These candidates have filed or said they plan to file for U.S. Senate and House of Representative seats in South Carolina.
Filing opened Wednesday and will close March 30.
Incumbents are marked by an (i). See House district maps here.
Republican Tim Scott (i): The North Charleston lawmaker is seeking his first election to a full six-year term in the Senate. He was appointed in 2013 by Gov. Nikki Haley after Jim DeMint’s resignation. Scott won an election in 2014 to finish the final two years of DeMint’s term.
U.S. House of Representatives
1st District: Republicans Jenny Horne and Mark Sanford (i) — Sanford, a former governor whose tenure ended under the cloud of an affair, is seeking re-election to a second full term in his return to Congress. The Charleston lawmaker spent three terms on Capitol Hill from 1995-2001. Horne is a state representative from Summerville best known for her impassioned floor speech last summer to remove the Confederate flag from the S.C. State House grounds.
2nd District: Republican Joe Wilson (i) — The Springdale lawmaker — who sits on the Armed Services Committee and is probably best known for shouting, “You lie,” during a 2009 address by President Barack Obama — eyes an eighth two-year term in Congress.
3rd District: Republican Jeff Duncan (i) — The Laurens lawmaker, considered one of the most conservative members of Congress, is aiming for his fourth term in Congress.
4th District: Constitution Party member Michael Chandler and Republican Trey Gowdy (i) — Gowdy, a former Spartanburg prosecutor who heads the House special committee investigating the Benghazi attack, is seeking a fourth term.
5th District: Republican Mick Mulvaney (i) and Democrat Fran Person — Mulvaney, a key member of the House Freedom Caucus from Indian Land who has worked push conservative initiatives, is going for a fourth term. Person is a former aide to Vice President Joe Biden and University of South Carolina football player.
6th District: Democrat Jim Clyburn (i) and Republican Laura Sterling — Clyburn, a Columbia lawmaker who is the third-ranking Democrat in the House, is vying for a 13th term in Washington. Sterling, a Bluffton entrepreneur, filed to run for the S.C. House in 2012, but she was removed from the ballot, along with more than 200 other candidates, over an election-filing snafu.
7th District: Republican Tom Rice (i) — The Myrtle Beach lawmaker, who sits on the House Ways and Means committee, wants a third term to the seat created in 2012.