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Another incumbent member of Congress has gone down in defeat in their primary -- and in this case, it's a big win for the Tea Party-style right and a defeat for GOP moderation, with Rep. Bob Inglis losing to Spartanburg County Solicitor Trey Gowdy.

With 75% of precincts reporting, Gowdy leads Inglis by a whopping 73%-27%. In the first-round primary two weeks ago, Gowdy had actually come in first place with 39%, and Inglis was behind at 28% -- practically the death-knell for the incumbent. In the home stretch of the primary, Inglis appeared on the Colbert Report, in an interview making fun of his own dire straits, and even included a joke about the Birthers.

Inglis had been targeted for defeat by the right, due his various heresies from core conservative doctrines: He has called for action on climate change, told Tea Partiers to "turn Glenn Beck off," and he called upon fellow South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson to apologize for yelling "You lie" at President Obama during that famous addresses to Congress in September 2009. Combine that with a general anti-incumbent, anti-Washington mood in the country, and you have one defeated Congressman.

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall has won the Democratic primary runoff for Senate, defeating the national Democratic Party's favored candidate Cal Cunningham in the race to go up against incumbent Republican Sen. Richard Burr.

With 49% of precincts reporting, Marshall leads by 61%-39%. In the first-round primary back on May 4, Marshall led with 36%, short of the 40% needed to avoid a runoff, with Cunningham in second with 27%. Looking ahead to the general election, the TPM Poll Average gives Burr a lead over Marshall of 47.6%-38.2% -- which was actually quite similar to his 47.1%-36.0% lead over Cunningham

So does this result represent a rejection of the party establishment? Not exactly. A Public Policy Polling (D) survey from mid-May found that both Marshall's and Cunningham's supporters thought that their candidate was the establishment's choice -- likely projecting their own opinions onto the party as a whole. Another way to look at it is that Marshall, who was first elected to statewide office in 1996 and unsuccessfully sought the Senate nomination in 2002, had been around long enough and earned her turn with the party's base, without committing any disqualifying sins.

State Rep. Nikki Haley has won the Republican nomination for governor of South Carolina in tonight's Republican primary runoff, the Associated Press projects -- capping one of the most bizarre primaries of the cycle so far.

With 36% of precincts reporting, Haley leads Congressman Gresham Barrett by 62%-38%. Haley will now face Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who won his primary outright on June 8, in the race to succeed term-limited and scandal-plagued Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in this red state.

The outcome of tonight's runoff was never much in doubt. In the first-round primary two weeks ago, Haley very nearly clinched the nomination outright with 49% of the vote in a four-way race, just shy of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff, with Barrett in a distant second at 22%.

What makes this very interesting, of course, is the sheer number of sleazy attacks that Haley faced throughout the race -- ranging from allegations of infidelity to outright racist attacks on her Indian Sikh background, and on the sincerity of her conversion to Christianity as an adult. But in the end, the Republican electorate rallied behind Haley, despite or perhaps even because of the attacks that were lobbed her way.

Disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, mere months after serving his debt to society for bribing Congressmen and related shenanigans, is making mad dough these days in his new job.

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It's not every day that a magazine article takes down a four-star general.

The country woke this morning to the news of a profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone with quote after quote of the general and his aides dissing top Obama Administration officials, as well as the president himself. After a day-long media freak-out, McChrystal is set to meet with the president at the White House tomorrow with Robert Gibbs having pointedly left the door open to the general losing his job. All this comes at a time when the Afghan war is not going particularly well.

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Almost exactly one year after he "hiked the Appalachian Trail" with his Argentine lover, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was out of the office on Monday -- and his lieutenant governor says he didn't know where his boss was. Sound familiar?

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Spirit Airlines -- they of the multi-year labor dispute and the charge for carry-on bags -- would like to encourage you to buy tickets to Cancun, Puerto Rico, Atlantic City or Fort Lauderdale with a timely new ad campaign called Best Protection. The tag line? "Check out the oil on our beaches." And you thought Haley Barbour's tourism promotion campaign was offensive.

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Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ), whose Senate campaign in the Republican primary against Sen. John McCain has come under scrutiny due to his 2007 appearance in a questionable infomercial for "free money" from government grants, is standing by his involvement in the ad -- and saying "buyer beware."

In a live video webcast last night, Hayworth discussed the matter. "It is similar in many ways to my days in broadcasting, when we would have advertising clients, who would pay for a live endorsement," said Hayworth, in a clip that has been distributed by the McCain campaign. "I always say about any product or service, one of the staples I learned growing up is caveat emptor, 'buyer beware.' I think that is a given in any commercial endeavor - I would certainly hope in this one. But yeah, I'm a broadcaster, and yeah, I appeared in this, and yes, it was a job. And that's that."

That would be a fun slogan for a Senate campaign: "Buyer Beware."

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