by Evie Forham
South Carolina Republican congressional candidate Katie Arrington was moved out of intensive care and has begun physical therapy after a June 22 car crash left her in serious condition, a Thursday tweet from candidate’s Twitter account said.
Arrington is expected to make a full recovery after the collision.
Katie Arrington was moved out of ICU last night. Her physical therapy session today went extremely well and was twice as long as yesterday’s session. Katie knows these sessions are important steps toward her return to serving and fighting for the Lowcountry. #PrayForKatie
— Rep. Katie Arrington (@karringtonsc) June 28, 2018
Arrington was sitting in the passenger seat when another car driving in the wrong lane smashed into the South Caroline state representative’s vehicle. Arrington’s driver, the candidate’s friend, Jacqueline Goff, was also critically injured, reported The Post and Courier.
The other driver, Helen White, died at the scene.
Arrington had surgery on her abdomen and back.
She gained national attention when President Donald Trump endorsed her via Twitter in her bid to be representative of South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District over rival candidate Mark Sanford on June 12, the night of the Republican primary. Arrington beat Sanford 50.6 percent to 46.5 percent.
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
South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott will fill in at campaign events for Arrington while she recovers, reported Live 5 News.
Her Democratic opponent Joe Cunningham suspended campaign activities on Saturday. He will resume his campaign Thursday, reported The Post and Courier.
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Evie Forham is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation. Follow Evie on Twitter @eviefordham.