U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Charleston, may face his own challenge in the 2018 election.
State Rep. Katie Arrington, R-Dorchester, is asking 1st District Republicans to attend a 10 a.m. kickoff event Wednesday, according to the Post and Courier.
Arrington, a defense industry worker in her first term in the Legislature, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month to create a congressional campaign committee.
Sanford has held the 1st District seat since winning a special election in 2013. It is his second stint representing the district, having formerly held the seat from 1994 to 2000 before his two terms as S.C. governor.
Even before making an announcement, Arrington has tweeted her displeasure with Sanford’s service.
The winner of a GOP primary between Arrington and Sanford would face Charleston attorney Joe Cunningham, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 1st District seat.