Ben Frasier

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Ben Frasier
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U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
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Ben Frasier was a 2013 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina.[1] Frasier was defeated by Elizabeth Colbert-Busch in the Democratic primary on March 19, 2013.[2]



  • Haut Gap High School – Johns Island, SC
  • Voorhees College – Denmark, SC
  • L.M.R. Institute – Washington, DC
  • Eastern Det. Academy Washington, DC
  • Howard University Washington, DC
  • U.S.C Law Academy Washington, DC



See also: South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Frasier was for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election is being held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.[4] Frasier ran in the Democratic primary and was defeated byElizabeth Colbert-Busch on March 19, 2013.[2][1] Martin Skelly originally filed to run but withdrew in early February.[5][6]

Former Governor Mark Sanford was considered the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he had $120,000 in an old campaign account. That coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gave him a leg up on the field. It was also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.[7]

The district leans Republican.[8] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[9]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 1 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Colbert-Busch 95.9% 15,802
Ben Frasier 4.1% 682
Total Votes 16,484
Source: Official results via South Carolina State Election Commission[2]

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