The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce endorsed Democrat Mia Butler over Republican Sheri Few in a competitive house race in Richland and Kershaw counties.
Butler is a former Chamber board member.
The Chamber endorsed candidates in 22 races Friday, with most going to incumbents or candidates running in districts likely to be held by their party’s nominee. In total, the Chamber endorsed 18 Republicans and 4 Democrats.
Also notable was the Chamber’s endorsement of incumbent Democrat Leon Stavrinakis, who is challenged by Republican Lee Edwards in Charleston County.
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The full list:
District 10 - Dan Cooper, R-Anderson District 13 – Gene Pinson, D-Greenwood
District 14 – Mike Pitts, R-Laurens District 17 – Tom Corbin, R-Greenville
District 26 – Eric Bikas, R-Pickens District 28 – Eric Bedingfield, R-Greenville
District 35 – Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg District 36 - Rita Allison, R-Spartanburg
District 38 – Doug Brannon, R-Spartanburg District 42 – Mike Anthony, R-Union)
District 45 – Deborah Long, R-Lancaster District 46 – Gary Simrill, R-York)
District 60 – Phillip Lowe, R-Florence District 69 – Rick Quinn, R-Lexington)
District 78 – Joan Brady, R-Richland District 79 – Mia Butler, D-Richland
District 85 – Chip Huggins, R-Lexington District 87 - Todd Atwater, R-Lexington
District 93 – Harry Ott, D-Calhoun District 98 - Chris Murphy, Dorcheste)
District 104 – Tracy Edge, R-Horry District 119 – Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston