Corey Steward, described by incumbent Tim Kaine as ‘a cruder imitation of Donald Trump’, wins nomination for Senate

Corey Stewart, an ardent Trump supporter who campaigned in support of Confederate monuments and praised a white nationalist, has won the Republican Senate primary in Virginia, signaling a new set of headaches for the national party.

Stewart, the chair of the Prince William’s county board of supervisors, edged out Nick Freitas on Tuesday night to win in the swing state where Hillary Clinton eked out a victory in 2016. He will face the incumbent, Tim Kaine, who was Clinton’s vice-presidential nominee, in November.

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