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.
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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.