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}}{{tnr}}'''Ben Frasier''' was a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for [[South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[South Carolina]].<ref name="scrn">[http://www.southcarolinaradionetwork.com/2013/01/28/list-of-19-candidates-running-for-district-1-seat/ ''South Carolina Radio Network'' "List of 19 candidates running for District 1 seat," January 28, 2013]</ref> Frasier was defeated by [[Elizabeth Colbert-Busch]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on March 19, 2013.<ref name="primary">[http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/45550/115560/en/summary.html ''SC Votes'' "March 19 Special Primary Election" Accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ben Frasier''' was a 2013 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for [[South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[South Carolina]].<ref name="scrn">[http://www.southcarolinaradionetwork.com/2013/01/28/list-of-19-candidates-running-for-district-1-seat/ ''South Carolina Radio Network'', "List of 19 candidates running for District 1 seat," January 28, 2013]</ref> Frasier was defeated by [[Elizabeth Colbert-Busch]] in the [[Democratic]] primary on March 19, 2013.<ref name="primary">[http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/45550/115560/en/summary.html ''SC Votes'', "March 19 Special Primary Election" accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Education:<ref name="bio">[http://benfrasier2013.com/About.html ''Ben Frasier 2013'' "About" Accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
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Education:<ref name="bio">[http://benfrasier2013.com/About.html ''Ben Frasier 2013'' "About" accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
 
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*Voorhees College – Denmark, SC
 
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Frasier was for the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[South Carolina]]. The election is being held to replace [[Tim Scott]], who was appointed to fill [[Jim DeMint|Jim DeMint's]] vacant seat in the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/17/scotts-departure-for-senate-will-trigger-third-special-house-election-in-2013/ ''Washington Post'' "Scott's departure for Senate will trigger third special House election in 2013," December 17, 2012]</ref> Frasier ran in the Democratic primary and was defeated by[[Elizabeth Colbert-Busch]] on March 19, 2013.<ref name="primary"/><ref name="scrn"/> [[Martin Skelly]] originally filed to run but withdrew in early February.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/south-carolina-skelly-exits-special-colberts-sister-now-top-dem-contender/ ''Roll Call'' "South Carolina Skelly exits Special Election" Accessed March 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.scgop.com/2013/01/02/1st-congressional-special-election-details-set/# ''South Carolina Republican Party Website'' "1st Congressional Special Election details set," accessed January 3, 2013]</ref>
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Frasier was for the [[U.S. House of Representatives|U.S. House]] representing [[South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[South Carolina]]. The election is being held to replace [[Tim Scott]], who was appointed to fill [[Jim DeMint|Jim DeMint's]] vacant seat in the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/12/17/scotts-departure-for-senate-will-trigger-third-special-house-election-in-2013/ ''Washington Post'', "Scott's departure for Senate will trigger third special House election in 2013," December 17, 2012]</ref> Frasier ran in the Democratic primary and was defeated by[[Elizabeth Colbert-Busch]] on March 19, 2013.<ref name="primary"/><ref name="scrn"/> [[Martin Skelly]] originally filed to run but withdrew in early February.<ref>[http://atr.rollcall.com/south-carolina-skelly-exits-special-colberts-sister-now-top-dem-contender/ ''Roll Call'', "South Carolina Skelly exits Special Election" accessed March 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.scgop.com/2013/01/02/1st-congressional-special-election-details-set/# ''South Carolina Republican Party Website'', "1st Congressional Special Election details set," accessed January 3, 2013]</ref>
  
Former Governor [[Mark Sanford]] was considered the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he had $120,000 in an old campaign account. That coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gave him a leg up on the field. It was also his former seat in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/sanford_likely_front_runner_in_sc_special_election-220542-1.html ''Roll Call'' "Sanford Likely Front-Runner in S.C. Special Election," January 3, 2013]</ref>
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Former Governor [[Mark Sanford]] was considered the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he had $120,000 in an old campaign account. That coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gave him a leg up on the field. It was also his former seat in the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.<ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/sanford_likely_front_runner_in_sc_special_election-220542-1.html ''Roll Call'', "Sanford Likely Front-Runner in S.C. Special Election," January 3, 2013]</ref>
  
The district leans Republican.<ref>[http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/ted_turners_son_vying_in_sc_congressional_primary/ ''Salon.com'' "Ted Turner’s son vying in SC congressional primary," January 23, 2013]</ref> The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000125 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Davis, Medel Jackson, (1942-2007)," accessed January 28, 2013]</ref>
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The district leans Republican.<ref>[http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/ted_turners_son_vying_in_sc_congressional_primary/ ''Salon.com'', "Ted Turner’s son vying in SC congressional primary," January 23, 2013]</ref> The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000125 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Davis, Medel Jackson, (1942-2007)," accessed January 28, 2013]</ref>
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Ben Frasier
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U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
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Ben Frasier was a 2013 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina.[1] Frasier was defeated by Elizabeth Colbert-Busch in the Democratic primary on March 19, 2013.[2]

Biography

Education:[3]

  • Haut Gap High School – Johns Island, SC
  • Voorhees College – Denmark, SC
  • L.M.R. Institute – Washington, DC
  • Eastern Det. Academy Washington, DC
  • Howard University Washington, DC
  • U.S.C Law Academy Washington, DC

Elections

2013

See also: South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Frasier was for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election is being held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.[4] Frasier ran in the Democratic primary and was defeated byElizabeth Colbert-Busch on March 19, 2013.[2][1] Martin Skelly originally filed to run but withdrew in early February.[5][6]

Former Governor Mark Sanford was considered the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he had $120,000 in an old campaign account. That coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gave him a leg up on the field. It was also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.[7]

The district leans Republican.[8] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[9]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 1 Special Democratic Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Colbert-Busch 95.9% 15,802
Ben Frasier 4.1% 682
Total Votes 16,484
Source: Official results via South Carolina State Election Commission[2]

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