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South Carolina State Election Commission
1998 South Carolina Congressional and Statewide Results
Filing Deadline: March 10, Primary: June 9, Runoff: June 23
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 50% in '94, 1st term
Charles Cook's prediction: Likely Republican, Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
St. House Min. Ldr. Jim Hodges (D) 53% David Beasley (R) 45% high school teacher Timothy Moultrie (L) 1%, minister Bobby Eubanks (WI) 1%
Lt. Governor
ex-Lt. Gov. / '94 governor nominee Nick Theodore (D) Robert Lee Peeler (R) Daniel O'Neal (L)
Attorney General
ex-St. Sen. Tom Turnipseed (D) Charlie Condon (R)
Secretary of State
Roy Blake Fairchild (D) Jim Miles (R)
Treasurer
ex-St. Treasurer Grady Patterson (D) Richard Eckstrom (R)
Comptroller Earle Morris (D) retiring
St. Sen. James Lander (D) St. Sen. John Courson (R)
Adjutant General
Robert Dixon Burton (D) Stanhope Spears (R)
Superintendent of Schools Barbara Stock Nielsen (R) retiring
attorney / ex-teacher Inez Tenenbaum (D) school district 5 chair David Eckstrom (R)
Agriculture Commissioner
No Democrat D. Leslie Tindal (R)
Senator, 50.1% in '92, 6th term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Charles Cook's prediction: Leans Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 15:14, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
Ernest F. Hollings (D) 52.7% U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (R) 45.7% motel auditor / '96 nominee Richard "Doc" Quillian (L) 1.6%, write in candidates 0.0%
1st Cong. District, 96.5% in '96, 2nd Term, might retire in '00
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Marshall Sanford Jr. (R) 91.0% '96 nominee Joe Innella (NL) 8.9%, write in candidates 0.1%
2nd Cong. District, 89.9% in '96, 14th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
architect Jane Frederick (D) 41.1% Floyd Davidson Spence (R) 57.8% professor / '96 nominee Maurice T. Raiford (NL) 1.1%, write in candidates 0.0%
3rd Cong. District, 60.6% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Lindsey O. Graham (D) 99.7% write in candidates 0.3%
4th Cong. District, 70.9% in '96, Bob Inglis (R) running for Senate, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
St. Sen. Glenn Reese (D) 40.2% b-man Jim DeMint (R) 57.7% consultant / '96 U.S. Senate nominee Peter Ashy (P 0.5%, Rfm 0.5%) 1.0%, hairdresser / '96 nominee C. Faye Walters (NL) 1.1%, write in candidates 0.1%
5th Cong. District, 54.0% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D) 58.0% City Manager Mike Burkhold (R) 40.2% Dianne Nevins (NL) 1.7%, write in candidates 0.6%
6th Cong. District, 68.4% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:7, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D) 72.6% '94 / '96 nominee Gary McLeod (R) 25.7% teacher George C. Taylor (NL) 1.6%, write in candidates 0.1%

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(P) = Patriot Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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