SC: Disgraced former president gets GOP primary revenge on Rice, but Mace prevails

Source: NBC News

“Rep. Tom Rice, targeted by former President Donald Trump for voting to impeach him after the Capitol riot, was defeated by a Trump-backed challenger in South Carolina Tuesday night while Rep. Nancy Mace, who also incurred Trump’s ire for criticizing him over Jan. 6, prevailed, NBC News projects. Rice’s primary defeat in the state’s 7th Congressional District at the hands of state Rep. Russell Fry marks the first time this election cycle that a pro-impeachment Republican has lost at the ballot box. Rice’s loss also delivered Trump his first victory against an incumbent this year. Trump-backed candidates had lost five straight races against incumbents entering Tuesday. … But in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, a different story unfolded. Mace’s victory over former state Rep. Katie Arrington meant yet another loss for Trump in his effort to exact revenge on Republicans he’s deemed disloyal.” (06/14/22)