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Jun 13, 2018

Attorney General Wilson in Republican runoff with Atwater

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has been forced into a runoff for the Republican nomination. Wilson will take on state Rep. Todd Atwater in the runoff June 26. Wilson nearly won the nomination outright, but fell just over 1 percentage point short in unofficial results from June 12’s primary. Atwater hammered Wilson […]

Jun 13, 2018

SC primary voters like Trump’s tax cuts, medical marijuana

COLUMBIA (AP) Both Democratic and Republican primary voters in South Carolina have overwhelmingly approved questions their parties put on the ballot. Republicans asked their primary voters June 12 if they supported bringing the South Carolina tax code into “conformity with the new Trump tax cuts.” The GOP also asked its voters if they support only allowing […]

Jun 13, 2018

Runoffs set for several SC Congressional District races

COLUMBIA (AP) One incumbent U.S. House member won and one lost in June 12’s primaries in South Carolina. U.S. Rep. Tom Rice easily won the Republican nomination as he seeks a fourth term, beating Larry Guy Hammond of Myrtle Beach in the 7th District that runs from Florence to Myrtle Beach. He will face the […]

Jun 11, 2018

All 7 of South Carolina’s US House seats in play

COLUMBIA (AP) Voters of South Carolina’s 4th congressional district face a crowded field in June 12’s primary. Some 13 Republicans and five Democrats are vying for the seat now held by Rep. Trey Gowdy. He announced his retirement from Congress earlier this year. Republicans have held the seat anchored by Greenville and Spartanburg for two […]

Feb 9, 2018

South Carolina lawmaker proposes delaying primary election

COLUMBIA (AP) A South Carolina lawmaker has proposed delaying filing for this year’s elections because the state has not passed a law to allow candidates for lieutenant governor and governor to run on the same ticket. Republican Sen. Harvey Peeler of Gaffney on Feb. 8 floated a proposal that would also put off this year’s June […]

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