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Thomas Ravenel

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Thomas Ravenel
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Former candidate for
U.S. Senate, South Carolina
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Former state treasurer of South Carolina
Education
Bachelor'sThe Citadel
Master'sUniversity of South Carolina
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner/ Real estate developer
Websites
Campaign website
Thomas Ravenel was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from South Carolina.[1] On April 7, Ravenel announced that he would run for Lindsey Graham's Senate seat, if Graham won the nomination in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014, which he did.[2] Thomas Ravenel lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Ravenel earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the Citadel and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. In 1992, he founded Ravenel Development Corporation, a commercial real estate development company.[3] In 2006, he was elected state treasurer of South Carolina but resigned in 2007 after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.[4] He also starred on the reality TV show "Southern Charm" in 2014.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in South Carolina, 2014

Ravenel ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent South Carolina. Thomas Ravenel lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLindsey Graham Incumbent 55.3% 672,941
     Democratic Brad Hutto 37.6% 456,726
     Libertarian Victor Kocher 2.8% 33,839
     Independent Thomas Ravenel 3.9% 47,588
     N/A Write-in 0.4% 4,774
Total Votes 1,215,868
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission

Polls

General Election
Poll Lindsey Graham Brad HuttoThomas RavenelUndecided/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
YouGov
September 20 - October 1, 2014
44%27%8%21%+/-22,663
Winthrop Poll
September 21-28, 2014
46.3%28%8%12.2%+/-31,082
YouGov
August 18 - September 2, 2014
37%28%8%27%+/-5833
AVERAGES 42.43% 27.67% 8% 20.07% +/-3.33 1,526
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
General election
Poll Lindsey Graham Brad HuttoThomas RavenelVictor KocherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Voter Survey Service
July 16-20, 2014
45%33%10%4%8%+/-3.1650
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Election 2014: South Carolina Senate
Poll Lindsey Graham Brad HuttoOtherUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports
July 9-10, 2014
49%30%10%11%+/-4750
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org


Media


Ravenel for Senate, "Do They Know?."

Ravenel for Senate, "Dead End Road."

Ravenel for Senate, "Fighting for Our Families."

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ravenel's reports.[5]

Thomas Ravenel (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[6]October 14, 2014$0.00$462,680.00$(330,876.61)$131,803.39
Running totals
$462,680$(330,876.61)

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