Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: South Carolina Congressional Seats

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October 30, 2012

By Ballotpedia's Congressional team

South Carolina's Congressional Elections in 2012
U.S. Senate Election? U.S. House seats Possible competitive races?
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COLUMBIA: South Carolina: South Carolina has seven U.S. House seats on the ballot in 2012. One new district was created after the 2010 census, so there are just six incumbents running for re-election. Joe Wilson (R) in the 2nd Congressional District is the only candidate without at least one opponent on the ballot. The other six districts have at least two candidates on the ballot, with the 1st and 4th districts having three candidates in total. The 6th Congressional District is the only district to have no Republican candidate, as Democratic incumbent Jim Clyburn will face Green Party candidate Nammu Y Muhammad. For the primaries, South Carolina had the 38th most competitive congressional primaries in 2012, with 35.71% of major party primaries having been contested (5 out of 14).

Currently, the Democratic Party holds one Congressional seat and the Republican party holds five. The seventh seat was added after redistricting and is considered a toss-up that leans Republican.

In the most competitive race on the ballot, Gloria Bromell Tinubu (D) faces Tom Rice (R) for the newly created 7th District.

In South Carolina, the polls open at 7 AM and all locations close at 7 PM local time.[1]

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)

U.S. House

Here is a complete list of U.S. House candidates appearing on the general election ballot in South Carolina:

District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Bobbie Rose
Republican Party Timothy Scott
Libertarian PartyKeith Blandford
Tim Scott Pending Pending
2nd Republican Party Joe Wilson Joe Wilson Pending Pending
3rd Democratic Party Brian Doyle
Republican Party Jeff Duncan
Jeff Duncan Pending Pending
4th Democratic Party Deb Morrow
Republican Party Trey Gowdy
Green Party Jeff Sumerel
Trey Gowdy Pending Pending
5th Democratic Party Joyce Knott
Republican Party Mick Mulvaney
Mick Mulvaney Pending Pending
6th Democratic Party James Clyburn
Green PartyNammu Y Muhammad
Jim Clyburn Pending Pending
7th Democratic Party Gloria Bromell Tinubu
Republican Party Tom Rice
New District Pending Pending
Members of the U.S. House from South Carolina -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 1
     Republican Party 5 6
Total 6 7
 Congressional Redistricting Map 

For more information, view Redistricting in South Carolina.


See also

South Carolina