South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District

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South Carolina's 3rd congressional district
Current incumbentJeff Duncan Republican Party
Population666,024
Gender49.4% Male, 50.6% Female
Race77.8% White, 17.7% Black
Ethnicity4% Hispanic
Unemployment12.4%
Median household income$39,922
High school graduation rate80.9%
College graduation rate19%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district located in the northwest region of the state.

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District is located in the western portion of the state and includes Oconee, Pickens, Anderson, Abeeville, Laurens, Greenville, Greenwood, Saluda, Edgefield and McCormick counties.[1]

The district previously bordered Georgia and North Carolina. It included Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, Laurens, and Pickens counties.

The current representative of the 3rd congressional district is Jeff Duncan (R).

Elections

2012

See also: South Carolina's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

The 3rd congressional district of South Carolina held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Jeff Duncan won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Brian Doyle 33.3% 84,735
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Duncan Incumbent 66.5% 169,512
     N/A Write-In 0.2% 516
Total Votes 254,763
Source: South Carolina State Election Commission "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Jeff Duncan won election to the United States House. He defeated Jane Ballard Dyer (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Duncan 65.5% 126,235
     Democratic Jane Ballard Dyer 34.5% 66,497
Total Votes 192,732

2008
On November 4, 2008, J. Grasham Barrett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jane Ballard Dyer (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Gresham Barrett incumbent 64.7% 186,799
     Democratic Jane Ballard Dyer 35.2% 101,724
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 218
Total Votes 288,741

2006
On November 7, 2006, J. Grasham Barrett won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lee Ballenger (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Gresham Barrett incumbent 62.9% 111,882
     Democratic Lee Ballenger 37.1% 66,039
     N/A Write-in 0% 67
Total Votes 177,988

2004
On November 2, 2004, J. Grasham Barrett won re-election to the United States House. He ran unopposed in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Gresham Barrett incumbent 99.5% 191,052
     N/A Write-in 0.5% 947
Total Votes 191,999

2002
On November 5, 2002, J. Grasham Barrett won election to the United States House. He defeated George L. Brightharp (D) and Mike Boerste (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Gresham Barrett 67.1% 119,644
     Democratic George L. Brightharp 31.3% 55,743
     Libertarian Mike Boerste 1.6% 2,785
     N/A Write-in 0% 23
Total Votes 178,195

2000
On November 7, 2000, Lindsey O. Graham won re-election to the United States House. He defeated George Brightharp (D), Adrian Banks (L) and LeRoy J. Klein (Natural Law) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, South Carolina District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLindsey O. Graham incumbent 68.5% 150,180
     Democratic George Brightharp 29.6% 64,917
     Libertarian Adrian Banks 1.4% 3,116
     Natural Law LeRoy J. Klein 0.5% 1,122
     N/A Write-in 0% 33
Total Votes 219,368

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd congressional district prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in South Carolina

The S.C. Legislature adopted a new redistricting map, and the Department of Justice approved it in October 2010. As a result, South Carolina gained a new, 7th congressional district. [9]

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