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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Trump helps take down Mark Sanford
article appeared in Powerline on June 13th
By Paul Mirengoff
With nearly all of
the vote counted, challenger Katie Arrington leads
Rep. Mark Sanford by 4 percentage points (and almost 3,000 votes) in South
Carolina’s first congressional district. Sanford has just conceded.
This result is the
first defeat of Sanford’s remarkable career. He is the “comeback kid” of South
Carolina politics, having survived his affair — part sordid, part comical —
with an Argentine woman.
Before that affair
was revealed in 2009, Sanford served three terms in Congress and two terms as
South Carolina’s governor. Afterwards, in 2013, he somehow won a special
election for the first district seat, filling the vacancy left when Tim Scott
was appointed to the Senate.
Today, three hours
before the polls closed, President
Trump came out against Sanford, calling him “nothing but trouble.” Tweeting
from the plane bringing him home from Singapore, he declared Sanford “very
unhelpful” in advancing his agenda. Trump endorsed Arrington, a first term
state legislator. Twisting the knife, Trump stated that Sanford “is better off
endorsement swing the race to Arrington? Maybe not, coming as late as it did.
But I’m guessing that the endorsement put Arrington over the top. Keep in mind
that Arrington didn’t just need to outpoll Sanford. She needed to win a
majority of the vote to avoid a run-off.
In the most recent
count I’ve seen, Arrington is at 50.5 percent, only about 300 votes clear of a
run-off (if my math is correct). It’s easy to believe that Trump influenced
enough votes to provide that boost.
In any event, the
fact that Sanford has at times been at odds with Trump is what made Arrington
such a strong challenger in the first place. So under any reckoning, Stanford
is a victim of the Trump effect. In this case, the effect will prove salutary,