The Green Papers: South Carolina 2007 Off Year Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2007. Find 2008 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Electoral Votes:8(1.49% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
2000 Census:4,025,061 (1.43% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):2,977,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):2,157,006
Capital:Columbia
 

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South Carolina State and Local Government


If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in a primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters. Voters may not vote in a political party’s runoff if they voted in another political party’s primary. However, voters who did not vote in either politicial party’s primary may vote in either politicial party’s runoff.

Candidates running unopposed for their Party's nomination will not appear on primary ballots.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator Lindsey Olin Graham
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Class 3 Republican Senator Jim DeMint
First elected: 2004.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1998; re-elected: 2000, 2002)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr.
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (4 Undetermined);
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

CD 1
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Republican Congressman Henry E. Brown, Jr.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 2
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Republican Congressman Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson
First Elected 18 December 2001 in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Floyd Spence.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 3
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Republican Congressman James Gresham "Gresham" Barrett
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 4
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Republican Congressman Robert D. "Bob" Inglis
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 5
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Democratic Congressman John McKee Spratt, Jr.
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 6
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Democratic Congressman James E. "Jim" Clyburn
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Secretary of State Mark Hammond
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Attorney General Henry McMaster
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Treasurer Converse A. Chellis, III
Appointed: 3 August 2007 by the state Legislature
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
 On 19 June 2007, Treasurer Thomas Ravenel was indicted on federal cocaine charges and suspended from office by Governor Mark Sanford. He officially resigned on 24 July 2007. Mr. Ravenel was first elected in 2006. On 20 June 2007 Governor Mark Sanford appointed Kenneth B. "Ken" Wingate as acting Treasurer. On 3 August 2007 the state Legislature elected state Representative Converse Chellis (Republican) to fill the position.

Comptroller General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Adjutant General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Adjutant General Stanhope S. "Stan" Spears
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998, 2002, 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner Hugh E. Weathers
Named Interim Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of South Carolina on 14 September 2004 by Governor Mark Sanford upon the suspension of Republican Agriculture Commissioner Charles "Charlie" Sharpe; first elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Superintendent of Education  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Education Superintendent Jim Rex
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents
  Republican: 14 incumbents
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


  2007 Off Year Election Home  
 
  U.S. Senate Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Gubernatorial Popular Vote by Party  
  U.S. House Popular Vote and FEC Total Receipts by Party  
  Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less  
  Contests Where No Candidate Received a Majority  
 
2007 Election Dates:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
Poll Closing Times:   Chronologically   --   Alphabetically  
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  Governors     Senate     House  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2007 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength  


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