Politics & Government

June 10, 2014

Full SC Primary election results

We're updating statewide results, local results and advisory ballot questions throughout Tuesday evening.

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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