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2010 South Carolina Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
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: June 9, 2010
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties,
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: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Clear Advantage Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
St. Sen. Vincent A. Sheheen (D) 59.0%,
St. Sup. of Schools Jim Rex (D) 23.0%, St. Sen. Robert Ford (D) 18.0%,
St. Rep. Nikki Randhawa Haley (R) 48.9%, U.S. Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (R) 21.8%,
Att. Gen. Henry D. McMaster (R) 16.9%, Lt. Gov. André Bauer (R) 12.4%,
businessman Morgan Bruce Reeves (G, Cit),
Lt. Governor, 50.1% in '06, 2nd term, André Bauer (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-congressional aide J. Ashley Cooper (D), Co. Council member J. Ken Ard (R) 33.7%, attorney Bill Connor (R) 27.4%,
Larry Richter (R) 24.3%, Eleanor Kitzman (R) 14.6%,
Attorney General, 99.2% in '06, 2nd term, Henry D. McMaster (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Matthew Richardson (D), attorney Alan Wilson (R) 38.9%, ex-coSantee Cooper board member Leighton Lord III (R) 37.1%,
ex-chief Dep. Att. Gen. Robert Bolchoz (R) 23.9%,
Secretary of State, 61.2% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
party activist Marjorie L. Johnson (D), Mark Hammond (R),
Treasurer, 52.2% in '06, 3rd term, next election in 2010, Thomas Ravenel (R) resigned following indictment
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat businessman Curtis Loftis (R) 61.6%,
Converse A. Chellis, III (R) 38.4%,
Comptroller, 53.3% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-St. Rep. Robert Barber (D), Richard A. Eckstrom (R) 68.7%,
Mike Meilinger (R) 31.3%,
Adjutant General, 58.1% in '06, Stanhope Spears (R) not seeking re-election, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
No Democrat Bob Livingston (R),
Superintendent of Schools, 47.5% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010, Jim Rex (D) running for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-U.S. Deputy Ed. Sec. Frank Holleman (D) 56.2%,
Tom Thompson (D) 43.8%,
Newberry College president Mick Zais (R) 26.5%, contractor Elizabeth Moffly (R) 18.9%,
teacher Kelly Payne (R) 17.6%, Gary L. Burgess (R) 17.1%, professor Brent Nelsen (R) 12.7%, Glenn C. Price (R) 7.2%,
teacher Tim Moultrie (L),
Agriculture Commissioner, 59.7% in '06, 2nd term, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Tom E Elliott (D), Hugh Weathers (R),
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, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Republican, Ken Rubin: Safe Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Republican,
businessman Alvin M. Greene (D) 59.0%,
Co. Councilor A. Victor "Vic" Rawl (D) 41.0%,
Jim DeMint (R) 83.0%,
Attorney Susan McD. Gaddy (R) 17.0%,
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: Likely Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
Ben Frasier (D) 55.7%,
USAF Col. / Housing Comm'r. Robert D. Burton (D) 44.3%,
St. Rep. Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (R) 31.5%, City Councilor Paul Thurmond (R) 16.3%,
businessman Carroll "Tumpy" Campbell III (R) 14.4%, ex-school board member Larry Kobrovsky (R) 10.5%, Charleston Southern Univ. VP Stovall Witte (R) 8.9%, accountant Clark B. Parker (R) 8.4%, '08 candidate / ex-congressional aide / Gulf War vet. Katherine Jenerette (R) 4.8%, businessman Mark Lutz (R) 4.0%, town council member Ken Glasson (R) 1.2%,
2nd Congressional District, 53.7% in '08, 5th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Likely Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican,
'08 nominee / Iraqi War veteran Rob Miller (D), Addison G. "Joe" Wilson (R) 83.4%,
Phil Black (R) 16.6%,
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,
'08 nominee / retired Air Force Capt. Jane B. Dyer (D) 65.2%,
ex-felon / businessman Brian Ryan B. Doyle (D) 34.8%,
businessman Richard Cash (R) 25.3%, St. Rep. Jeff D. Duncan (R) 23.1%,
St. Rep. Rex F. Rice(R) 19.5%, '00 candidate / businessman Joe Grimaud (R) 18.8%, attorney Neal Collins (R) 8.2%, physician Michael "Mike" Vasovski (R) 5.1%,
'08 candidate Tommy Carson, III (I),
4th Congressional District, 60.1% in '08, 3rd / 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
Beverage Air VP / veteran Paul Corden (D), solicitor Trey Gowdy (R) 39.1%, Bob Inglis (R) 27.5%,
consultant Jim Lee (R) 13.7%, St. Sen. David L. Thomas (R) 12.8%, '99 congressional candidate / prof. Christina F. Jeffrey (R) 6.9%,
computer scientist / baptist pastor Tim Carnes (I),
Ted Christian (I),
Steven Edwards (L),
5th Congressional District, 61.6% in '08, 14th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Leans Democratic, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Toss-Up / Tilt Democratic,
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D), St. Sen. J. Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (R),
6th Congressional District, 67.5% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D) 90.1%,
telecommunications co. owner Gregory Brown (D) 9.9%,
Jim Pratt (R) 48.9%, '08 nominee Nancy Harrelson (R) 42.0%,
Colleen Payne (R) 9.1%,
Run-Off Primary,
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: Likely Republican, Rothenberg Political Report: Clear Advantage Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Republican,
St. Sen. Vincent A. Sheheen (D), St. Rep. Nikki Randhawa Haley (R) 65.0%,
U.S. Rep. J. Gresham Barrett (R) 35.0%,
businessman Morgan Bruce Reeves (G, Cit),
Lt. Governor, 50.1% in '06, 2nd term, André Bauer (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-congressional aide J. Ashley Cooper (D), Co. Council member J. Ken Ard (R) 61.3%,
attorney Bill Connor (R) 38.7%,
Christopher M. Mixon (L),
Attorney General, 99.2% in '06, 2nd term, Henry D. McMaster (R) running for Governor, next election in 2010
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Matthew Richardson (D), attorney Alan Wilson (R) 59.8%,
ex-coSantee Cooper board member Leighton Lord III (R) 40.2%,
Leslie Minerd (G),
Superintendent of Schools, 47.5% in '06, 1st term, next election in 2010, Jim Rex (D) running for Governor,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
ex-U.S. Deputy Ed. Sec. Frank Holleman (D), Newberry College president Mick Zais (R) 54.2%,
contractor Elizabeth Moffly (R) 45.8%,
Doretha A. Bull (G),
Tony Fayyazi (Ind),
'98 Gov. nominee / '06 nominee / teacher Tim Moultrie (L),
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: Likely Republican, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican,
Ben Frasier (D), St. Rep. Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (R) 68.4%,
City Councilor Paul Thurmond (R) 31.6%,
M. E. "Mac" McCullough (Cit),
Robert Dobbs (G),
Jimmy Wood (Ind),
Keith Blandford (L),
'10 Democratic candidate / USAF Col. / Housing Comm'r. Robert D. Burton (WF),
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,
'08 nominee / retired Air Force Capt. Jane B. Dyer (D, WF), St. Rep. Jeff D. Duncan (R) 51.5%,
businessman Richard Cash (R) 48.5%,
John Dalen (C),
'08 candidate Tommy Carson, III (I),
4th Congressional District, 60.1% in '08, 3rd / 6th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican,
Beverage Air VP / veteran Paul Corden (D), solicitor Trey Gowdy (R) 70.7%,
Bob Inglis (R) 29.3%,
Dave Edwards (C),
'96, '98, '00, '02 Natural Law Party Nominee / '04, '06 & '08 Green Party Nominee hair salon owner C. Faye Walters (G),
Rick Mahler (L),
computer scientist / baptist pastor Tim Carnes (I),
Ted Christian (I),
6th Congressional District, 67.5% in '08, 9th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic,
James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D), Jim Pratt (R) 50.2%,
'08 nominee Nancy Harrelson (R) 49.8%,
Nammu Y. Muhammad (G),

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:
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(Cit) = United Citizens Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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