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South Carolina State Election Commission
2006 South Carolina Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: 3/30/06, Party Convention Deadline: 5/15/06, Primary: 6/13/06, Run-off: 6/27/06, Independent Filing Deadline: 7/17/06, Third Party Filing Deadline: 8/15/06, General Election 11/7/06,
Last Updated: June 13, 2006
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Governor, 52.8% in '02, 1st term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Campaign & Elections' Odds: 7:3 Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Republican Favored, Cook Political Report: Likely Republican, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Republican, Chuck Todd: 12th Least Vulnerable Governor, Tim Saler: Strong Republican Advantage,
St. Sen. Thomas L. "Tom" Moore (D) 64.25%, Mayor Frank E. Willis (D) 29.96%, attorney C. Dennis Aughtry (D) 5.78%, Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (R) 64.79%, Dr. Oscar Lovelace Jr. (R) 35.21%,
Lt. Governor, 52.7% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney / businessman / '94 congressional nominee Robert Barber (D), Mike Campbell (R) 45.29%, André Bauer (R) 36.96%, ex-St. Board of Education member / physician Henry Jordan (R) 17.74%,
Attorney General, 55.4% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Henry D. McMaster (R),
Secretary of State, 56.8% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Cheryl Footman (D), Mark Hammond (R) 54.91%, town councilmember Bill McKown (R) 38.6%, L.W. Flynn (R) 6.49%,
Treasurer, 52.3% in '02, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Grady Patterson (D), '04 Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel (R) 48.22%, St. Sen. / '02 Nominee Greg Ryberg (R) 26.02%, Ex-St. House Maj. Ldr. Rick Quinn (R) 19.06%, developer Jeff Willis (R) 6.7%,
Comptroller, 54.5% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
Ins. salesman Drew Theodore (D), Richard A. Eckstrom (R),
Adjutant General, 99.3% in '02,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
businessman Glenn Lindman (D), Stanhope Spears (R),
Superintendent of Schools, 59.4% in '02, 2nd term, Inez Tenenbaum (D) retiring
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
ex-Columbia College pres. Jim Rex (D), PR exec. Karen Floyd (R) 50.5%, school reform advocate Bob Staton (R) 34.66%, ass't. principal Mike Ryan (R) 7.25%, realtor Elizabeth Moffly (R) 4.6%, computer programmer Kerry Wood (R) 2.99%, teacher / '98 Gov. nominee Tim Moultrie (L), educator / '02 GOP Governor candidate / '04 Senate nominee Rebekah E. "Reb" Sutherland (L),
correctional teacher Arnold Karr (G),
Agriculture Commissioner, 50.5% in '02, 1st term, Charlie R. Sharpe (R) suspended from job,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
farmer Emile DeFelice (D), Hugh Weathers (R) 57.39%, farmer William Bell (R) 42.61%,
1st Congressional District, 87.8% in '04, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'04 Senate candidate / ex-police officer Ben Fraiser (D) 47.54%, real estate investor Randall G. "Randy" Maatta (D) 31.59%, innkeeper Ralph Ledford (D) 20.88%, Henry E. Brown Jr. (R), '04 nominee / psychotherapist James E. Dunn (G),
Brian Lee Merrill (WI),
2nd Congressional District, 65.0% in '04, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
'04 nominee / attorney Michael Ray Ellisor (D) 58.72%, David White (D) 41.28%, Addison G. "Joe" Wilson (R), '01, '02, '04 nominee / Columbia Chrisitans for Life director Steve Lefemine (C),
3rd Congressional District, 99.5% in '04, 2nd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
Navy vet / teacher Lee Ballenger (D) 67.29%, Philip Cheney (D) 32.71%, J. Gresham Barrett (R),
4th Congressional District, 69.8% in '04, 1st / 4th term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
ex-Michelin exec. William I. "Griff" Griffith (D), Bob Inglis (R), '96, '98, '00, '02 Natural Law Party Nominee / '04 Green Party Nominee / hair salon owner C. Faye Walters (G),
prof. John Cobin (L),
5th Congressional District, 63.0% in '04, 12th term, Polls,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Democrat Favored, Cook Political Report: Lean Democratic, Roll Call Analysis: Likely Democratic, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Likely Democratic,
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D), St. Rep. Ralph W. Norman (R),
6th Congressional District, 67.0% in '04, 7th term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Democratic,
James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D), activist / '94 '96 '98 & '02 & '04 nominee Gary M. McLeod (R), Antonio Williams (G),
June 27, 2006 Run-Off Primary
Lt. Governor, 52.7% in '02, 1st term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican,
attorney / businessman / '94 congressional nominee Robert Barber (D), André Bauer (R) 51.26%, Mike Campbell (R) 48.74%,
Treasurer, 52.3% in '02, 2nd term,
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic,
Grady Patterson (D), '04 Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel (R) 76.56%, developer Jeff Willis (R) 23.44%,
1st Congressional District, 87.8% in '04, 3rd term
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Republican, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Republican, Cook Political Report: Solid Republican, Roll Call Analysis: Safe Republican,
real estate investor Randall G. "Randy" Maatta (D) 56.07%, '04 Senate candidate / ex-police officer Ben Fraiser (D) 43.93%, Henry E. Brown Jr. (R), '04 nominee / psychotherapist James E. Dunn (G),
Brian Lee Merrill (WI),

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,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,
Roll Call Analysis,
National Journal's Chuck Todd,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Tim Saler,

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:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates

(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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