Martin Skelly

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Martin Skelly
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Candidate for
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
PartyDemocratic
Martin Skelly was a 2013 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Skelly ran in the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election was held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.[2] Skelly ran in the Democratic primary against Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and Ben Frasier on March 19, 2013.[1] The general election tookplace on May 7, 2013.[3]

Former Governor Mark Sanford was seen as the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he has $120,000 in an old campaign account. This coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gives him a leg up on the field. This is also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.[4]

The district leans Republican.[5] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[6]

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