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|U.S. House, South Carolina, District 7|
|High school||Myrtle Beach High School|
|Birthday||August 24, 1970|
|Place of birth||Myrtle Beach, South Carolina|
|Profession||Real estate, Member of the Myrtle Beach City Council|
A long-time South Carolina Republican activist, Wallace graduated from Lander in 1996. In the nine years preceding the election, he worked in real estate at Waccamaw Land and Timber. In 2001, Wallace was elected to the Myrtle Beach City Council. Prior to his election, he served on the Myrtle Beach Zoning Board of Adjustments.
Wallace ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent South Carolina's 7th District. Wallace ran against Dick Withington, James Mader, Chad Prosser, Katherine Jenerette, and Renee Culler in the Republican primary on June 12. He was defeated by Tom Rice (SC) and Andre Bauer. The runoff election was June 26th. The general election was November 6, 2012.
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 is 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 is a swing district this year.
On May 14, 2012, the candidates of the 7th Congressional District attended a forum that was followed by a post-debate poll. Then, Jay Jordan won the poll with 49 percent of the votes. Former Lt. Governor Andre Bauer followed with 23 percent, and Chad Prosser came in third with 11 percent. Tom Rice garnered nine percent of the votes, and Randal Wallace ended the night with three percent.
As of March 31, 2012, Wallace had raised $19,042 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $1,924, leaving him with $18,118 cash on hand. Of that, 60 percent came from individual contributions, while 40 percent came from candidate self-financing.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Randal + Wallace + South Carolina + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- wtoc.com MB Councilman announced 7th District candidacy January 6, 2012
- Campaign website Meet Randal January 6, 2012
- WYFF News-2012 Primary Results
- Washington Post blog, "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- scnow.com, "Florence's Jordan tops poll at 7th Congressional event at West Florence High School" accessed May 31, 2012
- opensecrets.org Accessed May 20, 2012