U.S. Senate delegation from South Carolina

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from South Carolina.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from South Carolina are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Graham.jpg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Carolina 2003January 3, 2015Link
Tim Scott
Tim Scott.jpeg
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Carolina 2013January 3, 2015Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Graham won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Conley in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLindsey Graham Incumbent 57.7% 1,076,534
     Democratic Bob Conley 42.3% 790,621
Total Votes 1,867,155

2002
On November 5, 2002, Lindsey Graham won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Alex Sanders (D), Victor Kocher (L), Ted Adams (T) and Write-In in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLindsey Graham 54.4% 600,010
     Democratic Alex Sanders 44.2% 487,359
     Libertarian Victor Kocher 0.6% 6,648
     Constitution Ted Adams 0.7% 8,228
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 667
Total Votes 1,102,912

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, DeMint won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Alvin M. Greene and Tom Clements in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim DeMint Incumbent 62.5% 810,771
     Democratic Alvin M. Greene 28.1% 364,598
     Green Tom Clements 9.4% 121,472
Total Votes 1,296,841

2004
On November 2, 2004, DeMint was elected to the United States Senate. He defeated Inez Tenenbaum in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim DeMint 53.7% 857,167
     Democratic Inez Tenenbaum 44.1% 704,384
     Green Efia Nwangaza 0.3% 4,245
     Independence Efia Nwangaza 0% 138
     Constitution Patrick Tyndall 0.8% 13,464
     Libertarian Rebekah E. Sutherland 0.7% 10,678
     United Ciitzens Tee Ferguson 0.4% 5,859
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 1,286
Total Votes 1,597,221

Historical members

Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from South Carolina
Party Total
     Democratic 37
     Republican 16
     Pro-Admin 2
     Anti-Admin 1
     Nullifier 2
     Jacksonian 2
     Federalist 1
     Whig 1
Total Senators 62
Class 2 Senators from South Carolina
Senator Years Served Party
Pierce Butler 1789-1796 PRO-ADMIN,ANTI-ADMIN
John Hunter 1796-1798 Republican
Charles Pinckney 1798-1801 Republican
Thomas Sumter 1801-1810 Republican
John Taylor 1810-1816 Republican
William Smith 1816-1823 Republican
Robert Young Hayne 1823-1832 Jacksonian
John C. Calhoun 1832-1843 Democratic
Daniel Elliott Huger 1843-1845 Democratic
John C. Calhoun 1845-1850 Democratic
Franklin H. Elmore 1850-1850 Democratic
Robert W. Barnwell 1850-1850 Democratic
R. Barnwell Rhett 1850-1852 Democratic
William F. De Saussure 1852-1853 Democratic
Josiah J. Evans 1853-1858 Democratic
Arthur P. Hayne 1858-1858 Democratic
James Chesnut, Jr. 1858-1860 Democratic
Thomas J. Robertson 1868-1877 Republican
Matthew C. Butler 1877-1895 Democratic
Benjamin R. Tillman 1895-1918 Democratic
Christie Benet 1918-1918 Democratic
William P. Pollock 1918-1919 Democratic
Nathaniel B. Dial 1919-1925 Democratic
Coleman L. Blease 1925-1931 Democratic
James F. Byrnes 1931-1941 Democratic
Alva M. Lumpkin 1941-1941 Democratic
Roger C. Peace 1941-1941 Democratic
Burnet R. Maybank 1941-1954 Democratic
Charles E. Daniel 1954-1954 Democratic
J.Strom Thurmond 1954-1956 Democratic
Thomas A. Wofford 1956-1956 Democratic
J. Strom Thurmond 1956-2003 Republican
Lindsey Graham 2003-Present Republican
Class 3 Senators from South Carolina
Senator Years Served Party
Ralph Izard 1789-1795 PRO-ADMIN
Jacob Read 1795-1801 Federalist
John Ewing Colhoun 1801-1802 Republican
Pierce Butler 1802-1804 Republican
John Gaillard 1804-1826 Republican
William Harper 1826-1826 Jacksonian
William Smith 1826-1831 Republican
Stephen D. Miller 1831-1833 Nullifier
William C. Preston 1833-1842 Nullifier, Whig
George McDuffie 1842-1846 Democratic
Andrew P. Butler 1846-1857 Democratic
James H. Hammond 1857-1860 Democratic
Frederick A. Sawyer 1868-1873 Republican
John J. Patterson 1873-1879 Republican
Wade Hampton 1879-1891 Democratic
John L. M. Irby 1891-1897 Democratic
Joseph H. Earle 1897-1897 Democratic
John L. McLaurin 1897-1903 Democratic
Asbury C. Latimer 1903-1908 Democratic
Frank B. Gary 1908-1909 Democratic
Ellison D. Smith 1909-1944 Democratic
Wilton E. Hall 1944-1945 Democratic
Olin D. T. Johnston 1945-1965 Democratic
Donald S. Russell 1965-1966 Democratic
Ernest F. Hollings 1966-2005 Democratic
James DeMint 2005-2013 Republican
Tim Scott 2005-2013 Republican

See also

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