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Cawthorn defeats Trumpís pick in NC 11th Congressional District GOP primary
WSPA News 7 / Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2020 | Associated vPress

Posted on 06/23/2020 7:04:06 PM PDT by buckalfa

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old real estate investment CEO won Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate for the nomination.

Madison Cawthorn handily defeated Lynda Bennett to complete an upset for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District, according to unofficial results. Bennett had received the president’s backing on Twitter and the earlier endorsement of Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who until recently had held the seat.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bennett; cawthorn; northcarolina; primary
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Mark Meadows old seat. Thoughts?
1 posted on 06/23/2020 7:04:06 PM PDT by buckalfa
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To: buckalfa

It’s not possible to draw conclusions without knowing anything about them (which I don’t).


2 posted on 06/23/2020 7:09:21 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: buckalfa
He seems like a conservative. Perhaps another Trump in the making?

Time will tell I guess. 8>)

I don't know who the one that Trump supported is either. But hopefully his district knows which of the 2 is their better choice.

3 posted on 06/23/2020 7:10:48 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: buckalfa
Local kid and well liked .
I mean kid only 25.
Paralyzed from car wreck.
Meadows hand pick one was out worked .
He will glide to victory in fall .
4 posted on 06/23/2020 7:12:20 PM PDT by ncalburt (Gop DC Globalists)
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To: buckalfa

All I know is it sounds like some didn’t like the way the seat was set up by meadows. Inside politics stuff. Winner supports trump too


5 posted on 06/23/2020 7:12:28 PM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: buckalfa

I’m in that district. People are pissed at Meadows for the way he handled his resignation. He waited until the last minute and then endorsed his wife’s friend for his seat. Cawthorn is pro-life, pro-2nd ammendment and will back Trump 100%. I don’t know much about the dem opponent but this is a very solid red district other than Asheville.


6 posted on 06/23/2020 7:12:50 PM PDT by NCMom57
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To: buckalfa
Lynda Bennett appeared to have been suspected of being a Trojan Horse
7 posted on 06/23/2020 7:15:19 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: buckalfa

Thoughts? Looking at the two candidate’s websites, I’d probably have voted the same way. While a sitting president’s endorsement is great, having a boatload of local political endorsements will likely result in a local win.

Ted Cruz’s endorsement is particularly confusing.


8 posted on 06/23/2020 7:16:27 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: buckalfa

If I were president, I’d stay out of my own party’s primaries. Hard to heal those wounds.


9 posted on 06/23/2020 7:21:22 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: buckalfa

From his websiyte..

Today, Madison is a small businessman. He is the owner and CEO of a real estate investment company. Madison is also a motivational speaker. He challenges people across the nation to have faith, work hard, play by the rules and pursue the American dream.

A constitutional conservative, Madison is committed to defending the values of faith, family and the freedom that have made America great.

Madison attends Biltmore Church in Hendersonville. He enjoys hunting, cooking, travel, fitness, photography & videography, and studying history. He is engaged to be married to Cristina Bayardelle.”

Sounds excellent.

Trump has to make-nice with the Party ( so he endorsed the Party’s choice). I’m sure he’ll be VERY happy to have this fellow in Congress.


10 posted on 06/23/2020 7:26:03 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts (M / F) : Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: kingu

Seems like Lynda Bennett was hand picked by the incumbent who had announced his resignation to become Trumps Chief of Staff. Trump had no choice but to endorse the hand picked lady. Constituents didn’t like the ‘inside politics’ and voted in what appears to be someone else with the right positions to Continue to advance the Trump Agenda.


11 posted on 06/23/2020 7:26:28 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: NCMom57

In other election news tonite, it looks like Eliot Engel, a noxious arse of a long-time liberal Dem who was heavily involved in the Trump Ukraine impeachment is going down hard (63-35 percent) to an AOC leftist. Carolyn Maloney, whose chief credential to being elected a congresscritter was that her husband was one of the victims of the NY train shooter, is in danger of losing to another far leftist. And Chris Collins seat in upstate NY is being won in a landslide by a Republican in a heavy red district.


12 posted on 06/23/2020 7:28:33 PM PDT by laconic
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To: buckalfa

the loser was Meadow’s pick and POTUS followed suit.


13 posted on 06/23/2020 7:33:46 PM PDT by elpadre
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To: laconic

Wrong. That was Carolyn McCArthy


14 posted on 06/23/2020 7:48:55 PM PDT by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: gcparent

Right you are, I checked. But they both seem to be (or have been) political soulmates.


15 posted on 06/23/2020 7:52:50 PM PDT by laconic
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To: lasereye

The kid lives in my area. He had a good team and a budget because his signs and banners are everywhere.


16 posted on 06/23/2020 7:58:52 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Robert DeLong

Local radio played an ad with audio of his opponent, Bennett, saying she was against Trump, “Never, never, never”. I’m guessing it was from 2016. It got a lot of airplay around here.


17 posted on 06/23/2020 8:01:05 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: arkfreepdom
Winner supports trump too...

That's what matters.

18 posted on 06/23/2020 8:02:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (It's NOT 'gun violence' - it's out-of-control black 'thug violence' ...)
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To: Rebelbase

Well then that explains why he was selected over her, doesn’t it. 8>)


19 posted on 06/23/2020 8:03:11 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: buckalfa
He'll get the women's vote.


20 posted on 06/23/2020 8:03:20 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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