S.C. Chamber endorses in 22 House races

10/29/2010 11:22 AM

10/29/2010 11:22 AM

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce endorsed Democrat Mia Butler over Republican Sheri Few in a competitive house race in Richland and Kershaw counties.

Butler is a former Chamber board member.

The Chamber endorsed candidates in 22 races Friday, with most going to incumbents or candidates running in districts likely to be held by their party’s nominee. In total, the Chamber endorsed 18 Republicans and 4 Democrats.

Also notable was the Chamber’s endorsement of incumbent Democrat Leon Stavrinakis, who is challenged by Republican Lee Edwards in Charleston County.

The full list:


District 10 - Dan Cooper, R-Anderson          District 13 – Gene Pinson, D-Greenwood

District 14 – Mike Pitts, R-Laurens               District 17 – Tom Corbin, R-Greenville

District 26 – Eric Bikas, R-Pickens                District 28 – Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville

District 35 – Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg     District 36 - Rita Allison, R-Spartanburg

District 38 – Doug Brannon, R-Spartanburg   District 42 – Mike Anthony, R-Union)

District 45 – Deborah Long, R-Lancaster       District 46 – Gary Simrill, R-York)

District 60 – Phillip Lowe, R-Florence            District 69 – Rick Quinn, R-Lexington)

District 78 – Joan Brady, R-Richland            District 79 – Mia Butler, D-Richland

District 85 – Chip Huggins, R-Lexington       District 87 - Todd Atwater, R-Lexington

District 93 – Harry Ott, D-Calhoun               District 98 - Chris Murphy, Dorcheste)

District 104 – Tracy Edge, R-Horry               District 119 – Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston


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