Corey Stewart Wins VA Republican Senate Primary on Anti-Immigrant, Pro-Confederate Platform

HeadlineJun 13, 2018

In Virginia, former state Trump campaign co-chair Corey Stewart won the Republican Senate primary and will challenge Democratic Senator Tim Kaine in November. Stewart ran on a pro-Trump, far-right, anti-immigrant platform. He has also embraced the Confederate flag and refused to condemn white supremacists for their deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Women candidates also won big on Tuesday night, including in Virginia, where state Senator Jennifer Wexton won her House Democratic primary. She’ll challenge Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in November. In Nevada, Susie Lee won her House primary race. The New York Times reports that, on the Democratic side, Tuesday’s primary results were a victory for the Democratic establishment, with a number of candidates handpicked by party leaders beating out insurgent left challengers. On the Republican side, the results represented a victory for the far-right wing of the party, with Trump-aligned candidates beating out their challengers.

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