Madison Cawthorn Madison Cawthorne, the anti-LGBTQ 26-year-old who has represented North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives since winning election in November 2020, has fallen short in his bid to be re-elected, losing to North Carolina state Sen.
Chuck Edwards in the Republican Primary today (Tuesday, May 17). Cawthorn, who was backed by Donald Trump, called Edwards earlier in the evening to concede.
At 10:31 p.m. eastern, Cawthorn tweeted congratulations to Edwards, adding, “It’s time for NC-11 GOP to rally behind the Republican ticket to defeat the Democrats’ nominee this November.” Cawthorn has been plagued by scandal after scandal in recent weeks, some of them of his own making.
He was stopped in February 2021 by airport security in Asheville, N.C., for trying to board a plane with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag, and then again in Charlotte, N.C., last month for the same thing.