Full SC Primary election results

06/10/2014 1:03 PM

03/12/2015 5:22 PM

Voters in South Carolina went to the polls Tuesday to choose candidates for November's general election.

Voters taking part in the Democratic and Republican primaries cast ballots for a number of races, including statewide and local races.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham easily won the GOP nomination despite loud criticisms from a vocal minority.

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott won his race, setting up a general election that could make him the state's first elected black senator.

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn won the Democratic primary in the state's black-majority 6th Congressional District.

Some races were too tight to call as of Tuesday night.

In the race for Lt. Governor, a runoff will be held between former State Attorney General Henry McMaster and either Pat McKinney, a political newcomer, or Mike Campbell, a Columbia business man and son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell.

Republican candidates Sally Atwater and Molly Spearman were neck-in-neck during Tuesday’s primary for Superintendent of Education and are headed to a runoff while Democrats Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson also will face a runoff for Superintendent.

Other winners included Curtis Loftis for State Treasurer, Bob Livingston for Adjutant General, Hugh Weathers for Commissioner of Agriculture, Joe Wilson for U.S. House District 2 and Anthony Culler for House District 6.

In Richland County David Adams won his bid for Richland County Treasurer.

In Lexington County, Councilman Bill Banning of West Columbia now faces a runoff with challenger Ned Tolar for the District 8 council seat and Larry Brigham won for District 2.

In Kershaw County, Sheriff Jim Matthews won the Republican primary, defeating David Thomley for a second time.

To find out where Republicans and Democrats stood on ballot questions click here.

To get election results for races not listed here, visit www.thestate.com/politics/.

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