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Paul Tinkler
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South Carolina State Senate District 41
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Paul Tinkler was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 41 of the South Carolina State Senate.



See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012


Tinkler ran in the 2012 election for South Carolina State Senate District 41. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12 and was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

South Carolina State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Thurmond Incumbent 55.7% 27,845
     Democratic Paul Tinkler 44.1% 22,039
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 84
Total Votes 49,968


Tinker ran in a special election on July 17 to fill the District 41 Senate seat for the remainder of Glenn McConnell's (R) unexpired term. He lost to Walter Hundley (R). Sue Edward (G) came in third.[4]

Unofficial election results showed Hundley defeated Tinkler by a mere 14 votes - 3,098 to 3,112. Edward received 53 votes. Twenty-two votes had not been counted due to a provisional status and an automatic recount took place on July 20.[5] Hundley survived the recount, winning the seat.[6]

South Carolina State Senate, District 41, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Paul Tinkler 49.5% 3,105
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalter Hundley 49.7% 3,119
     Green Sue Edward 0.8% 53
Total Votes 6,277

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