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United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 2014

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Special Elections to the 113th Session of Congress, 2013-2014

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South Carolina will hold a special election for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The seat will be a two-year term. The general election date will be on November 4, 2014, where a six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R).

The special election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Senator Jim DeMint (R).

On December 17, 2012, The Associated Press revealed that Scott had been chosen by Gov. Nikki Haley to take over for DeMint after he left to become President of the Heritage Foundation in January 2013.

Tim Scott will be the first African-American Senator from the South since Reconstruction.[1]

Candidates

Governor Nikki Haley had to appoint a candidate to fill DeMint's vacated seat until the special election in 2014.[2]

Failed to file

Previously rumored

Rumored but withdrew

Endorsements

Tim Scott

Campaign contributions

Tim Scott

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scott's reports.[12]

Tim Scott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]4/15/2013$54,782.42$1,466,538.46$(161,436.46)$1,359,884.42
July Quarterly[14]7/15/2013$1,359,884.42$1,272,979.20$(253,654.69)$2,379,208.93
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$2,379,208.93$762,099.18$(267,947.10)$2,873,361.01
Running totals
$3,501,616.84$(683,038.25)

Race background

DeMint decided to resign and head the conservative Heritage Foundation beginning in January 2013.[2] Governor Haley appointed a temporary senator to serve the first two years of DeMint's term, until an election is held in 2014 to fill the seat for the remaining two years. Tim Scott topped the list of early contenders.[16]

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