The Lessons of Madison Cawthorn

Eric Medlin
3 min readMay 23, 2022

Do not follow his lead.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, parts of which are located in Madison Cawthorn’s district. Source: USA Today

Madison Cawthorn lost his primary for Congress in North Carolina last week. He joins the minority of sitting congressmen who have not reached the general election after their first term. In most cases, name recognition and the support of their party propels a congressman past their primary opponent and on to the general election.

Eric Medlin

I’m a writer interested in the intersections of history, ideas, and politics. I publish every week.