The Green Papers: South Carolina 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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]


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

 
           

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 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
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Angela Geter
  Candidate Democratic     Brandon Greene
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Krystle N. Matthews
FEC S2SC00103; 30 Jun 21; Tot $27,003; Dsb $19,561
  Candidate Democratic     Viresh Sinha
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
FEC S4SC00240; 30 Jun 21; Tot $11,790,130; Dsb $5,034,842
  Candidate Republican     Timothy "Tim" Swain
FEC S2SC00095

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

  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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     former Member of Congress  Joseph Kendrick "Joe" Cunningham
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2020.
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Mia S. McCleod
  Candidate Democratic     Gary Votour
  Candidate Republican     former Fort Lawn Town Council Member Al BellaVance
  Candidate Republican     Peggy Kandies
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Henry D. McMaster

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

  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 (6 Undetermined);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  Nancy R. Mace
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Thomas Jason "T.J." Allen
FEC H2SC01093
  Candidate Republican     Ingrid Centurion
FEC H2SC01085
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Nancy R. Mace
FEC H0SC01394; 30 Jun 21; Tot $1,381,668; Dsb $515,567
  Candidate Republican     Lynz Piper-Loomis
FEC H2SC01077; 30 Jun 21; Tot $17,106; Dsb $14,846

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 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
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gregory Blane Karr
FEC H2SC02166
  Candidate Democratic     Juddson "Judd" Larkins
FEC H2SC02182
  Candidate Republican     Melissa McFadden
FEC H2SC02174
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.
FEC H2SC02059; 30 Jun 21; Tot $248,878; Dsb $209,569

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Republican Member of Congress  Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan
FEC H0SC03077; 30 Jun 21; Tot $265,415; Dsb $326,689

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Michael James LaPierre
FEC H2SC04139
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
FEC H8SC04250; 30 Jun 21; Tot $185,948; Dsb $124,089

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5 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
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Ralph W. Norman, Jr.
FEC H8SC05158; 30 Jun 21; Tot $107,680; Dsb $549,450

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (4) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Antonio Addison
FEC H2SC06126
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
FEC H2SC02042; 30 Jun 21; Tot $648,787; Dsb $559,618
  Candidate Democratic     Gregg Marcel Dixon
FEC H2SC06134
  Candidate Republican     John Chapman
FEC H2SC06118

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7 Republican Member of Congress  Hugh Thompson "Tom" Rice, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (13) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ryan Nigel Norfield Norris, Jr.
FEC H2SC07157
  Candidate Republican     Graham Allen
FEC H2SC07256; 30 Jun 21; Tot $501,245; Dsb $38,430
  Candidate Republican     Barbara Arthur
FEC H2SC07231; 30 Jun 21; Tot $52,814; Dsb $2,854
  Candidate Republican     Garrett Barton
FEC H2SC07298
  Candidate Republican     Justin Keith Davison
FEC H2SC07199
  Candidate Republican     Tom Dunn
FEC H2SC07215; 30 Jun 21; Tot $16,056; Dsb $12,975
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Russell W. Fry
FEC H2SC07280
  Candidate Republican     Georhe William Kite
FEC H2SC07165
  Candidate Republican     former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark Struthers McBride
FEC H2SC07272; 30 Jun 21; Tot $3,406; Dsb $1,395
  Candidate Republican     Steve Reichert
FEC H2SC07223; 30 Jun 21; Tot $15,625; Dsb $10,315
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Hugh Thompson "Tom" Rice, Jr.
FEC H2SC07066; 30 Jun 21; Tot $731,345; Dsb $266,383
  Candidate Republican     Horry County School Board Chairman  William Kenneth "Ken" Richardson
FEC H2SC07173; 30 Jun 21; Tot $179,797; Dsb $81,832
  Candidate Republican     Jeanette M. Spurlock
FEC H2SC07207; 30 Jun 21; Tot $243; Dsb $1,768

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

  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

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

  Republican Attorney General  Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer  Curtis M. "Curt" Loftis, Jr.
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

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

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

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

  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

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

  Republican Education Superintendent  Molly Mitchell Spearman
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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, 13 candidates
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 28 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)
  Green (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  American
  Labor
  Unity
  Working Families
Independents
  Independent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  South Carolina Code of Laws
Election Authority
  South Carolina State Election Commission
  South Carolina's Voter Information Resource
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  South Carolina Legislature
Democratic
  South Carolina Democratic Party
  South Carolina House Democratic Caucus
  South Carolina Senate Democratic Caucus
Republican
  South Carolina Republican Party
  The South Carolina Senate Republican Caucus
Third Party
  Alliance Party formerly called The American Party of South Carolina
  Labor Party
  South Carolina Green Party
  South Carolina Labor Party
  South Carolina Working Families Party
  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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