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Trump-Backed Nancy Mace, Austin Theriault Win Congressional Primaries

Two Trump-endorsed candidates, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-South Carolina) and Rep. Austin Theriault (R-Maine), won their House primaries on Tuesday night.

Mace defeated his Republican opponent by 21,030 votes, or 57.8 percent of the vote, according to the Associated Press. It is called Tuesday, 8:40pm.

Katherine Templeton, a former director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, received 10,486 votes, or 28.6 percent, while Marine Corps veteran William Young received 5,090 votes, or 13.7 percent.

Former President Donald Trump approved In a post on Truth Social during his reelection bid in March, Mace wrote that he “campaigned hard across South Carolina” and that he “fought to secure our border, strengthen our military, and support our veterans,” and, among other things, fight against political weaponization.

Theriault ran in March in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District with President Trump’s endorsement and won about 9,248 votes, or 66.0%, against his opponent, Michael Soboleski. received According to the Associated Press, the number of votes was 4,756, a 34.0% turnout. The election results were announced at 8:52 pm on Tuesday.

Trump’s Approval Theriault said the former NASCAR driver, who now represents Maine’s 1st District, is “committed to securing our borders, protecting the Second Amendment which is under constant attack, stopping crime, cutting taxes, and supporting our brave law enforcement, military and veterans.”

Theriault will challenge Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) in November. Golden has represented the district since 2019 and currently serves as the running He is seeking re-election for a fourth term. hill.