'The Race Is On': Arrington Disputes That Opponent Fully Stopped Campaigning After Her Accident
Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington said Tuesday that while she was recovering from a horrific car crash last June, she learned that her opponent hadn't fully stopped campaigning.
Arrington said she broke several ribs and both her feet in the head-on crash, fractured her second vertebrae in her back, lost most of her small intestine, lost her right colon and ruptured her aorta.
She scored an upset primary victory over incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford last month in South Carolina.
Arrington said she was told during her recovery that Joe Cunningham, her Democratic opponent, hadn't fully stopped campaigning while she was incapacitated.
Cunningham had announced shortly after the crash that he would temporarily pull his campaign ads, but Arrington said she heard otherwise.
"People were telling me there were fundraising emails going out while I was still incapacitated," she said on "Outnumbered Overtime."
She said hearing that news caused her "great concern," but that "the race is on."
"[Cunningham] cancelled one or two events but he was still sending out emails and twisting some truths with some local politicians here."
Arrington also received an endorsement from President Trump and called it an overwhelming moment.
Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
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