While the flood of Democratic challengers hopping on the potential anti-Donald Trump wave will lead to a number of primaries on the left, a few Republican House members are facing some primary challenges of their own.
Alabama state Rep. Barry Moore on Wednesday became the latest Republican to take on a House incumbent from his own party. He called himself “one of the most conservative legislators in the state” in an interview with Yellowhammer News and noted he was one of the first in Alabama to endorse Trump in 2016 while Rep. Martha Roby “wasn’t inclined to support” him.
Also announcing Wednesday was Robb Ryerse, the pastor of a non-denominational church who is backed by a new group of former Bernie Sanders staffers helping candidates from both parties. He’s taking on Rep. Steve Womack of Arkansas.
In Nevada, 2010 Senate nominee Sharron Angle cited Trump when she announced a challenge to GOP Rep. Mark Amodei in March.
Elsewhere, Colorado state Sen. Owen Hill launched a primary challenge to Rep. Doug Lamborn, a biennial target of fellow Republicans in the solidly GOP 5th District. Likewise, Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee is facing another primary challenge, as is Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina.
— Kyle Trygstad