high hurdle to make that argument, when you have, in Tom Rice, a guy that supported Donald Trump 94% of the time," Whetsell said. “My first reaction was, gosh, Tom Rice is not running again," Moore said, citing Trump's high base of support in Rice's district.
Led by Cheney, 10 House Republicans back Trump impeachment
3 House GOP leader — voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. The GOP votes were in sharp contrast to the unanimous support for Trump among House Republicans when he was impeached by Democrats in December 2019. Katko, a former federal prosecutor who represents the Syracuse area, was the first rank-and-file GOP lawmaker to support impeachment. But he said Trump's refusal to take responsibility for the riot left him no choice but to support impeachment. At least two GOP senators — Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania — have said they support impeachment or have called on Trump to resign.
Pelosi requiring masks for lawmakers for House hearings
WASHINGTON Speaker Nancy Pelosi is requiring that House members wear masks when attending committee hearings, an edict that comes amid spiking COVID-19 cases in many states. Pelosi, D-Calif., wears a mask when making her way about the Capitol but removes it when speaking. Pelosi is requiring lawmakers to conform to the guidance, according to an advisory to lawmakers shared by a senior Democratic aide on condition of anonymity. The Capitol complex is typically bustling at this time of year, but the House, with 431 voting members at present, has been mostly absent, voting most recently late last month. The Senate, more manageable with 100 members, has been voting regularly, and most members are disciplined about wearing a mask.