South Carolina primary runoff 2014 state executives preview

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June 23, 2014

June 24, 2014 Election Preview
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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
Green check mark transparent.pngHenry McMaster 43.6% 131,546
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Campbell 23.9% 72,204
Pat McKinney (withdrew)[1] 24.4% 73,451
Ray Moore 8.1% 24,335
Total Votes 301,536
Election Results Via:South Carolina State Elections Commission.



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
Green check mark transparent.pngSheila Gallagher 36.4% 42,186
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Thompson 26.3% 30,488
Jerry Govan 18.9% 21,824
Montrio Belton 18.4% 21,260
Total Votes 115,758
Election Results Via:South Carolina State Elections Commission.


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
Green check mark transparent.pngMolly Mitchell Spearman 22.4% 64,992
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Atwater 22% 63,584
Sheri Few 19.4% 56,044
Gary Burgess 10.7% 31,091
Amy Cofield 7.2% 20,720
Charmeka Childs 6.7% 19,436
Elizabeth Moffly 6% 17,421
Don Jordan 5.6% 16,246
Total Votes 289,534
Election Results Via:South Carolina State Elections Commission.

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