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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, 2020
Filing Deadline (Independents): July , 2020
Filing Deadline (Other Parties): August , 2020
Primary: June 9, 2020
Primary Runoff: June 23, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on March 31, 2020


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

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

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jim Hodges

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Pamela Evette (R)*

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)
Duke Buckner (R) - Ex-Walterboro City Councilman, Attorney & Ex-Teacher
Michael LaPierre (R) - Retired Businessman, Author, Pastor & Nonprofit Group Executive
Joe Reynolds (R) - Marine Engineer
Jaime Harrison (D) - Ex-State Democratic Chair, Attorney, Lobbyist & Ex-Congressional Aide
Bill Bledsoe (C) - Veterinarian & '14/'16 Candidate
Keenan Wallace Dunham (L) - Horry County Libertarian Chair & '16/'20 Pres Candidate
David Weikle (L) - Radio Show Host, Iraq War Veteran & '18 St Rep Candidate

Davis - Libertarian

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Joe Cunningham (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Cox (R) - Political Organizer & Trump Campaign Activist

Kathy Landing (R) - Mount Pleasant Town Councilwoman & Financial Advisor
Nancy Mace (R) - State Rep, Businesswoman & Author

Brad Mole (R) - City Business Development Coordinator

District 2:
Joe Wilson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Bishop (R) - Springdale Mayor, Fertilizer Inspector & Cemetery Owner
Adair Boroughs (D) - Attorney & Ex-Teacher
Sonny Narang (A) - Liquor Store Owner, Maintenance Supervisor & '18 Candidate
Kathleen Wright (C)

Lindsey Graham

District 3:
Jeff Duncan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Hosea Cleveland (D) - Insurance Agent, Civil Engineer, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Mark Welch (D) - Retired Teacher

District 4:
William Timmons (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kim Nelson (D) - Graduate Student & Pro-Vaccines Activist
Michael Chandler (C) - Confederate Heritage Activist & '16/'18 Nominee

Liz Patterson

District 5 :
Ralph Norman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Moe Brown (D) - Ex-State Commerce Dept. Official & Ex-College Football Player
Sidney Moore (D) - Ex-York County Councilman, Retired Businessman & Frequent Candidate

District 6:
Jim Clyburn (D)* - (House Majority Whip Site) - (Campaign Site)
John McCollum (R)
Mark Hackett (C)
Harrison Shuler (I) - Amazon Employee

District 7:
Tom Rice (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Melissa Watson (D) - Nonprofit Executive, Social Worker & Democratic Activist
Robert Williams (D) - State Rep., Business Consultant, Iraq War Veteran & '18 Nominee
William "Cowboy" Williams (D) - Retired US Postal Service Manager & Vietnam War Veteran
Larry Guy Hammond (L) - Pastor, Ex-Businessman & '18 Candidate
Dewon Huggins (I) - Weather Forecaster, Transgender Rights Activist & '16 St Rep Candidate



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jim DeMint - 1998

South Carolina Alliance Party (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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