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South Carolina's 1st Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
June 12, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Tim Scott Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Tim Scott Republican Party
Tim Scott.jpeg

South Carolina U.S. House Elections
District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7

2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 1st Congressional District of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012.

Timothy Scott was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[1]

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
March 30, 2012
June 12, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: South Carolina has an open primary system, in which any registered voter can choose which party's primary to vote in, without having to be a member of that party. In South Carolina's June 26, 2012 primary runoffs, however, voters had to vote in the same party whose primary they voted in.

Voter registration: Voters had to register to vote in the primary by May 12, 2012. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2012.[2]

See also: South Carolina elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent was Rep. Timothy Scott (R), who had served since 2011.

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. South Carolina's 1st Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state The first district stretches along the eastern coast of South Carolina, from Seabrook Island to the North Carolina border. It includes most of Charleston and Myrtle Beach. It also includes portions of Berkeley, Chestleston, Dorchester, and Beaufort counties.[3]

This was the 1st Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.

Candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

General election candidates

Democratic Party Independent Bobbie Rose
Republican Party Timothy Scott Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Keith Blandford


June 12, 2012,, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party

IndependentWorking Families Party


Election results

General Election

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"

Impact of Redistricting

See also Redistricting in South Carolina

After redistricting, the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina was extended and included parts of Hilton Head Island.

The 1st District was re-drawn after the 2010 Census. The new district was composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[4][5]

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012 study

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. South Carolina's 1st District became less Republican because of redistricting.[6]

  • 2012: 40D / 60R
  • 2010: 39D / 61R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measured each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. South Carolina's 1st Congressional District had a PVI of R+11, which was the 97th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 57-43 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush (R) won the district 62-38 percent over John Kerry (D).[7]

Media

The following is a selection of audio and video for some of the District 1 candidates. Some were released by candidates, others by local media.

Timothy Scott


Timothy Scott, "House floor speech"[8]











Bobbie Rose


Bobbie Rose, "CCDP 2012 Victory Conventiont"[9]











Campaign contributions

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are candidate reports.

Timothy Scott

Timothy Scott (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]March 31, 2012$511,901.52$155,678.15$(161,163.27)$506,416.4
Running totals
$155,678.15$(161,163.27)

Bobbie Rose

Bobbie Rose (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]March 31, 2012$0.00$31,000.00$(5,880.00)$25,120.00
Running totals
$31,000$(5,880)

District History

2010

On November 2, 2010, Scott won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Ben Frasier, Robert Dobbs, Rob Groce, Keith Blandford, and Jimmy Wood in the general election.[12]

U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina Congressional District 1 Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Scott 65.7% 152,755
     Democratic Ben Frasier 28.8% 67,008
     Working Families Rob Groce 1.8% 4,148
     Green Robert Dobbs 1.4% 3,369
     Libertarian Keith Blandford 1.2% 2,750
     Independence Jimmy Wood 1.1% 2,489
Total Votes 232,519

2008

On November 4, 2008, Henry E. Brown Jr won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Linda Ketner in the general election.[13]

U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina Congressional District 1 Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHenry E. Brown, Jr. Incumbent 52% 177,540
     Democratic Linda Ketner 48% 163,724
Total Votes 341,264

2006

On November 7, 2006, Henry E. Brown Jr won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Randy Maatta and James E. Dunn in the general election.[14]

U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina Congressional District 1 Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHenry E. Brown, Jr. Incumbent 59.9% 115,766
     Democratic Randy Maatta 37.9% 73,218
     Green James E. Dunn 2.2% 4,287
Total Votes 193,271

2004

On November 2, 2004, Henry E. Brown Jr won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Randy Maatta and James E. Dunn in the general election.[15]

U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina Congressional District 1 Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHenry E. Brown, Jr. Incumbent 87.9% 186,448
     Green James E. Dunn 12.1% 25,674
Total Votes 212,122

2002

On November 5, 2002, Henry E. Brown Jr won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Randy Maatta and James E. Dunn in the general election.[16]

U.S. House of Representatives, South Carolina Congressional District 1 Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHenry E. Brown, Jr. Incumbent 89.6% 127,562
     United Citizens James E. Dunn 6.9% 9,841
     Natural Law Joe Innella 3.5% 4,965
Total Votes 142,368

See also

References