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U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn concedes North Carolina GOP primary

Rep. Madison Cawthorn talked to reporters on election night.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn talked to reporters on election night.(WHNS)
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 10:01 PM EDT
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn has conceded the North Carolina GOP primary to state Sen. Chuck Edwards, a spokesperson says.

Several GOP leaders have turned away from the 26-year-old congressman, with some citing a series of unforced errors.

He called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a “thug.”

Cawthorn also infuriated fellow Republicans in Congress when he alleged on a podcast that he had been invited to an orgy in Washington.

Edwards received an endorsement from U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.

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