|Running for U.S. House, South Carolina, District 1|
|Date of primary||March 19, 2013|
|General election||May 7, 2013|
|South Carolina House District 115|
|2010 - Present|
|November 10, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
McCoy received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College in 2001 and his J.D. from Regent University in 2005.
McCoy was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House in the special election for the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. McCoy was defeated in the Republican primary on March 19, 2013.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McCoy served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McCoy served on the following committees:
|South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2011|
McCoy ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina. The election was held to replace Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill Jim DeMint's vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. McCoy was defeated 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.
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.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Peter McCoy Incumbent||67.9%||11,462|
McCoy did not have any opposition in June 8 primary.
|South Carolina House of Representatives, District 115 (2010)|
|Peter McCoy (R)||5,801||47.01%|
|Anne Peterson Hutto (D)||5,345||43.32%|
|Eugene Platt (G)||1188||9.63%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
McCoy raised $111,396 in the 2010 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|House Republican Caucus of South Carolina||$5,000|
|At least 19 individual donations each of:||$1,000|
The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard
The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."
Peter McCoy received a score of 20% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 64th out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members. His score was followed by representatives Joseph McEachern (20%), Chris Murphy (20%), and James Neal (20%).
McCoy was married in 2010 to Jennifer Blanchard.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Peter + McCoy + South Carolina + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Peter McCoy campaign website
- South Carolina House of Representative - Rep. Peter McCoy
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Peter McCoy on Facebook
- Peter McCoy on Twitter
- SC Votes "March 19 Special Primary Election" Accessed March 19, 2013
- South Carolina Radio Network "List of 19 candidates running for District 1 seat," January 28, 2013
- Newt Gingrich 2012, "Newt 2012 Announces SC Rep. Peter McCoy as Lowcountry Chairman," December 29, 2011
- Washington Post "Scott's departure for Senate will trigger third special House election in 2013," December 17, 2012
- South Carolina Republican Party Website "1st Congressional Special Election details set," accessed January 3, 2013
- Roll Call "Sanford Likely Front-Runner in S.C. Special Election," January 3, 2013
- Salon.com "Ted Turner’s son vying in SC congressional primary," January 23, 2013
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "Davis, Medel Jackson, (1942-2007)," accessed January 28, 2013
- AP.org "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" Accessed November 7, 2012
- South Carolina State Election Commission "2012 Candidates," Accessed April 25, 2012
- South Carolina general election results
- 2010 Campaign contributors to Peter McCoy
- The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "Voting Records," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, "South Carolina Senate Score Card 2012," accessed April 11, 2014
- Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee: South Carolina House Score Card 2012, 2012
Anne Peterson Hutto (D)
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