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McCoy received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and his J.D. from Regent University in 2005.
 
McCoy received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and his J.D. from Regent University in 2005.
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McCoy is a 2013 [[Republican]] 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>
  
 
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McCoy has been rumored to be a potential candidate to fill [[Tim Scott|Tim Scott's]] [[U.S. House of Representatives]] seat. The election will be held to fill the vacancy left by the appointment of Scott to the [[United States Senate]]. South Carolina law dictates that a primary election to fill a vacancy to the U.S. House must be held on the 11th Tuesday after the vacancy occurs, with the general election being held 18 weeks after the vacancy. Based on what U.S. Senator [[Jim DeMint]] (R) has said regarding his departure from the U.S. Senate, the primary would be held sometime in late March with the general election in May.<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><ref>[http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20121208/PC16/121209417 ''Post and Courier'' "If Haley picks Scott to take DeMint's place, expect wide-open race," December 8, 2012]</ref>
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McCoy is running 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 [[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> McCoy is running in the Republican primary against [[Keith Blandford]], [[Curtis Bostic]], [[Ric Bryant]], [[Larry Grooms]], [[Jonathan Hoffman]], [[Jeff King (South Carolina)|Jeff King]], [[John Kuhn]], [[Tim Larkin]], [[Chip Limehouse]], [[Elizabeth Moffly]], [[Ray Nash]], [[Andy Patrick]], [[Shawn Pinkston]], [[Mark Sanford]] and [[Teddy Turner]] on March 19, 2013.<ref name="scrn"/> The general election takes place on May 7, 2013.<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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Former Governor [[Mark Sanford]] is seen as the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he has $120,000 in an old campaign account. This coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gives him a leg up on the field. This is 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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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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Peter McCoy
Peter McCoy, Jr.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1
Date of primaryMay 7, 2013
General electionMarch 19, 2013
Current office
South Carolina House District 115
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$119/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Peter McCoy (b. August 20, 1978) is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 115.

McCoy won election to represent District 115 in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.

McCoy received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and his J.D. from Regent University in 2005.

McCoy is a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCoy served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on Criminal Laws

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Peter McCoy endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2013

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

McCoy is running 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.[3] McCoy is running in the Republican primary against Keith Blandford, Curtis Bostic, Ric Bryant, Larry Grooms, Jonathan Hoffman, Jeff King, John Kuhn, Tim Larkin, Chip Limehouse, Elizabeth Moffly, Ray Nash, Andy Patrick, Shawn Pinkston, Mark Sanford and Teddy Turner on March 19, 2013.[1] The general election takes place on May 7, 2013.[4]

Former Governor Mark Sanford is seen as the front runner due to name recognition and the fact that he has $120,000 in an old campaign account. This coupled with his ability to fundraise quickly gives him a leg up on the field. This is also his former seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that he held for three terms, prior to being elected governor.[5]

The district leans Republican.[6] The last Democratic candidate elected was Mendel Jackson Davis in 1978.[7]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

McCoy ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12, and won in the general election on November 6.[8][9]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter McCoy Incumbent 67.9% 11,462
     Democratic Carol Tempel 31.9% 5,388
     Other Write-Ins 0.2% 39
Total Votes 16,889

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

McCoy won election to the South Carolina House of Representatives[10]. He defeated incumbent Anne Peterson Hutto (D) and Eugene Platt (G) in the November 2 general election.

McCoy did not have any opposition in June 8 primary.

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter McCoy (R) 5,801 47.01%
Anne Peterson Hutto (D) 5,345 43.32%
Eugene Platt (G) 1188 9.63%
Write-In 5 0.04%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

McCoy raised $111,396 in the 2010 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $5,000
At least 19 individual donations each of: $1,000

Personal

McCoy was married in 2010 to Jennifer Blanchard.

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Preceded by
Anne Peterson Hutto (D)
South Carolina House of Representatives District 115
2010–present
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