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Offbeat Candidate who admitted to domestic abuse wins South Carolina primary

05:53  13 june  2018
05:53  13 june  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Democrat Archie Parnell wins in South Carolina despite spousal abuse accusations in divorce records

  Democrat Archie Parnell wins in South Carolina despite spousal abuse accusations in divorce records A Democratic candidate for a U.S. House seat in South Carolina won the party’s primary Tuesday despite revelations that he violently abused his wife decades ago. Archie Parnell received enough votes to secure his party’s nomination and will face off in November's general election against incumbent U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman – a Republican who defeated Parnell by 3 percentage points in a special election last year.

A congressional candidate in South Carolina who admitted to abusing his ex-wife 45 years ago and lost all support from national and state Democrats has won his Democratic primary , CNN projects.

Archie Parnell won Tuesday’s primary despite admitting to abusing the woman who is now his ex-wife in the 1970s. On Tuesday, Mr. Parnell won 60 percent of the vote according to The Associated Press, easily beating three lesser known primary opponents with not as much name recognition.

a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera © Archie Parnell for Congress

A congressional candidate in South Carolina who admitted to abusing his ex-wife 45 years ago and lost all support from national and state Democrats has won his Democratic primary, CNN projects.

Archie Parnell overwhelmingly beat his three primary opponents and will go on to face incumbent Republican Rep. Ralph Norman in the general election for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District in November.

Parnell and Norman ran against each other in a special election last year to replace Mick Mulvaney, who left South Carolina to serve in the Trump administration. The special election ended up being one of the closest congressional elections in the nation, with Norman beating Parnell by barely three points.

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A congressional candidate in South Carolina who admitted to abusing his ex-wife Archie Parnell overwhelmingly beat his three primary opponents and will go on to face incumbent Republican Rep. Ralph Norman in the general election for South Carolina 's 5th Congressional District in November.

The rematch between Parnell and Norman was expected to be close again this time around. However, due to the revelations about Parnell, national Democrats who were keeping their eyes on turning over a seat in ruby red South Carolina have turned their attention elsewhere, giving up hope on the 5th District.

Despite the lack of support and his entire campaign staff resigning, Parnell announced last week that he made the decision to stay in the race. He remained the favorite to win the primary due to his overwhelming name recognition compared to his three Democratic opponents.

Last month, Parnell came clean about attacking and beating his ex-wife 45 years ago. The ex-wife said this caused her to fear for her life and she obtained a restraining order against Parnell. Their divorce was finalized in 1974.

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