Three-term U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N. Car.) lost her re-election primary by around 30 percentage points to fellow U.S. Rep. George Holding (R-N. Car.). Ellmers was endorsed by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a few days ago. Trump recorded a robo-call message on her behalf. As far as we can tell, Ellmers is the first (and only) member of Congress Trump has endorsed.
In mid-March, Ellmers was one of just six members of Congress – and the first female member of Congress – to endorse Trump’s presidential bid. Now she is the first Republican member of Congress to lose her re-election bid in a primary.
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