Obama’s political endorsement simply isn’t what it was.
In Columbia, South Carolina, a metropolis that Biden received in 2020 with a large margin, a Republican candidate simply received the race for mayor over a Democrat who had Obama’s blessing.
Is that this extra proof of a coming pink wave? It positive appears that manner.
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GOP defeats Obama-endorsed candidate in deep blue metropolis that Biden received handily in 2020
Endorsements from former President Obama and Home Majority Whip Jim Clyburn in reliably blue Columbia, South Carolina, weren’t sufficient to push town’s Democratic mayoral candidate over the end line.
Republican Daniel Rickenmann, a businessman and Columbia metropolis council member, defeated Democrat Tameika Isaac Devine 52% to 48% on Tuesday night time in Columbia, which sits in a county that President Biden carried by virtually 40 factors in 2020.
Obama, in accordance with Washington Free Beacon, launched an audio message in assist of Devine. The previous president carried town’s county by 29 factors in 2008 and 33 factors in 2012.
Clyburn, probably the most distinguished Democrats in each the South and the Black neighborhood, who many consider saved President Biden’s flailing 2020 marketing campaign together with his endorsement, additionally endorsed Devine.
Columbia has been so reliably blue over the past a number of years that Republicans didn’t put forth a challenger to Rickenmann’s Democratic predecessor, Mayor Stephen Benjamin.
Congratulations to Republican Daniel Rickenmann.
However final night time, Republican @Rickenmann had an enormous win. The pink wave is coming! https://t.co/F2r11Ky34v
— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) November 17, 2021
I Have Nice Information!
Congratulations to Daniel Rickenmann, the subsequent mayor of Columbia, South Carolina.
He received regardless of Obama endorsing his opponent & town’s county voting democrat by practically 40 factors in 2020.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) November 18, 2021
In Columbia South Carolina Republican mayoral candidate Daniel Rickenmann defeated Democrat Tameika Isaac Devine on Tuesday night time. Biden carried Columbia by virtually 40 factors final 12 months.
This was enormous!
— Miles Commodore (@miles_commodore) November 18, 2021
It actually appears just like the tide is popping and that’s dangerous information for Dems.
Cross posted from American Lookout.