Trump pick in N.C. House district primary loses to – well, ‘strong Trump supporter’

Trump pick in N.C. House district primary loses to – well, ‘strong Trump supporter’
Madison Cawthorn, strong Trump supporter. Madison Cawthorn website

[Ed. – Ever’body and him dawg has this GOP primary runoff framed as “Trump pick loses!” – but the winner is a youthful (not-quite-25) “strong Trump supporter” who is obviously also a gun-rights supporter, dog supporter, entrepreneur, and fount of relentless good cheer.  This is Mark Meadows’s old seat.  I think Madison Cawthorn can take the Democrat in November.]

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 defeated Lynda Bennett to complete an upset for the GOP nomination in the 11th Congressional District. 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. …

Cawthorn, who would reach the constitutionally-mandated age of 25 to serve in the House in August, was paralyzed from the abdomen down after a 2014 car accident. He’ll face Democrat Moe Davis, a former military prosecutor, and other party nominees in November. …

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Cawthorn … also described himself as a strong Trump supporter …

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