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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
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on November 19, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

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

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jim Hodges

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Kevin Bryant (R)* - Lost Primary for Governor in 2018. ]
won Pamela Evette (R) - Businesswoman & Accountant

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Mark Hammond (R)*

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

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

SC Republican Party

COMPTROLLER GENERAL:
Richard Eckstrom (R)*

STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION:
Molly Spearman (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.
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

Eddie White (R) - Corporate Sales Manager & Trump Campaign Activist
William Stone (D)
Bill Bledsoe (C) - Veterinarian & '14/'16 Candidate
Matthew Knights (I) - Musician, Singer & Songwriter

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. ]
won Joe Cunningham (D) - Attorney & Ocean Engineer

Katie Arrington (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Defense Contractor Sales Executive
Chip Campsen (R) - State Sen, Ex-State Rep & Attorney
Tom Davis (R) - State Sen & Attorney
Larry Grooms (R) - State Sen, Businessman & '13 Candidate
Larry Kobrovsky (R) - Charleston GOP Chair & Attorney
Nancy Mace (R) - State Rep, Businesswoman & Author
Mark Sanford (R) - Ex-Governor & Ex-Congressman
Mike Seekings (R) - Charleston City Councilman & Attorney
Elliott Summey (R) - Charleston County Councilman
Catherine Templeton (R) - Ex-State Cabinet Member, Attorney & '18 Gov Candidate

District 2:
Joe Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Lindsey Graham

District 3:
Jeff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 4:
[ Trey Gowdy (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
won William Timmons (R) - State Sen., Attorney & Businessman

Liz Patterson

District 5 :
Ralph Norman (R)* - (Campaign Site)

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

District 7:
Tom Rice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dewon Huggins (R) - Transgender Rights Activist & '16 St Rep Candidate



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jim DeMint - 1998

American Party of South Carolina (A)
Constitution Party of South Carolina (C)
South Carolina Democratic Party (D)
South Carolina Green Party (G)
Libertarian Party of South Carolina (L)
South Carolina Republican Party (R)
South Carolina Working Families Party (WF)


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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