Trump-Backed House Republican Renee Ellmers Loses in Primary
Renee Ellmers was defeated by Rep. George Holding.
By BENJAMIN SIEGEL
June 8, 2016, 1:53 AM
• 3 min read
-- Renee Ellmers, R-North Carolina, the only member of Congress endorsed by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has lost her primary, becoming the first Republican incumbent member of Congress to lose a reelection bid this cycle.
Ellmers, a registered nurse who was elected to Congress in 2010 on the Tea Party wave, was defeated by Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, according to the Associated Press. Conservative group Club for Growth "actively opposed" Ellmers in her reelection bid.