COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No less than 4 Republican South Carolina Home members misplaced their reelection bids in Tuesday’s primaries with just a few different dealing with runoffs or margins so slim they may want recounts.
Home Training and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Rita Allison misplaced her race in Spartanburg County.
Allison had been within the Home for twenty-four years over two stints, being elected for the second go round in 2008. She was defeated by registered nurse Robert Harris, who mentioned the 2020 election spurred him to enter politics.
Additionally dropping his Republican main Tuesday was former Home Methods and Means Committee chairman Brian White. He had represented his Anderson County district since 2000. White was one of many chamber’s strongest members earlier than then-Home Speaker Jay Lucas eliminated him from the finances writing committee in 2019.
White was defeated by April Cromer. a businesswoman who helps time period limits and open carry of weapons.
Different Home Republicans who misplaced primaries had been Lin Bennett from Charleston, elected in 2016, and Vic Dabney from Camden, elected in 2020.
Rep. West Cox from Piedmont additionally might lose. Considered one of his opponents, Thomas Seaside, seems to have acquired simply over 50% of the vote, though the margin to make that threshold was fairly skinny.
Rep. Micah Caskey from West Columbia appears to be like to have defeated his Republican opponent by a really slim margin, whereas Rep. Neal Collins from Pickens seems to have prevented a runoff by his personal slim margin.
On the Democratic aspect, Reps. Cezar McKnight and Roger Kirby seem headed to a runoff after they had been put collectively in the identical Williamsburg County district.
In Richland County, Rep. Jermaine Johnson appeared to have a small lead over Rep. Wendy Brawley after they had been drawn into the identical district. But it surely wasn’t clear if Johnson had sufficient votes to keep away from a runoff.
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