#SC1: Katie Arrington Vanquishes Mark Sanford

Challenger pulls off stunning upset of career politician …

Last week we reported that underdog Katie Arrington had incumbent “Republican” Mark Sanford on the ropes in the GOP primary for South Carolina’s first congressional district.

On election night, she delivered a knockout punch … one that hardly anyone outside of her campaign organization saw coming.

Arrington vanquished the 58-year-old career politician by running a textbook contrast campaign – resulting in a stunning upset punctuated by a last-second endorsement from U.S. president Donald Trump.

Of course the 47-year-old businesswoman didn’t need Trump’s eleventh hour support to dispatch the heavily favored incumbent – who lost an election for the first time in his 24-year political career.

“We need to recognize that we are at an inflection point in American politics,” a philosophical Sanford told supporters in a (surprise) exceedingly lengthy concession speech.

The former two-term governor of South Carolina went on to bemoan that his values hadn’t changed, they just didn’t “sell well in this particular election.”


Sanford saying his core values haven’t changed is downright comical.  This news site has written numerous articles over the years chronicling Sanford’s unfortunate evolution into a shill for the #NeverTrump “Republican” establishment.

It finally caught up with him …

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Arrington has a tough road ahead of her, though.

Democrats have a credible, well-funded candidate seeking this seat – Charleston, S.C. environmental attorney Joe Cunningham.

Developing …



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