Today, voters headed to the polls in four more states, including in South Carolina, which posed the latest test of former president Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican Party. Trump supported GOP primary opponents of two Republican incumbent members of Congress — Reps. Tom Rice and Nancy Mace — who did not back his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Rice was projected to lose, according to the Associated Press, while Mace was projected to win.
Trump also played in other GOP primaries on Tuesday, including races for governor and U.S. senator in Nevada, where Democrats hold both seats. Meanwhile, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) faces a challenger from her left, Amy Vilela, a former state co-chair for the 2020 presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).