Renee Ellmers loses North Carolina GOP primary

Source: Washington Post | June 7, 2016 | Catherine Ho

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) lost her bid for reelection Tuesday, becoming the first GOP congressional incumbent to lose their seat in 2016.

Ellmers, who was elected in 2010 amid the tea party takeover of the House, lost in the Republican primary to Rep. George Holding (R-N.C.) in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes suburban and rural Raleigh.

Holding won with over 53 percent of the vote with 96 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press. Ellmers was barely clinging to second place ahead of Greg Brannon, edging him by little more than 200 votes.


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    EVERYDAY #6852

    So there was some good news last night. Wonderful!

    ConstitutionalConservative #6855

    So Trump endorses the leftist Rino Ellmers and loses, she was if I recall his first and only congressional endorsement thus far and a glowing endorsement at that. Hopefully his goal of packing the congress with liberals for the Hillary regime will continue to fail. I don’t expect him to endorse any conservatives, obviously he hates what we stand for.

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