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The Republican-controlled Legislature passed new legislative maps in special session on June 15, 2011. Gov. [[Nikki Haley]] (R) signed them on June 28, 2011.  Being a [[Voting Rights Act]] state, South Carolina was required to submit its maps to the Department of Justice, which pre-cleared the House map on October 11, 2011.<ref>[http://redistricting.lls.edu/files/SC%20preclear%2020111011.pdf ''All About Redistricting'', DOJ pre-clearance letter, October 11, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012]</ref> Six voters filed a lawsuit against the House and congressional plans, alleging racial discrimination in the redistricting process; after dropping several government officials from the case, a three-judge district court panel ultimately dismissed the remaining charges on March 9, 2012; an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was pending as of August 2012.<ref>[http://redistricting.lls.edu/states-SC.php ''All About Redistricting'', South Carolina, retrieved August 27, 2012]</ref>
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The Republican-controlled Legislature passed new legislative maps in special session on June 15, 2011. Gov. [[Nikki Haley]] (R) signed them on June 28, 2011.  Being a [[Voting Rights Act]] state, South Carolina was required to submit its maps to the Department of Justice, which pre-cleared the House map on October 11, 2011.<ref>[http://redistricting.lls.edu/files/SC%20preclear%2020111011.pdf ''All About Redistricting'', DOJ pre-clearance letter, October 11, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012]</ref> Six voters filed a lawsuit against the House and congressional plans, alleging racial discrimination in the redistricting process; after dropping several government officials from the case, a three-judge district court panel ultimately dismissed the remaining charges on March 9, 2012; an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was pending as of August 2012.<ref>[http://redistricting.lls.edu/states-SC.php ''All About Redistricting'', South Carolina, accessed August 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Incumbents retiring==
 
==Incumbents retiring==

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State Legislative Election Results

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South Carolina House of Representatives2012 South Carolina Senate Elections
Elections for the office of South Carolina House of Representatives were held in South Carolina on November 6, 2012. All 124 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 30, 2012. The primary Election Day was June 12, 2012. The primary runoff took place on June 26, 2012.[1]

See also: South Carolina State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

South Carolina's 2012 legislative elections were marred by a series of events that eventually led to nearly 250 candidates being removed from the primary ballot. Here is a brief timeline of those events, followed by a detailed account of what happened.

  • March 30: Deadline for candidates to file a required statement of economic interest. Many candidates from both parties fail to do so.
  • Week of April 16: The State Ethics Commission gives candidates an additional 10 days to turn in the form. Democrats call the decision unfair while Republicans say that they are okay with it.
  • May 2: The South Carolina Supreme Court rules any candidate who did not file the form must be removed from the ballot. Calls for a rehearing are denied.
  • May 9: While the Senate attempts to pass legislation to allow challengers back on ballot, attorney Todd Kincannon requests a delay in the primary. Both efforts fail.
  • June 12: Primaries take place as scheduled.

Additional filing time

Candidates are required to file a statement of economic interest listing their job, salary, property and other financial information. A number of candidates on both sides of the aisle failed to file the form by the March 30 deadline. According to state law those candidates who do not file the form on time will not have their names on the ballot. The State Ethics Commission, however, said they would give an additional 10 days to turn in the form.[2]

Democrats called the decision unfair and considered suing. South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian said the issue is being raised because five Republicans who are challenging incumbent Democrats in the Senate and House failed to file the form. He stated,“The statute says you file the (statement of economic interest) disclosure form when you file, not a month after you are supposed to file. It’s abundantly clear. This is begging for more litigation.”[2]

Republicans said they were fine with the commission's decision.[2]

Candidate disqualification

On May 2, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision that any candidate who had not filed the necessary statement of economic interest would be ineligible to run, and subsequently ordered the political parties to remove up to 100 candidates from the primary ballots. Several incumbent senators now found themselves unopposed. According to state law, parties were unable to reopen filing for the seats.[3]

On May 3, the South Carolina Republican Party, the state Democratic Party, and the State Elections Commission asked for a rehearing regarding the Supreme Court's decision. This request was denied, with the Court stating, "Our opinion...speaks for itself and stands as written. Accordingly, we deny the request for rehearing."[4]

The South Carolina Supreme Court is appointed by the legislature, and this had led to cries of incumbent protectionism by some. Mark Tompkins, a political science professor at USC, claimed, "The good ol' boys are winning again...this process feeds that story. It makes folks say, 'Gosh, the insiders have the edge in this process.'"[4]

The issue continued to change daily as the state's legislators and prospective challengers attempted to find a suitable resolution to the problem. According to the Charlotte Observer, nearly 200 candidates were removed from the ballot in total (more than originally thought), including 55 candidates for the state House and Senate. The Senate continued to try and pass legislation allowing many of the challengers back on the ballot, but the effort was severely complicated by stipulations in the 1965 Voting Rights Act that require any changes in South Carolina election law to be cleared with the U.S. Justice Department. Given the rapidly approaching June 12 primaries, a legislative solution was not able to be reached in time.[5]

On May 9, attorney Todd Kincannon, representing challenger Amanda Somers, requested a delay in South Carolina's primary. He claimed that a delay is necessary as a result of ballots sent to overseas voters and military members that only had federal races on them. Of the alleged violation, Kincannon said, "The ballots that they mailed out to military voters are not worth the paper they are printed on...Each and every one of them is illegal because they are all in violation of the Voting Rights Act."[6]

Just days later, Kincannon abandoned his efforts to reinstate nearly 200 candidates left off of the primary ballots, but continued the suit regarding partial ballots mailed overseas. A panel of three Federal judges is set to hear the attorney's argument on May 14.[7]

Just days before the primary, Federal Judge Cameron Currie rejected a last ditch effort to stop the vote on June 12. Five candidates who had been thrown off of the ballot, including former Senate candidates Tommie Reece and John W. Pettigrew, Jr., filed a request on June 11 in U.S. District Court in Columbia for a temporary restraining order.[8]

Ultimately, nearly 250 challengers were removed from the primary ballot. In one region, Anderson county, 15 of 23 challengers were deemed ineligible for the primary. Oconee County saw 11 of 13 challengers declared ineligible, which prompted a cancellation of the Republican primary there.[8][9]

Many candidates who were kicked off of the ballot attempted to gather enough signatures from voters to allow them to run as independents in the general elections on November 6.[10]

In South Carolina, candidates may get on the general election ballot by collecting signatures from at least 5 percent of a district's registered voters. The deadline to hand in petitions was July 16, with 13 candidates filing for the Senate and 31 filing for the House.[11]

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the South Carolina House of Representatives:

South Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 46 46
     Republican Party 76 76
Total 124 124


Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in South Carolina

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed new legislative maps in special session on June 15, 2011. Gov. Nikki Haley (R) signed them on June 28, 2011. Being a Voting Rights Act state, South Carolina was required to submit its maps to the Department of Justice, which pre-cleared the House map on October 11, 2011.[12] Six voters filed a lawsuit against the House and congressional plans, alleging racial discrimination in the redistricting process; after dropping several government officials from the case, a three-judge district court panel ultimately dismissed the remaining charges on March 9, 2012; an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was pending as of August 2012.[13]

Incumbents retiring

A total of 15 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Boyd Brown Electiondot.png Democratic House District 41
David Tribble Jr Ends.png Republican House District 15
Eric Bikas Ends.png Republican House District 26
George Hearn Ends.png Republican House District 105
James Battle, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 57
James Harrison Ends.png Republican House District 75
James Neal Electiondot.png Democratic House District 44
Karl Allen Electiondot.png Democratic House District 25
Kevin Johnson Electiondot.png Democratic House District 64
Kevin Ryan Ends.png Republican House District 108
Lewis Pinson Ends.png Republican House District 13
Marion Frye Ends.png Republican House District 39
Paul Agnew Electiondot.png Democratic House District 11
Tom Young Ends.png Republican House District 81
William Bowers Electiondot.png Democratic House District 120

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in South Carolina in past years and the cumulative amount of dollars raised in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[14]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 231 $6,654,588
2008 231 $8,365,255
2006 213 $7,658,515
2004 198 $4,940,969
2002 228 $5,440,606

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $6,654,588 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[15]

Donor Amount
House Republican Caucus of South Carolina $195,500
Palmetto Leadership Council $82,000
South Carolina Trucking Association $78,750
South Carolina Farm Bureau $65,507
Carolina Commerce Fund $57,000
Progress Energy $57,000
South Carolina Dental Association $56,250
Palmetto Business Council $56,000
South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association $55,958
South Carolina Association of Realtors $52,750

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Whitmire Approveda Incumbent Whitmire first assumed office in 2002.
Note: John Dalen was removed from the ballot by the May 2 Supreme Court ruling.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John W. Hester 2,407
Republican Party Bill Whitmire 10,859 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Dalen 966 Petition Candidate

District 2

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Sandifer Approveda Incumbent Sandifer first assumed office in 1994
Note: Ed Rumsey was removed from the ballot as a result of the May 2 Supreme Court ruling.[16]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Sandifer 10,491 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ed Rumsey 3,777 Petition Candidate

District 3

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Although he won by 73 votes, Harris was disqualified by the state GOP chairman after it was revealed he did not file all the necessary paperwork to run.[17]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party B.R. Skelton 5,384 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ed J. Harris 4,679 Petition Candidate

District 4

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party David Hiott 14,384 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Phil Owens Approveda Incumbent Owens first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Phil Owens 13,756 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Brian White Approveda Incumbent White first assumed office in 2000.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brian White 11,902 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Michael W. Gambrell 9,457 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Don Bowen Approveda Incumbent Bowen first assumed office in 2006.
Note: Ted W. Luckadoo and Jonathan Walker were removed from the ballot as a result of the May Supreme Court decision.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Bowen 6,852 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted W. Luckadoo 6,104 Petition Candidate

District 9

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Anne Thayer Approveda Incumbent Thayer first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Anne Thayer 10,168 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joshua Putnam 12,534 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Note: Incumbent Paul Agnew (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Andrew Seegars was disqualified by a May 2 Supreme Court ruling.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Bob Shirley was disqualified by a May 2 Supreme Court ruling.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lee Garrett 4,789
Republican Party Craig Gagnon 6,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Shirley 1,876 Petition Candidate

District 12

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Anne Parks Approveda Incumbent Parks first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anne Parks 10,719 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Note: Incumbent Lewis Pinson (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Bob Merritt was removed from the ballot as a result of the May 2 Supreme Court decision.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Merritt 3,084 Petition Candidate
Republican Party Robert Shannon Riley 11,697 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Mike Pitts Approveda Incumbent Pitts first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Taylor 5,807
Republican Party Mike Pitts 9,755 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Note: Incumbent David Tribble Jr did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Marian Redish was removed from the ballot as a result of the May 2 Supreme Court decision.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Charlie Davis and Samuel Rivers, Jr. were removed from the ballot as a result of the May 2 Supreme Court decision.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Samuel Rivers, Jr. 5,335 Petition CandidateGreen check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark N. Willis 10,080 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tom Corbin 13,137 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tommy Stringer 12,931 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dwight A. Loftis 9,213 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Constitution PartyAnthony Holan initially filed to run but was decertified by his party for failing to file SEI/SIC forms properly.

District 20

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:

Note: Israel Romero was removed from the ballot.

Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Dan Hamilton Approveda Incumbent Hamilton first assumed office in 1996.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan Hamilton 14,217 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Phyllis Henderson 15,865 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Wendy Nanney Approveda Incumbent Nanney first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Wendy Nanney 13,563 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: David R. Gahan initially filed to run but no longer appears on the official list of candidates.

District 23

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: D.C. Swinton was removed from the ballot as a result of a May 2 Supreme Court decision.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Chandra Dillard 8,457 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bruce W. Bannister 13,191 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Joseph Martin 2,459

District 25

Note: Incumbent Karl Allen (D) is running for State Senate.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Tony Boyce and Seldon Peden were removed from the ballot as a result of the May 2 Supreme Court decision.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Leola Robinson-Simpson 10,109 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Note: Incumbent Eric Bikas (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: R. Raye Felder was removed from the ballot as a result of a May 2 Supreme Court decision.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party R. Raye Felder 5,899 Petition CandidateGreen check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jeremy C. Walters 5,243

District 27

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Renita Barksdale was removed from the ballot as a result of a May 2 Supreme Court decision.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Garry R. Smith 13,277 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Eric Bedingfield 12,098 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis C. Moss 11,330 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Steve Moss Approveda Incumbent Moss first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Steve Moss 10,242 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: John Lewis was removed from the ballot as a result of a May 2 Supreme Court decision.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Harold Mitchell, Jr. 9,273 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Derham Cole, Jr. 11,659 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Eddie Tallon Approveda Incumbent Tallon first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Eddie Tallon 12,319 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Petition: Gaye Holt (R) was removed from the ballot, and then reinstated after a successful petition.[18]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Forrester 8,601 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gaye Holt 4,910 Petition Candidate

District 35

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Chumley 13,514 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Rita Allison Approveda Incumbent Allison first assumed office in 2008.
Note: Jim McMillan was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Rita Allison 7,308 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim McMillan 3,628 Petition Candidate

District 37

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Donna Wood 9,828 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party N. Douglas Brannon 11,894 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Note: Incumbent Marion Frye (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Eddie McCain and Phil Perry were removed from the ballot. Perry vowed to run as a petition candidate.[19]

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ralph Shealy Kennedy 6,766 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Phil Perry 6,477 Petition Candidate

District 40

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Walt McLeod Approveda Incumbent McLeod first assumed office in 1996.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walt McLeod 13,223 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Note: Incumbent Boyd Brown (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Democratic Party June 26 Democratic primary runoff:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party MaryGail Douglas 12,492 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Gray 4,146

District 42

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Anthony Approveda Incumbent Anthony first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Anthony 13,086 Green check mark transparent.png
Note: Randall English won the June 12 GOP primary unopposed but has since been decertified and removed from the general election candidate list.

District 43

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Greg Delleney Approveda Incumbent Delleney first assumed office in 1990.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Greg Delleney 11,633 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Note: Incumbent James Neal (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Bob M. Cook was removed from the ballot.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Joseph Coy was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mandy Powers Norrell 8,176 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ryan Payne 4,100
Republican Party Joseph Coy 2,077 Petition Candidate

District 45

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Deborah Long Approveda Incumbent Long first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Deborah Long 14,769 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Gary Simrill Approveda Incumbent Simrill first assumed office in 1992.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Gary Simrill 13,173 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Tommy Pope Approveda Incumbent Pope first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tommy Pope 12,644 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ralph W. Norman 13,762 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • John R. King Approveda Incumbent King first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John R. King 11,798 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Grady Brown Approveda Incumbent Brown first assumed office in 1984.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Grady Brown 13,602 Green check mark transparent.png

District 51

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. David Weeks 14,049 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Kim Demer was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Slade Funderburk 11,742 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Herndon 6,859

District 53

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Phil Powell was initially removed from the ballot, but was later reinstated.[20]
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ted Martin Vick 5,627 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Phil Powell 1,543 Petition Candidate
Republican Party Richie Yow 5,179

District 54

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Johnny Sellers was removed from the ballot.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth R. Munnerlyn 11,398 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jackie Hayes Approveda Incumbent Hayes first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jackie Hayes 11,164 Green check mark transparent.png

District 56

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Both Dennis DiSabato, Jr. and Mike Ryhal were removed from the ballot as a result of a May 2 Supreme Court decision.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis DiSabato, Jr. 4,709 Petition Candidate
Republican Party Mike Ryhal 4,813 Petition Candidate Green check mark transparent.png

Note: The race between Dennis DiSabato and Mike Ryhal was too close to call, and was originally set to go for a recount.[21][22] However, after the certified race results were deemed to be outside of the 1% margin required, Ryhal was named the winner.[23]

District 57

Note: Incumbent James Battle, Jr. (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Wayne George 12,261 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric Fry 3,368

District 58

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:

Note: Cedric D. Spain was removed from the ballot.

Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Liston D. Barfield 10,087 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry Alexander 12,560 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Phillip Lowe Approveda Incumbent Lowe first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Phillip Lowe 10,253 Green check mark transparent.png

District 61

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lester Branham 10,574 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Denny Neilson 2,115 Incumbent Neilson first assumed office in 1984.
  • Robert Williams 2,410 Approveda Incumbent Williams first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Chippy Johnson and Nancy Blackmon Lee were removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Williams 11,313 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Page 5,234

District 63

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Kris Crawford Approveda Incumbent Crawford first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Austin Smith 5,079
Republican Party Kris Crawford 11,305 Green check mark transparent.png

District 64

Note: Incumbent Kevin Johnson (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Both Willie Bethune and Robert L. Ridgeway, III were removed from the ballot as a result of a May 2 Supreme Court ruling.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Willie Bethune 5,325 Petition Candidate
Democratic Party Robert L. Ridgeway, III 7,157 Petition CandidateGreen check mark transparent.png
Note: Republican Party George Gray won the June 12 GOP primary unopposed but no longer appears on the official list of candidates.

District 65

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Jay Lucas Approveda Incumbent Lucas first assumed office in 1998.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jay Lucas 10,910 Green check mark transparent.png

District 66

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gilda Cobb Hunter 14,236 Green check mark transparent.png

District 67

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Murrell Smith 11,696 Green check mark transparent.png

District 68

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Heather Ammons Crawford 10,865 Green check mark transparent.png

District 69

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Rick Quinn Approveda Incumbent Quinn first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Vanlue 4,947
Republican Party Rick Quinn 12,215 Green check mark transparent.png

District 70

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Neal Approveda Incumbent Neal first assumed office in 1992.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Neal 13,047 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Nathan Ballentine 13,447 Green check mark transparent.png

District 72

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Smith 8,604 Green check mark transparent.png

District 73

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Hart Approveda Incumbent Hart first assumed office in 2006.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Hart 12,079 Green check mark transparent.png

District 74

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J. Todd Rutherford 13,750 Green check mark transparent.png

District 75

Note: Incumbent James Harrison (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe McCulloch 6,911
Republican Party Kirkman Finley, III 7,219 Green check mark transparent.png

District 76

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Leon Howard Approveda Incumbent Howard first assumed office in 1994.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leon Howard 12,172 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chuck Hill 3,282

District 77

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe McEachern 14,662 Green check mark transparent.png

District 78

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Joan Brady Approveda Incumbent Brady first assumed office in 2004.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beth Bernstein 8,044 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joan Brady 6,228

District 79

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Vannie Williams, Jr. was removed from the ballot.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mia Butler Garrick 13,764 Green check mark transparent.png

District 80

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jimmy Bales Approveda Incumbent Bales first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jimmy Bales 11,770 Green check mark transparent.png

District 81

Note: Incumbent Tom Young (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Jane Vaughters was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Don Wells 11,455 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jane Vaughters 6,102 Petition Candidate

District 82

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party William Clyburn 10,413 Green check mark transparent.png

District 83

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Hixon Approveda Incumbent Hixon first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Hixon 13,360 Green check mark transparent.png

District 84

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Jonathan C. Hill was removed from the ballot.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party James Roland Smith 10,849 Green check mark transparent.png

District 85

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Chip Huggins Approveda Incumbent Huggins first assumed office in 1998.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chip Huggins 16,716 Green check mark transparent.png

District 86

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party William Taylor 10,931 Green check mark transparent.png

District 87

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Todd Atwater Approveda Incumbent Atwater first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Todd Atwater 15,863 Green check mark transparent.png

District 88

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Walid Hakim was removed from the ballot.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Mac Toole Approveda Incumbent Toole first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mac Toole 11,263 Green check mark transparent.png

District 89

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Kenny Bingham Approveda Incumbent Bingham first assumed office in 2000.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kenny Bingham 10,756 Green check mark transparent.png

District 90

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bakari Sellers 8,301 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Lawrence 6,721

District 91

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Lonnie Hosey Approveda Incumbent Hosey first assumed office in 1998.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lonnie Hosey 10,563 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ben Kinlaw 5,191

District 92

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Joe Daning Approveda Incumbent Daning first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joe Daning 10,731 Green check mark transparent.png

District 93

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harry L. Ott, Jr. 14,511 Green check mark transparent.png

District 94

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Jenny Horne Approveda Incumbent Horne first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jenny Horne 11,214 Green check mark transparent.png

District 95

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry N. Govan, Jr. 13,634 Green check mark transparent.png

District 96

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Kit Spires Approveda Incumbent Spires first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kit Spires 9,428 Green check mark transparent.png

District 97

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patsy G. Knight 8,565 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ed Carter 6,880

District 98

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Chris Murphy Approveda Incumbent Murphy first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chris Murphy 10,233 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Jim Merrill Approveda Incumbent Merrill first assumed office in 2000.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jim Merrill 12,968 Green check mark transparent.png

District 100

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Tonia Aiken-Taylor 4,600
Republican Party Edward L. Southard 9,894 Green check mark transparent.png

District 101

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ronnie A. Sabb 14,146 Green check mark transparent.png

District 102

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Jefferson Approveda Incumbent Jefferson first assumed office in 2004.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: John J. Mondo, Jr. was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Jefferson 9,852 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Allan Weiss 5,367

District 103

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Jacqueline Williams was removed from the ballot.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Tom Winslow was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carl L. Anderson 11,607 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Winslow 3,429 Petition Candidate

District 104

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Randall 6,853
Republican Party Tracy R. Edge 11,219 Green check mark transparent.png

District 105

Note: Incumbent George Hearn (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: The following candidates were removed from the ballot due to a May 2 ruling of the South Carolina Supreme Court: Mike Connett, Liz Gilland, Kevin J. Hardee, Blake Hewitt, Bert Von Herrmann, and Bill Wiegand

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Connett 946 Petition Candidate
Republican Party Kevin J. Hardee 3,962 Petition CandidateGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Blake Hewitt 1,534 Petition Candidate
Republican Party Bert Von Herrmann 2,251 Petition Candidate
Republican Party Bill Wiegand 754 Petition Candidate

District 106

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Dick Withington, 2012 House was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Nelson Hardwick 14,709 Green check mark transparent.png

District 107

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Alan Clemmons Approveda Incumbent Clemmons first assumed office in 2002.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Alan Clemmons 10,827 Green check mark transparent.png

District 108

Note: Incumbent Republican Kevin Ryan did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:

Note: Jarrod Ownbey was removed from the ballot.

Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stephen Goldfinch, Jr. 14,994 Green check mark transparent.png

District 109

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party David Mack, III 9,853 Green check mark transparent.png

District 110

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chip Limehouse 13,081 Green check mark transparent.png

District 111

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Will Freeman was removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wendell G. Gilliard 12,343 Green check mark transparent.png

District 112

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Mike Sottile Approveda Incumbent Sottile first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Sottile 14,868 Green check mark transparent.png

District 113

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyWorking Families Party J. Seth Whipper 9,580 Green check mark transparent.png

District 114

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Note: Larry Carter Center was removed from the Democratic primary ballot.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Bobby Harrell Approveda Incumbent Harrell first assumed office in 1992.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bobby Harrell 11,493 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Larry Carter Center 1,473 is the nominee of the South Carolina Green Party
Independent John Steinberger 2,512 Petition Candidate

District 115

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Peter McCoy Approveda Incumbent McCoy first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carol Tempel 5,388 Petition Candidate
Republican Party Peter McCoy 11,462 Green check mark transparent.png

District 116

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert L. Brown 11,521 Green check mark transparent.png

District 117

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Crosby Approveda Incumbent Crosby first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Crosby 7,288 Green check mark transparent.png

District 118

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bill Herbkersman 11,836 Green check mark transparent.png

District 119

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
Note: Chris Cannon and Sean Hughes were removed from the ballot.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leon Stavrinakis 12,251 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Note: No candidate filled the Republican nominee vacancy in the general election.

District 120

Note: Incumbent William Bowers (D) is running for re-election in District 122.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Weston Newton 11,928 Green check mark transparent.png

District 121

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kenneth F. Hodges 12,088 Green check mark transparent.png

District 122

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Bowers 13,559 Green check mark transparent.png

District 123

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Andy Patrick Approveda Incumbent Patrick first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Andy Patrick 13,865 Green check mark transparent.png

District 124

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Shannon S. Erickson 10,899 Green check mark transparent.png

See also

External links

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The State, "Democrats hit state’s decision allowing more time on election forms," April 17, 2012
  3. The State, "Up to 100 S.C. candidates ordered off June ballots," May 4, 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 WISTV, "Supreme Court denies parties' request for rehearing," May 4, 2012
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  6. Goupstate.com, "Attorney to ask for SC primary delay," accessed May 9, 2012
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  12. All About Redistricting, DOJ pre-clearance letter, October 11, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012
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  15. Follow the Money: "South Carolina House 2010 Campaign Contributions"
  16. Independent Mail, "No Republican primary in Oconee County," accessed June 9, 2012
  17. WSPA, "SC GOP Chairman Overturns House District 3 Results, Declares Incumbent Winner," July 10, 2012
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  19. Phil Perry for SC House District 39, Facebook post from June 9, 2012, accessed July 18, 2012
  20. The State, "Vick drops out of congressional race after arrest," May 26, 2012
  21. WMBF News, "Recount set for state house district 56" accessed November 7, 2012
  22. AP.org, "South Carolina State Senate and State House Election Results" accessed November 7, 2012
  23. carolinalive.com, "Ryhal wins House District 56," accessed November 26, 2012