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2010 South Carolina Congressional and Statewide Races
Filing Deadline: 3/30/10, Party Convention Deadline: 5/15/10, Primary: 6/8/10, Run-off: 6/22/10, Independent Filing Deadline: 7/15/10, Party Nomination Deadline: 8/16/10, General Election: 11/2/10,
Last Updated: November 29, 2010
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Governor, 55.1% in '06, Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (R) barred from seeking 3rd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Republican, Cook Political Report: Lean Republican, Rasmussen Reports' Gubernatorial Scorecard: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
St. Sen. Vincent A. Sheheen (D) 46.9%, St. Rep. Nikki Randhawa Haley (R) 51.4%, businessman Morgan Bruce Reeves (G 0.9%, Cit 0.6%) 1.5%,
write-in 0.2%,
Lt. Governor, 50.1% in '06, 2nd term, André Bauer (R) ran for Governor, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-congressional aide J. Ashley Cooper (D) 44.8%, Co. Council member J. Ken Ard (R) 55.2%, write-in 0.1%,
Attorney General, 99.2% in '06, 2nd term, Henry D. McMaster (R) ran for Governor, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Matthew Richardson (D) 44.2%, attorney Alan Wilson (R) 53.7%, Leslie Minerd (G) 2.0%,
write-in 0.0%,
Secretary of State, 61.2% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
party activist Marjorie L. Johnson (D) 39.0%, Mark Hammond (R) 60.9%, write-in 0.1%,
Treasurer, 52.2% in '06, 3rd term, next election in 2010, Thomas Ravenel (R) resigned following indictment, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat businessman Curtis Loftis (R) 98.9%, write-in 1.1%,
Comptroller, 53.3% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Rep. Robert Barber (D) 43.4%, Richard A. Eckstrom (R) 56.5%, write-in 0.1%,
Adjutant General, 58.1% in '06, Stanhope Spears (R) not seeking re-election, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Bob Livingston (R) 99.25%, write-in 0.75%,
Superintendent of Schools, 47.5% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010, Jim Rex (D) ran for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democrat,
ex-U.S. Deputy Ed. Sec. Frank Holleman (D) 43.1%, Newberry College president Mick Zais (R) 51.3%, '98 Gov. nominee / '06 nominee / teacher Tim Moultrie (L) 2.7%,
Doretha A. Bull (G) 1.6%,
Tony Fayyazi (Ind) 1.4%,
write-in 0.0%,
Agriculture Commissioner, 59.7% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Tom E Elliott (D) 39.9%, Hugh Weathers (R) 60.1%, write-in 0.0%,
Senator, 53.7% in '04, 1st term, Next election in 2010, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Rasmussen Reports' Balance of Power: Solid Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Ken Rubin: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Safe Republican,
unemployed veteran Alvin M. Greene (D) 27.7%, Jim DeMint (R) 61.5%, anti-nuclear activist Tom Clements (G) 9.2%,
write-in 1.7%, Brandon Brown (WI), celebrity chef Nathalie Dupree (WI), attorney Mazie Ferguson (D/WI), teacher Greg Snoad (WI),
Senator, 57.5% in '08, 2nd term, next election in 2014, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Lindsey O. Graham (R),
1st Congressional District, 51.9% in '08, Henry E. Brown Jr. (R) retiring after 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Republican,
'04 Senate candidate / '06 candidate ex-police officer Ben Frasier (D) 28.7%, St. Rep. Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (R) 65.4%, Rob Groce (WF) 1.8%,
Robert Dobbs (G) 1.4%,
Keith Blandford (L) 1.2%,
Jimmy Wood (Ind) 1.1%,
M. E. "Mac" McCullough (Cit) 0.4%,
write-in 0.1%,
2nd Congressional District, 53.7% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, The Hill's Race Ratings: Likely Republican,
'08 nominee / Iraqi War veteran Rob Miller (D) 43.8%, Addison G. "Joe" Wilson (R) 53.5%, Eddie McCain (L) 1.6%,
contractor / pilot Marc Beaman (C) 1.1%,
write-in 0.0%,
3rd Congressional District, 64.7% in '08, 4th term, J. Gresham Barrett (R) running for Governor, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
'08 nominee / retired Air Force Capt. Jane B. Dyer (D 32.9%, WF 3.3%) 36.2%, St. Rep. Jeff D. Duncan (R) 62.5%, John Dalen (C) 1.3%,
write-in 0.1%,
4th Congressional District, 60.1% in '08, 3rd / 6th term, Bob Inglis (R) defeated in primary, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
Beverage Air VP / veteran Paul Corden (D) 28.8%, solicitor Trey Gowdy (R) 63.4%, Dave Edwards (C) 5.1%,
'96, '98, '00, '02 Natural Law Party Nominee / '04, '06 & '08 Green Party Nominee hair salon owner C. Faye Walters (G) 1.2%,
Rick Mahler (L) 1.4%,
write-in 0.1%,
5th Congressional District, 61.6% in '08, 14th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Chris Cillizza: one of the most likely seats to switch parties, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Tossup, Cook Political Report: Toss Up, Rothenberg Political Report: Lean Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican, First Readís Field of 64, The Hill's Race Ratings: Toss-up,
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D) 44.8%, St. Sen. J. Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (R) 55.1%, write-in 0.1%,
6th Congressional District, 67.5% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican,
James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D) 62.9%, Jim Pratt (R) 36.4%, Nammu Y. Muhammad (G) 0.7%,
write-in 0.0%,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to South Carolina Political Parties:
(Com) Communist Party
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(Ind) = Independence Party
(Labor) = Labor Party
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(South) = Southern Party
(Cit) = United Citizens Party
(WF) = Working Families Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates

4. South Carolina Media Links:
Aiken Standard
Anderson Independent-Mail
Beaufort Gazette
Carolina Morning News
Charleston Daily News
Charleston Mercury
Charleston Post & Courier
Charlotte Observer
Chester News & Reporter
Columbia Point
Florence Morning News
Greenwood Index-Journal
Greenville News
Hartsville Messenger
Hilton Head Island Packet
Kingstree News
Lexington County Chronicle
Myrtle Beach Sun-News
Orangeburg The Times and Democrat
Palmetto Journal
Pawley's Island Coastal Observer
Rock Hill Herald
Seneca Daily Journal Messenger
South Carolina Hotline
South Carolina's Information Highway
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Columbia State
Sumter Item
Union Daily Times
WCBD TV-2
WCIV TV-4
WCSC TV-5
WLTX TV-19
WOLO TX-25
WPDE TV-15


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