May 19, 2022

Cawthorn Concedes Defeat in North Carolina

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Embattled Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) has conceded to state Sen. Chuck Edwards in the North Carolina Republican primary, marking the end of a brief but eventful congressional tenure.

Last month, Cawthorn had said he and other right-wing, first-term Congressmembers were the targets of a “coordinated drip campaign” by establishment Republicans.

Top North Carolina Republicans had endorsed Edwards, including Sen. Thom Tillis R-N.C.).

“Republicans chose Chuck Edwards tonight because he is the embodiment of Mountain values who will fight for them every single day in Congress with honor and integrity,” Tillis said.

Former President Donald Trump had endorsed Cawthorn, encouraging supporters to give him “a second chance.”

“When Madison was first elected to Congress, he did a great job,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “Recently, he made some foolish mistakes, which I don’t believe he’ll make again…let’s give Madison a second chance!”

In an interview with CNN’s John Berman, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Cawthorn’s loss is “good for the country.”

Kinzinger said Washington, D.C., “has become kind of a growing ground for people that are just more interested in fame than governing.”

Read more about the controversies surrounding Cawthorn here.


Cawthorn ousted in North Carolina

3 comments on Cawthorn Concedes Defeat in North Carolina

  1. Grace says:

    Sorry, the mistakes he made showed a very poor judgement of moral behavior. He certainly had the public for him considering his disability. He had such a great chance to rise in the party. I am disappointed. In ten years, perhaps again?

  2. chestnutgeld says:

    Hooo hooo iit looks like carma bit and kicked him in the tail,the people know what they want.

  3. wiski349 says:

    Children make mistakes , adults cannot afford to and if you want to play politician you best give the people a square deal

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