South Carolina primary runoff 2014 state executives preview

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June 23, 2014

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By Garrett Fortin

Columbia, South Carolina: The 2014 South Carolina primary runoffs are being held on June 24, 2014. There are two statewide executive offices involved: Lieutenant Governor and Superintendent. The Republican nomination for lieutenant governor and both major party nominees for superintendent will be decided tomorrow. In all, there are six candidates in three primaries.

Below, Ballotpedia has put together a preview of those upcoming elections.

South Carolina's polling hours on Election Day are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, for Eastern time.

South Carolina Lieutenant Governor
See also: South Carolina Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

Former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is the front-runner here, having come first in the primary. Second-place finisher Pat McKinney withdrew from the race after the primary, leaving third-place Mike Campbell to face McMaster in the runoff.[1]

Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Pat McKinney (withdrew)[1] 24.4% 73,451
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Campbell 23.9% 72,204
Ray Moore 8.1% 24,335
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry McMaster 43.6% 131,546
Total Votes 301,536
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

South Carolina Superintendent
See also: South Carolina down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Democrats Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson face off in the Democratic runoff.

South Carolina Superintendent, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Montrio Belton 18.4% 21,260
Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Gallagher 36.4% 42,186
Jerry Govan 18.9% 21,824
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Thompson 26.3% 30,488
Total Votes 115,758
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

Sally Atwater and Molly Mitchell Spearman finished ahead of a crowded Republican primary field and, since they finished nearly even at 22%, the outcome of their runoff is unpredictable.

South Carolina Superintendent, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Gary Burgess 10.7% 30,840
Sheri Few 19.3% 55,649
Amy Cofield 7.2% 20,611
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Atwater 22% 63,150
Charmeka Childs 6.7% 19,255
Don Jordan 5.6% 16,183
Green check mark transparent.pngMolly Mitchell Spearman 22.5% 64,657
Elizabeth Moffly 6% 17,294
Total Votes 287,639
Election Results Via:South Carolina Unofficial Election Results.

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