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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 , 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): July , 2018
Filing Deadline (Other Parties): August , 2018
Primary: June , 2018
Primary Runoff: June , 2018

This page was last updated on March 14, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Henry McMaster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Yancey McGill (R) - Ex-Lt. Governor, Ex-State Sen. & Ex-Democrat

Mark Sanford (R) - Congressman, Ex-Governor, Real Estate Developer & USAF Veteran

Catherine Templeton (R) - Ex-State Cabinet Member, Attorney & Manufacturing Consultant

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:
Kevin Bryant (R)*

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:

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

Davis - Libertarian

Tim Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Mark Sanford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Ted Fienning (R) - Businessman, Real Estate Investor & USMC Veteran
Tom Perez (R) - Defense Industry Consultant & Naval Reserve Officer

District 2:
A.G. "Joe" Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Lindsey Graham

District 3:
Jeff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hosea Cleveland (D) - Insurance Agency Owner, Civil Engineer, Army Veteran & '14/'16 Candidate

District 4:
Trey Gowdy (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Liz Patterson

District 5 - Special Election 2017:
Filing Closes: March 13, 2017 - Primary: May 2, 2017 - Runoff: May 16, 2017 - General: June 20, 2017
[ Mick Mulvaney (R)* - Resigned February 16, 2017 to become US Office of Management & Budget Dir. ]
Chad Connelly (R) - Ex-State GOP Chair, Businessman & Engineer
Ray Craig (R) - International Ministry Aid Worker, Ex-Tech Salesman & '16 Candidate
Sheri Few (R) - Education Activist & '14 State Education Supt. Candidate
Tom Mullikin (R) - SC State Guard Commander, Attorney, Ex-Congressiona Aide & Army Veteran
Ralph Norman (R) - State Rep., Real Estate Developer & '06 Nominee
Tommy Pope (R) - State House Speaker Pro Tempore, Ex-16th Circuit Solicitor & Attorney
Kris Wampler (R) - Attorney
Alexis Frank (D) - Recent College Graduate & Army Veteran
Les Murphy (D) - USMC Veteran
Archie Parnell (D) - Ex-Wall Street Executive, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Josh Thornton (American) - Teacher
David Kulma (Green) - Music Teacher & Composer
Bill Bledsoe (Libertarian/Constitution) - Veterinarian & '14/'16 US Sen Candidate
Nathaniel Cooper (Libertarian) - Mechanical Engineer
Victor Kocher (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Chair, Pawn Shop Owner & Frequent Candidate

District 6:
Jim Clyburn (D)* - (House Asst. Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Tom Rice (R)* - (Campaign Site)


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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