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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

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): March 30, 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): July , 2018
Filing Deadline (Other Parties): August , 2018
Primary: June 12, 2018
Primary Runoff: June 26, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on July 13, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the election.)

Henry McMaster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
& Pamela Evette (R) - Businesswoman & Accountant

James Smith (D) - State Rep., Attorney & Afghan War Veteran
& Mandy Powers Norrell (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Martin Barry (American) - Medical Research Associate
& James Cartee (American) - Theatre Director

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Jim Hodges

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Kevin Bryant (R)* - Lost Primary for Governor in 2018. ]

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mark Hammond (R)*
Melvin Whittenburg (D) - Retired Army Officer & Businessman

STATE TREASURER:
Curtis Loftis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rosalyn Glenn (D) - Financial Advisor & Baptist Minister
Sarah Work (American) - Accountant

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Alan Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Constance Anastopoulo (D) - Law Professor & Attorney

SC Republican Party

COMPTROLLER GENERAL:
Richard Eckstrom (R)*

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION:
Molly Spearman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Israel Romero (D) - Consultant & '12 State Rep Candidate

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
Hugh Weathers (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Edmond (Green) - Minister & Frequent Candidate
Chris Nelums (United Citizens) - Pastor, Grant Writer & Frequent Candidate

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.
Peggy Kandies (R) - Business Parts Manager, Ex-Interior Decorator & Artists
Mark Sloan (R) - Minister & Manufacturing Executive

John Warren (R) - Mortgage Company Executive, Iraq War Veteran  & '18 Gov Candidate

Bill Bledsoe (Constitution) - Veterinarian & '14/'16 Candidate

Davis - Libertarian

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
[ Mark Sanford (R)* - Lost Primary for Renomination in 2018. ]
Katie Arrington (R) - State Rep. & Defense Contractor Sales Executive
Joe Cunningham (D) - Attorney & Ocean Engineer

District 2:
Joe Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Sean Carrigan (D) - Real Estate Agent & Retired Army Sergeant
Sonny Narang (American) - Liquor Store Owner

Lindsey Graham

District 3:
Jeff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mary Geren (D) - College Instructor & '16 State Rep. Nominee
Dave Moore (American) - Retired Library of Congress Employee & Vietnam War Veteran

District 4:
[ Trey Gowdy (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
William Timmons (R) - State Sen., Attorney & Businessman
Brandon Brown (D) - University Official, Ex-Businessman & '04 Nominee
Guy Furay (American) - Insurance Agent

Liz Patterson

District 5 :
Ralph Norman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Archie Parnell (D) - Ex-Wall Street Executive, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & '17 Nominee
Michael Chandler (Constitution) - Confederate Heritage Activist & '16 Nominee

District 6:
Jim Clyburn (D)* - (House Asst. Minority Leader Site) - (Campaign Site)
Gerhard Gressmann (R) - Pastor, Retired Federal Employee & Vietnam War Veteran
Bryan Pugh (Green) - Graduate Research Assistant & Ex-Police Officer

District 7:
Tom Rice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Robert Q. Williams (D) - State Rep., Business Development Consultant & Iraq War Veteran



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
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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