Thursday, June 24, 2004

Pro-Immigration GOP Candidates Win

Incumbent Congressman Chris Cannon defeated an anti-immigration opponent in the Republican primary for the 3rd Congressional District of Utah.

In South Carolina, Congressman Jim DeMint defeated a protectionist candidate and earned the opportunity to take Fritz Hollings seat in November.

According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription):

Tuesday night was not a good one for Republican opponents of immigration reform and free trade. Primary races in South Carolina and Utah, respectively, saw protectionism defeated and the forces of rational immigration policy prevail. And by wide margins...

The results in Utah and South Carolina should convince Republican candidates that immigration reform and free trade can be political winners -- even in the least likely places. Moreover, these ideals help to define the GOP as a inclusive, pro-growth, forward-looking party.


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