Graham, Scott win big

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Frank Johnson/Independent U.S. Sen. Tim Scott greets a voter Tuesday morning at Goose Creek Primary School, where Scott cast a ballot.

Republican and Democratic voters will be back at the polls June 24 for a runoff election for several statewide offices.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, some of the races do not have clear runoff contestants.

However, what is clear, is that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn all secured their parties’ nominations. Each will face opposition in the general.

In the June 24 runoff, Republicans will have to choose between Henry McMaster and either Mike Campbell or Pat McKinney for lieutenant governor; and Molly Spearman and either Sally Atwater or Sheri Few for superintendent of education.

Here are the likely Republican nominations for other contests:

Treasurer – Curtis Loftis

Adjutant general – Bob Livingston

Commissioner of agriculture – Hugh Weathers

U.S. Senate – Lindsey Graham

U.S. Senate (unexpired term) – Tim Scott

U.S. House of Representatives, District 6 – Anthony Culler

Republicans also voted yes, overwhelmingly, for the two ballot questions: life begins at conception and the state income tax should be replaced.

For Democrats, they will likely have to choose between Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson for superintendent of education

U.S. Senate – Brad Hutto

U.S. Senate (unexpired term) – Joyce Dickerson

U.S. House of Representatives, District 6 – Jim Clyburn

Democrats also voted yes, overwhelmingly, for three ballot questions: state control of gaming, using gaming to fund infrastructure repairs, and legalizing marijuana for severe medical conditions.

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