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Trump ally Cawthorn concedes defeat in Republican U.S. House primary in North Carolina -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Madison Cawthorn, Republican of Texas, waits at the stage for a visit by former U.S. president Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott in Pharr Texas. This is U.S. 30-June 2021. REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare/File Photo

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina was elected as the first-term U.S. Congressman. He is an ally of President Donald Trump and has been criticized for making controversial comments about a video. On Tuesday, CNN and WRAL reported that Madison Cawthorn conceded to Chuck Edwards, his primary challenger in the House of Representatives race.

Edwards (a North Carolina state senator) will be facing a Democratic opponent at the Nov. 8 general elections in North Carolina’s eleventh congressional district. Cawthorn is 26, the youngest member in Congress, and Trump has endorsed him despite several controversy.