Randal Wallace

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Randal Wallace
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Candidate for
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 7
High schoolMyrtle Beach High School
Bachelor'sLander University
Date of birthAugust 24, 1970
Place of birthMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
ProfessionReal estate, Member of the Myrtle Beach City Council
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Randal Wallace was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of South Carolina.[1]
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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.[2]



See also: South Carolina's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

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.[3]

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.[4]


Florence Forum

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.[5]

Campaign donors

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.[6]

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