Rep. Cawthorn concedes GOP primary to Edwards

Madison Cawthorn (Photo: CNN)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — First-term U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn has conceded to North Carolina state Sen. Chuck Edwards in the Republican congressional primary.

Luke Ball, a spokesperson for Cawthorn’s campaign, told The Associated Press late Tuesday that Cawthorn had conceded the race.

A fast-food franchise owner, Edwards with a victory would advance to the November election against Democrat Jasmine Beach-Ferrara.

The first-term congressman and pro-Donald Trump firebrand trailed Edwards slightly with most of the votes counted.

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

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