Donald Trump shocked conservatives over the weekend, endorsing pro-open borders and pro-amnesty RINO squish, Renee Ellmers , his first congressional endorsement. Trump even recorded robocalls for Ellmers, falsely painting her as a border hawk.
That endorsement went over like a fart in church on Tuesday evening as outraged North Carolina voters took to the polls and ousted Ellmers in a stunning fashion — she got crushed — and it’s not even close.
In the 2nd Congressional District in North Carolina, Renee Ellmers, a three-term incumbent who was elected as a Tea Party darling, but quickly abandoned her principles, was defeated by another incumbent, Rep. George Holding , who argued to voters that he was more conservative that Ellmers.
According to the Associated Press, George Holding captured 52 percent of the vote, while Ellmers and Greg Bannon were in a virtual tie at roughly 24 percent each with 64 percent of precincts reporting.
The closely-watched race represents the first loss of a congressional incumbent thus far this election and indicates that Donald Trump’s coattails are not going to be a positive thing for those candidates hopping aboard the “Trump Train.”
Renee Ellmers was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump. Many felt that Trump’s endorsement was one of rewarding Ellmers’ loyalty rather than one based on principles, given the two entirely different stances on illegal immigration.
Ellmers, who was opposed by pro-life organizations because of her anti-life position, was also opposed by organizations like Americans for Prosperity and the Club for Growth.
In October of last year, Ellmers was accused of having an extramarital affair with fellow RINO Kevin McCarthy , the House Majority Leader.
McCarthy, who was vying to replace Bendover Boehner as Speaker of the House, dropped out of the running following the rumor.