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SOUTH CAROLINA

Your complete directory of South Carolina candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 30, 2016
Filing Deadline (Independents): July 15, 2016
Filing Deadline (Other Parties): August 15, 2016
Primary: June 14, 2016
Primary Runoff: June 28, 2016

This page was last updated on July 22, 2016


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Nikki Haley (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Jeff Duncan (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Realtor & Auctioneer
Curtis Loftis (R) - State Treasurer & Businessman
Henry McMaster (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-Attorney General, Ex-State GOP Chair, Ex-US Attorney & '10 Candidate
Tommy Pope (R) - State House Speaker Pro Tempore, Ex-Circuit Solicitor & Attorney
Mark Sanford (R) - Congressman, Ex-Governor, Real Estate Developer & USAF Veteran
Catherine Templeton (R) - Ex-State Cabinet Member, Attorney & Manufacturing Consultant
Alan Wilson (R) - Attorney General & Iraq War Veteran
Steve Benjamin (D) - Columbia Mayor & Attorney
Bakari Sellers (D) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '14 Lt.Gov. Nominee
James Smith (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Afghan War Veteran

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Jim Hodges

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Henry McMaster (R)* - (Campaign Site)

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mark Hammond (R)*

STATE TREASURER:
Curtis Loftis (R)* - (Campaign Site)

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Alan Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

COMPTROLLER GENERAL:
Richard Eckstrom (R)*

SC Republican Party

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION:
Molly Spearman (R)* - (Campaign Site)

ADJUTANT GENERAL:
Bob Livingston (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Hugh Weathers (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Tom Turnipseed - 1978


SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

State House ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

State Senate
( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Tim Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Thomas Dixon (D/Green) - Pastor & Community Activist
Mike Scarborough (American) - Attorney
Bill Bledsoe (Constitution/Libertarian) - Veterinarian & '14 Candidate
Tom Wells (Write In) - Religious Right Activist & Frequent Candidate

Davis - Libertarian

Lindsey Graham (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Electon in 2020.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Mark Sanford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dimitri Cherny (D) - Business Management Consultant & '14 Candidate
Albert Travison (American) - Realtor & Retired Salesman
Michael "MJ" Grier Jr. (Libertarian) - Store Manager

District 2:
A.G. "Joe" Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Arik Bjorn (D/Green) - Novelist, Screewriter & Progressive Activist
Eddie McCain (American) - Life Coach, Army Veteran, Libertarian Activist & '10/'14 Candidate

Lindsey Graham

District 3:
Jeff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hosea Cleveland (D) - Insurance Agency Owner & '14 Candidate

District 4:
Trey Gowdy (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Fedalei (D) - Attorney
Michael Chandler (Constitution)

Liz Patterson

District 5:
Mick Mulvaney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Fran Person (D) - Ex-Aide to VP Biden, Ex-Congressional Aide, University Official & Ex-USC Football Player
Rudy Barnes Jr. (American) - Attorney, Pastor & Retired Army Colonel
Chris Shields (Write-In) - Governance Consultant & Elections Assistance Expert

District 6:
Jim Clyburn (D)* - (House Asst. Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Laura Sterling (R) - Businesswoman & '12 State Rep. Candidate
Prince Mallory (Green) - Non-Profit Executive
Rick Piotrowski (Libertarian) - Frequent Candidate

District 7:
Tom Rice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mal Hyman (D) - College Professor


STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jim DeMint - 1998

American Party of South Carolina
Constitution Party of South Carolina
South Carolina Democratic Party
South Carolina Green Party
Libertarian Party of South Carolina
South Carolina Republican Party
South Carolina Working Families Party


Bryan Dorn

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

SCVotes.org


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Mark Sanford - 2006

Aiken Standard
Anderson Independent-Mail
Beaufort Gazette
Carolina Morning News (Beaufort)
Charleston City Paper (Alternative)
Charleston Mercury
Charleston Post & Courier
Chester News & Reporter
Columbia Point (Alternative)
Columbia The State
FitsNews.com (Conservative)
Florence Morning News
Greenville News
Greenwood Index-Journal
Greenville Magazine
Hartsville Messenger
Hilton Head Island Packet
Kingstree News
Lancaster News
Lexington County Chronicle
Myrtle Beach Sun-News
Orangeburg Times and Democrat
Pawley's Island Coastal Observer
SCHeadlines.com
SCHotline.com
Seneca Daily Journal-Messenger
South Carolina's Information Highway
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Statehouse Report
Sumter Item
Union Daily Times
WCBD TV-2 (NBC - Charleston)
WCIV TV-4 (ABC - Charleston)
WCSC TV-5 (CBS - Charleston)
WLTX TV-19 (CBS - Columbia)
WOLO TV-25 (ABC - Columbia)
WPDE TV-15 (ABC - Florence/Myrtle Beach)

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