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South Carolina special election preview

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August 15, 2011

By Tyler Millhouse

Columbia, South Carolina: Two weeks from tomorrow (August 30, 2011), South Carolina will hold a special election for the House of Representatives, District 10. The special election was called to the fill the seat of retiring incumbent Daniel Cooper (R). Cooper resigned effective June 29, following a 20-year career in the House. Upon making the decision, he explained that he wanted to spend more time with his family.[1]

Republican candidate Joshua Putnam and Constitution Party candidate Dave Ballard will face off in the special election. Putnam narrowly won the Republican nomination after primary and primary runoff elections.[2] Both Ballard and Putnam unsuccessfully challenged Cooper in 2010, Ballard in the general election and Putnam in the primary.[3] Ballotpedia will feature election night coverage of the race on the special elections page.

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