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|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1|
Skelly ran in the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election was held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Skelly ran in the Democratic primary against Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and Ben Frasier on March 19, 2013. The general election tookplace on May 7, 2013.
Former Governor Mark Sanford was seen as the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he has $120,000 in an old campaign account. This coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gives him a leg up on the field. This is also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.
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- South Carolina Radio Network, "List of 19 candidates running for District 1 seat," January 28, 2013 (dead link)
- Washington Post, "Scott's departure for Senate will trigger third special House election in 2013," December 17, 2012
- South Carolina Republican Party Website, "1st Congressional Special Election details set," accessed January 3, 2013
- Roll Call, "Sanford Likely Front-Runner in S.C. Special Election," January 3, 2013
- Salon.com, "Ted Turner’s son vying in SC congressional primary," January 23, 2013
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Davis, Medel Jackson, (1942-2007)," accessed January 28, 2013