Rep. Madison Cawthorn loses N.C. GOP House primary

  

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Via:  jbb  •  one month ago  •  38 comments

By:   Lucille Sherman (Axios)

Rep. Madison Cawthorn loses N.C. GOP House primary
State Sen. Chuck Edwards defeated the scandal-plagued Cawthorn.

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  • Lucille Sherman, author of Axios Raleigh

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North Carolina state Sen. Chuck Edwards defeated Rep. Madison Cawthorn to win the Republican nomination for the state's 11th congressional district on Tuesday, according to a Cawthorn campaign spokesperson who said the congressman called Edwards and conceded the race.

Why it matters: Cawthorn's loss comes after an avalanche of scandals that have plagued the 26-year-old incumbent, which led GOP leaders across the country to doubt his ability to serve in Congress.

  • Cawthorn briefly flirted with running in a congressional district that included the larger Charlotte media market last year before changing his mind.
  • Cawthorn's struggles led U.S. Sen Thom Tillis and two of North Carolina's top legislative leaders to endorse Edwards.
  • Former President Trump seemed to support Cawthorn but has stopped short of issuing an outright endorsement, though Cawthorn did appear at a Trump rally last month.

Catch up quick: Cawthorn aggravated higher-ups in Congress by alleging, without evidence, that his colleagues used cocaine and invited him to orgies earlier this year. He later told House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy that the claims were untrue and "exaggerated."

  • He also riled Republicans by calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky "a thug" during a campaign appearance.
  • He is facing legal trouble after attempting to go through airport security with a gun last month — the second time he has done so.

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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    one month ago

Mega MAGA Madison Cawthorn Goes Down!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.1  Ender  replied to  JBB @1    one month ago

That it is that close is kinda disturbing.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
Senior Quiet
1.1.1  Jack_TX  replied to  Ender @1.1    one month ago
That it is that close is kinda disturbing.

Meh.  The primaries are always nutjob-heavy.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
3  Split Personality    one month ago

Kind of shocking that he conceded so early.

All eyes are watching if Oz is for real, lol.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
3.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Split Personality @3    one month ago

Hopefully not.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Greg Jones @3.1    one month ago

It's neck & neck at the moment, they are statistically tied while Barnett,

although far behind looks like she will take the Philadelphia County and suburbs.

Lt Governor Fetterman is currently the favorite to beat 

McCormack or Oz.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4  Ender    one month ago

I heard Fetterman had a pacemaker installed.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
4.1  Split Personality  replied to  Ender @4    one month ago

Not yet, but it is definite that he needed one for a while and will have one by the end of the week.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4.1.1  Ender  replied to  Split Personality @4.1    one month ago

I hope he has a quick recovery. I like him. He is different.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Split Personality  replied to  Ender @4.1.1    one month ago

6 foot 8 inches different, lol,

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Split Personality @4.1    one month ago

He had the pacemaker put in today, SP.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
4.1.4  Split Personality  replied to  Kavika @4.1.3    one month ago

He hasn't called me to verify that yet, lol.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.2    one month ago

Is he the fella from Pittsburgh that used to be a mayor of one the towns around there?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4.1.6  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.5    one month ago

He is right now Lt Governor of PA.

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
4.1.7  Split Personality  replied to  Trout Giggles @4.1.5    one month ago

Sorry, every time I see or hear fella, my mind adds a tio.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.1.8  seeder  JBB  replied to  Split Personality @4.1.7    one month ago

Where I come from a fellow is a person one respects and identifies with. A fella is a man of dubious character who makes ones skin crawl without necessarily specified reasons.

As in, "None of my fellows trusts that fella"...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4.1.9  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @4.1.8    one month ago
Where I come from a fellow is a person one respects and identifies with.

Where do you come from, JBB?

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
5  charger 383    one month ago

Good, Cawthorn is awful

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
5.1  Split Personality  replied to  charger 383 @5    one month ago

That's an insult to 'awful', lol.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5.2  Texan1211  replied to  charger 383 @5    one month ago
Good, Cawthorn is awful

Agreed.

Going to throw a monkey wrench into some claims about the GOP, though, with him losing!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
6  Ender    one month ago

I guess Oz is too close to call.

 
 
 
Gulliver
Freshman Guide
7  Gulliver    one month ago
Cawthorn aggravated higher-ups in Congress by alleging, without evidence, that his colleagues used cocaine and invited him to orgies earlier this year.

I think that picture of Cawthorn in lingerie was a bit of evidence that Cawthorn had been invited to some freaky parties.

Has anyone here been watching the series "Gaslit" on Starz? It's a fictional telling of the Watergate scandal largely from the point of view of an imagined John Dean character (eventhough John Mitchell and his wife Martha are played by the stars of the show).

The reason I ask is that  a very freaky GOP insiders orgy is depicted in one of the episodes that has already aired.

I guess this sort of thing has been going on for a long time.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.1  devangelical  replied to  Gulliver @7    one month ago

whatever they try to project on their opposition, is something they've already done in real life.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7.2  Tessylo  replied to  Gulliver @7    one month ago

I've been wanting to watch it since I saw Julia Roberts on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert but I'm not subscribing to Starz for it. 

I'm not surprised at all about the freak gop insiders orgy - they're masters in projection, deflection, and denial.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
7.2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @7.2    one month ago
gop insiders orgy - they're masters in projection, deflection, and denial.  

Are those important orgy skills?

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
Sophomore Expert
7.3  al Jizzerror  replied to  Gulliver @7    one month ago
I think that picture of Cawthorn in lingerie was a bit of evidence that Cawthorn had been invited to some freaky parties.

That's not kinky shit he was involved in.

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devangelical
Professor Principal
7.3.1  devangelical  replied to  al Jizzerror @7.3    one month ago

... not in the cult he belongs to.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
7.3.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  al Jizzerror @7.3    one month ago

Madison Cawthorn's ground floor opportunity. original

 
 
 
Gulliver
Freshman Guide
7.3.4  Gulliver  replied to  JBB @7.3.2    one month ago

Is there a part of you that feels badly for the man?

I am glad he is going to be gone but his story is a sad one.

I think I always feel badly for disgraced individuals. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
8  Tacos!    one month ago
Cawthorn's loss comes after an avalanche of scandals that have plagued the 26-year-old incumbent, which led GOP leaders across the country to doubt his ability to serve in Congress.

And yet, somehow he only lost by 1 1/2%. What is going on? Do people just automatically vote for the incumbent no matter how terrible he is?

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
8.1  evilgenius  replied to  Tacos! @8    one month ago
What is going on? Do people just automatically vote for the incumbent no matter how terrible he is?

That would seem to be arcuate. Combine that with how little of the electorate actually participates...

 
 
 
Gulliver
Freshman Guide
8.2  Gulliver  replied to  Tacos! @8    one month ago

One the one hand he likes to party while wearing women's lingerie. On the other hand he likes to bring loaded guns into the Capitol Building and onto Airplanes.

Tough call, Earle. Maybe we should give the other guy a shot? Maybe he will party wearing body armor?

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
9  Right Down the Center    one month ago

Because I would rather not see Donald run the only thing that concerns me is how he takes these types of races where he backs someone.  If they win will he think he is more likely to win if he runs, therefore more likely to run?  If the person he backs loses will Donald feel more compelled to run himself?  I can say what I think a logical person might think but logic is not always Donalds best friend.  Or maybe I am just overthinking this, maybe it is Makers Mark time.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
9.1  Ender  replied to  Right Down the Center @9    one month ago

It's five o'clock somewhere.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10  Ender    one month ago

Madison Cawthorn Calls For Rise Of ‘Dark MAGA’ In Wild Rant After Loss

He went on to say "it's time for the rise of the new right, it's time for  Dark MAGA  to take command."
 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
10.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ender @10    one month ago

It sounds like he was talking about a new star wars movie.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
10.1.1  Ender  replied to  Right Down the Center @10.1    one month ago

Come to the dark side...

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Freshman Guide
10.1.2  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ender @10.1.1    one month ago

Maybe Darth is still alive in the dark mega side of the force.

 
 

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