The Green Papers: South Carolina 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Runoff: Tuesday 28 June 2022
General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Wednesday 30 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 14 June 2022 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Runoff. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Friday 15 July 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,124,712 (1.65% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
2010 Census:4,645,975 (1.50% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Columbia
 

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South Carolina State and Local Government


If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

Voters who voted in a party's primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.

The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running unopposed for their Party's nomination will not appear on primary ballots.

A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary elections or the election of President or Vice-president.

While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the November ballot. [Section 7-11-10]

13 May 2022: Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) signed S 0108 {Rat #165} that bans fusion voting (candidates can run under the banner of mulitiple parties) effective in 2023.

The Alliance, Constitution, Green, Independence, Labor, Libertarian, United Citizens, and Working Families Parties may nominate by convention.


2022 Election Calendar from the South Carolina State.

Candidate Tracking from the South Carolina State Election Commission.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Lindsey Olin Graham
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
Served in U.S. House- first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012. Appointed to the U.S. Senate: 2 January 2013 (re: resignation of Senator James W. "Jim" DeMint [Republican]); first elected in a special election: 4 November 2014; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Catherine Fleming Bruce
FEC S2SC00145; 31 Mar 22; Tot $17,702; Dsb $15,180
  Candidate Democratic     Angela Geter
FEC S2SC00111; 31 Mar 22; Tot $15,221; Dsb $14,893
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Krystle N. Matthews
FEC S2SC00103; 31 Mar 22; Tot $95,550; Dsb $59,467
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
FEC S4SC00240; 31 Mar 22; Tot $31,124,275; Dsb $15,386,669
  Candidate Independent     Larry Adams, Jr.
FEC S2SC00137
  Candidate Write-in     William Wise Murray, IV
FEC S2SC00160

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Henry D. McMaster
24 January 2017: Ascended to the Governor's Chair following the resignation of Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) who became United Nations Ambassador; first elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (11)
  Candidate Democratic     Carlton Boyd
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Joseph Kendrick "Joe" Cunningham
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2020.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Maymia S. "Mia" McCleod
  Candidate Democratic     Calvin Jerome "CJ Mack" McMillan
  Candidate Democratic     William H. "Cowboy" Williams
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Henry D. McMaster
  Candidate Republican     Harrison "Trucker Bob" Musselwhite
  Candidate Libertarian     Morgan "Bruce" Reeves
  Candidate Independence     Jokie J. Beckett, Jr.
  Candidate Independence     Michael Copland
  Candidate Labor     Gary M. Votour

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. (Beginning in 2018, the Lieutenant Governor will be elected on same ticket with the Governor.)

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor  Pamela Evette
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (3 Undetermined, 3 Renominated);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Nancy R. Mace
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (7) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Annie Andrews
FEC H2SC01127; 31 Mar 22; Tot $781,739; Dsb $264,273
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Katherine E. Stolark "Katie" Arrington
FEC H2SC01150; 31 Mar 22; Tot $813,877; Dsb $59,416
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Nancy R. Mace
FEC H0SC01394; 31 Mar 22; Tot $3,830,437; Dsb $1,857,212
  Candidate Republican     Lynz Nicole Piper-Loomis
FEC H2SC01077; 31 Mar 22; Tot $117,688; Dsb $113,345
  Candidate Alliance Party     Joseph P. Oddo
  Candidate Labor     Lucas Devan Faulk
  Candidate Independent     Alejandro Ariel Otman
FEC H2SC01135; 31 Mar 22; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.
First Elected 18 December 2001 in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Floyd Spence.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Juddson "Judd" Larkins
FEC H2SC02182; 31 Mar 22; Tot $42,019; Dsb $38,193
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.
FEC H2SC02059; 31 Mar 22; Tot $629,224; Dsb $452,462

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan
FEC H0SC03077; 31 Mar 22; Tot $958,509; Dsb $914,751

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (6) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kenneth H. "Ken" Hill
  Candidate Republican     George Assad Abuzeid
FEC H2SC04154; 31 Mar 22; Tot $15,837; Dsb $6,989
  Candidate Republican     John Mark "Mark" Burns
FEC H2SC04147; 31 Mar 22; Tot $145,903; Dsb $124,312
  Candidate Republican     Michael James "Mike" LaPierre
FEC H2SC04139; 31 Mar 22; Tot $153,012; Dsb $45,490
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
FEC H8SC04250; 31 Mar 22; Tot $629,408; Dsb $414,282
  Candidate Constitution     Michael Chandler
FEC H2SC04121

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ralph W. Norman, Jr.
First elected in a Special Election: 20 June 2017 [re: resignation of Member of Congress John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump Administration]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Kevin Eckert
FEC H2SC05094; 31 Mar 22; Tot $13,172; Dsb $10,703
  Candidate Democratic     Evangeline S. Hundley
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Ralph W. Norman, Jr.
FEC H8SC05158; 31 Mar 22; Tot $441,806; Dsb $779,330
  Candidate Green     Larry J. Gaither, Jr.

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Antonio Addison
FEC H2SC06126
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
FEC H2SC02042; 31 Mar 22; Tot $2,041,494; Dsb $1,625,106
  Candidate Democratic     Gregg Marcel "Marcel" Dixon
FEC H2SC06134; 31 Mar 22; Tot $34,374; Dsb $25,154
  Candidate Republican     former Walterboro City Council Member Dwayne "Duke" Buckner
FEC H2SC06142; 31 Mar 22; Tot $51,255; Dsb $19,786
  Candidate Republican     Auriol Sonia "A. Sonia" Morris
aka Auriol Sonia Pollard

FEC H2SC06159; 31 Mar 22; Tot $3,755; Dsb $4

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Hugh Thompson "Tom" Rice, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (10) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daryl W. Scott
FEC H2SC07314
  Candidate Republican     Barbara Arthur
FEC H2SC07231; 31 Mar 22; Tot $133,828; Dsb $25,313
  Candidate Republican     Garrett Barton
FEC H2SC07298; 31 Mar 22; Tot $237,047; Dsb $165,151
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Russell W. Fry
FEC H2SC07280; 31 Mar 22; Tot $619,371; Dsb $171,265
  Candidate Republican     former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark Struthers McBride
FEC H2SC07272; 31 Mar 22; Tot $50,499; Dsb $46,784
  Candidate Republican     Spencer Allen Morris
FEC H2SC07306; 31 Mar 22; Tot $21,837; Dsb $6,126
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Hugh Thompson "Tom" Rice, Jr.
FEC H2SC07066; 31 Mar 22; Tot $1,628,571; Dsb $751,601
  Candidate Republican     Horry County School Board Chairman  William Kenneth "Ken" Richardson
FEC H2SC07173; 31 Mar 22; Tot $844,138; Dsb $570,576
  Candidate Libertarian     Keenan W. Dunham
  Candidate Libertarian     Larry Guy Hammond
FEC H8SC07071

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  John Mark "Mark" Hammond
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     former West Columbia City Council Member Rosemounda Peggy "Peggy" Butler
  Candidate Republican     Keith Warrick Blandford
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  John Mark "Mark" Hammond

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Lauren L. Martel
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer  Curtis M. "Curt" Loftis, Jr.
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer  Curtis M. "Curt" Loftis, Jr.
  Candidate Alliance Party     Sarah E. Work

Comptroller General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election 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; re-elected: 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Republican; Constitution     William D. "Bill" Bledsoe
  Candidate Republican     Robert F. "Bob" Rozier, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Agriculture Commissioner  Hugh E. Weathers
  Candidate Green     David Edmond
  Candidate United Citizens     Chris Nelums

Superintendent of Education  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Education Superintendent  Molly Mitchell Spearman
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Education Superintendent Spearman will not seek re-election.
 Candidate list (10)
  Candidate Democratic     former Anderson County School Superintendent Gary L. Burgess, II
  Candidate Democratic     Lisa Ellis
  Candidate Democratic     Jerry N. Govan, Jr.
  Candidate Republican     Travis Bedson
  Candidate Republican     Bryan D. Chapman
  Candidate Republican     Kizzi Gibson
  Candidate Republican     Greenville County School Board Trustee  Lynda Leventis-Wells
  Candidate Republican     Lexington City Council Member  Kathy Maness
  Candidate Republican     Ellen Weaver
  Candidate Green     Patricia M. Mickel
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 21 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 2 candidates
  American
  Independence (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Labor: 2 candidates
  United Citizens: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Third Party
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  Labor Party
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  The Constitution Party of South Carolina
  The Unity Party of South Carolina
Media & others
  FITSNews - Sic Willie
  Greenville Magazine
  Lexington County Chronicle
  Politics1.com - South Carolina
  South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)
  Spartanburg Herald-Journal
  Statehouse Report - Charleston
  The Greenville News
  The Item - Sumter
  The Lancaster News
  The News & Reporter - Chester County
  The Post and Courier - Charleston
  The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg
  The Union Daily Times
  WCSC TV - CBS - Charleston
  WIS TV - NBC - Columbia
  WLTX TV - CBS - Columbia

 


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