Trump-Backed Nancy Mace and Austin Theriault Win Primaries

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Trump-backed candidates, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Maine State Rep. Austin Theriault (R), secured victories in their congressional primaries on Tuesday night.

Mace secured her win with 21,030 votes, accounting for 57.8 percent of the total, as reported by the Associated Press (AP). The race was called at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Mace for reelection in March, praising her efforts on Truth Social. He noted that she had “worked hard campaigning across South Carolina” and was involved in efforts to “Secure the Border, Strengthen our Military, Support our Veterans,” and combat political weaponization, among other initiatives.

Austin Theriault

Theriault, who received Trump’s endorsement in March for Maine’s second congressional district, garnered approximately 9,248 votes, or 66.0 percent, while his opponent Michael Soboleski secured 4,756 votes, or 34.0 percent of the total, as per the AP. The race was called at 8:52 p.m. on Tuesday.

Theriault now moves forward to challenge Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) in November. Golden has represented the district since 2019 and is currently running for reelection to his fourth term, according to the Hill.

Elizabeth Weibel
Elizabeth Weibel
Maryland raised. Virginia based.

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