Takeaways from June 14 primaries

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Donald Trump on Tuesday notched a significant victory in South Carolina, where his preferred candidate easily ousted five-term Rep. Tom Rice, the first Republican to be booted from office after voting to impeach the former president last year. But another high-profile GOP target of Trump in the state, Rep. Nancy Mace, managed to hold back a challenger.Meanwhile, in Nevada, Trump’s pick, Adam Laxalt, won his U.S. Senate primary, defeating a populist candidate who is arguably more representative of the Trump base.Takeaways from the latest round of primary elections:SPLIT DECISION IN SOUTH CAROLINARice and Mace have been objects of Trump’s anger ever since a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of President Joe Biden’s win.Their transgressions? Mace stated on national TV that Trump’s “entire legacy was wiped out” by the attack, while Rice became…

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