Johnson wins District 64 special election

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April 6, 2011

By Tyler Millhouse

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South Carolina held a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in District 64 of the South Carolina House of Representatives. The vacancy was created when Democratic incumbent Cathy Harvin lost her battle with breast cancer on December 4, 2010, shortly after her re-election.[1] Manning Mayor Kevin Johnson (D) and business owner Walter Sanders (R) competed for Harvin's vacated seat. Johnson ultimately defeated Sanders by a 52.5% to 47.5% margin.[2]

Partisan impact

Since Johnson replaced Cathy Harvin, a fellow Democrat, his victory will not change the partisan balance of the house.

South Carolina State House Partisan Balance

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 46
     Republican Party 78
Total 124

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