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Bobbie Rose

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Bobbie Rose
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Candidate for
U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
Bachelor'sCity University of New York
ProfessionTeacher, business owner
Campaign website
Bobbie Rose was a 2013 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina.[1]


While sitting on the board of directors of CUNY, Rose also attended a specialized program there and earned a degree in English and Child Psychology. She subsequently trained at Mt. Sinai Children's Psychiatric facility and a suicide preventions program. Rose has also spent several years teaching general and special education students in the public school system, and working in the Family Court system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Rose has also run a family-owned business for thirteen years.[2]


Campaign themes

According to Bobbie Rose's website, her campaign themes included:

  • Women's rights: "Women are the backbone of our communities, and to demean us for political gain is intolerable and it must be countered."
  • Jobs: "I will work tirelessly to ensure that we attract new industries, while collaborating with those already here to make sure that they are committed to moving South Carolina forward."
  • Education: "We must also provide training for those whose skills need to be updated in order to compete in a new economy with new technology."[3]



See also: South Carolina's 1st congressional district special election, 2013

Rose was rumored to be a candidate to fill the vacancy left by Tim Scott, but did not file to run.[4]


See also: South Carolina's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Rose was defeated by incumbent Tim Scott.[5] Rose ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing South Carolina's 1st District. Rose was unopposed in the June 12 Democratic primary. The general election was November 6, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Bobbie Rose 35.7% 103,557
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTimothy Scott Incumbent 62% 179,908
     Libertarian Keith Blandford 2.2% 6,334
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 214
Total Votes 290,013
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Rose's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Rose lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rose's campaign committee raised a total of $157,767 and spent $156,911.[7]

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