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J. Gresham Barrett

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J. Gresham Barrett
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U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina 3rd District
Former member
In office
James Gresham Barrett (born February 14, 1961) is a former Republican representative in the U.S. Congress from South Carolina. He represented South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District from January 2003 to 2010.



See also: South Carolina gubernatorial election, 2010

In March 2009, Barrett announced his candidacy for Governor of South Carolina in the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election. He emphasized economic development, increased energy production, and education reform. He said he will use most of the $725,000 remaining from his 2008 congressional campaign for the gubernatorial campaign.[1]

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[2]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Nikki R. Haley (R) 48.9% [3]
Gresham Barrett (R) 21.8%
Henry McMaster (R) 16.9%
Andre Bauer (R) 12.5%
Total votes 422,251

Barrett came in second to Nikki Haley in the June 8 primary. However, since she Haley did not get over 50% of the vote, the two faced off in a runoff election held June 22. In the runoff Haley defeated Barrett by a margin of 65% to 35%.

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Runoff[4]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Nikki R. Haley (R) 65.0%
Gresham Barrett (R) 35.0%
Total votes 358,740

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External links


  1. Post and Courier, "Barrett to run for governor", March 4, 2009
  2. South Carolina State Election Commission - 2010 Republican and Democratic Primary
  3. Even though Nikki Haley received the most votes, she failed to receive over fifty percent of those votes required by South Carolina state law. A runoff election between the top two vote recipients, therefore, was required to decide who went on to the general election.
  4. South Carolina State Election Commission - 2010 Republican and Democratic Primary