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|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 5|
|Place of birth||Spartanburg, SC|
Knott was a staffer for former Rep. John Spratt (D).
Knott was defeated by incumbent Mick Mulvaney. Knott ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing South Carolina's 5th District. Knott was unopposed in the June 12 Democratic primary. The general election was November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mick Mulvaney Incumbent||55.5%||154,324|
|Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Effect of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in South Carolina
The 7th district was added following the results of the 2010 census. According to the Washington Post, despite Republican-controlled redistricting decisions, this district was a battleground for Democrats and Republicans seeking control of the U.S. House. With Republican front-runner Thad Viers deciding not to run and Democrat Ted Vick showing some appeal to conservatives, South Carolina's 7th was a swing district this year.
|U.S. House, South Carolina District 5, 2012 - Joyce Knott Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$798,055|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$692,430|
|Top contributors to Joyce Knott's campaign committee|
|Spratt for Congress Cmte||$2,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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- ↑ Carolina Gateway "Former Spratt staffer to challenge Mulvaney for U.S. House seat" Accessed April 10, 2012
- ↑ Politico "2012 Election Map, South Carolina"
- ↑ WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Washington Post blog "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Joyce Knott 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 15, 2013