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{{congspecelec2013-2014toc}}{{tnr}}'''South Carolina''' will hold a [[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]] for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] on November 4, 2014, for a two-year term. On December 17, 2012, ''The Associated Press'' revealed that [[Tim Scott]] had been chosen by [[Governor of South Carolina|Gov.]] [[Nikki Haley]] to temporarily take over for Sen. [[Jim DeMint]] (R) after he vacated his Senate seat to become president of the Heritage Foundation in January 2013.<ref name=Scott>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/17/haley-south-carolina-senate-demint-appointment/1774307/ ''USA Today'', "South Carolina to get first black senator in Tim Scott," December 17, 2012]</ref>  The special election will be held to fill the remaining two years of Demint's term. A six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by [[Lindsey Graham]] (R).
 
{{congspecelec2013-2014toc}}{{tnr}}'''South Carolina''' will hold a [[United States Congress special elections, 2014|special election]] for the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] on November 4, 2014, for a two-year term. On December 17, 2012, ''The Associated Press'' revealed that [[Tim Scott]] had been chosen by [[Governor of South Carolina|Gov.]] [[Nikki Haley]] to temporarily take over for Sen. [[Jim DeMint]] (R) after he vacated his Senate seat to become president of the Heritage Foundation in January 2013.<ref name=Scott>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2012/12/17/haley-south-carolina-senate-demint-appointment/1774307/ ''USA Today'', "South Carolina to get first black senator in Tim Scott," December 17, 2012]</ref>  The special election will be held to fill the remaining two years of Demint's term. A six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by [[Lindsey Graham]] (R).
  
Scott is expected to easily defeat [[Randall Young]], who "has been a virtual no-show on the trail so far," in the [[Republican]] primary.<ref>[http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140526/PC1610/140529689/1439/tim-scott-running-full-bore-campaign-against-minimal-opposition ''Post and Courier'', "Tim Scott running full bore campaign against minimal opposition," May 26, 2014]</ref> Richland County Councilwoman [[Joyce Dickerson]], former York County Councilman [[Sidney Moore]] and [[Harry Pavilack]] will face off in the [[Democratic]] primary. [[Brandon Armstrong]] (I) and [[Jill Bossi]], an American Party of South Carolina candidate, are also running for the Senate seat.  
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[[Tim Scott]] easily defeated [[Randall Young]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 10, 2014. Richland County Councilwoman [[Joyce Dickerson]] defeated former York County Councilman [[Sidney Moore]] and [[Harry Pavilack]] in the [[Democratic]] primary.<ref name=ap>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/SC_US_Senate_0610.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref> Scott and Dickerson will face [[Brandon Armstrong]] (I) and [[Jill Bossi]], an American Party of South Carolina candidate, in the general election.  
  
  
 
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[[Tim Scott]] easily defeated [[Randall Young]] in the [[Republican]] primary on June 10, 2014.<ref name=ap/>
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Richland County Councilwoman [[Joyce Dickerson]] defeated former York County Councilman [[Sidney Moore]] and [[Harry Pavilack]] in the [[Democratic]] primary.<ref name=ap/>
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==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==

Revision as of 20:18, 10 June 2014

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South Carolina will hold a special election for the U.S. Senate on November 4, 2014, for a two-year term. On December 17, 2012, The Associated Press revealed that Tim Scott had been chosen by Gov. Nikki Haley to temporarily take over for Sen. Jim DeMint (R) after he vacated his Senate seat to become president of the Heritage Foundation in January 2013.[1] The special election will be held to fill the remaining two years of Demint's term. A six-year term will also be up for election for the seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R).

Tim Scott easily defeated Randall Young in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014. Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson defeated former York County Councilman Sidney Moore and Harry Pavilack in the Democratic primary.[2] Scott and Dickerson will face Brandon Armstrong (I) and Jill Bossi, an American Party of South Carolina candidate, in the general election.


Candidates

General election candidates


June 10, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Independent Third Party Candidates

Withdrew

Previously rumored

Rumored but withdrew


Republican primary

Tim Scott easily defeated Randall Young in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[2]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Scott 90.2% 129,189
Randall Young 9.8% 14,003
Total Votes 143,192
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Democratic primary

Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson defeated former York County Councilman Sidney Moore and Harry Pavilack in the Democratic primary.[2]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce Dickerson 64.6% 32,602
Sidney Moore 24% 12,117
Harry Pavilack 11.5% 5,786
Total Votes 50,505
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Endorsements

Tim Scott

Campaign contributions

Tim Scott

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scott's reports.[15]

Tim Scott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2013$54,782.42$1,466,538.46$(161,436.46)$1,359,884.42
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2013$1,359,884.42$1,272,979.20$(253,654.69)$2,379,208.93
October Quarterly[18]October 15, 2013$2,379,208.93$762,099.18$(267,947.10)$2,873,361.01
Year-End[19]April 23, 2014$2,873,361.01$433,470.68$(213,930.03)$3,092,901.66
April Quarterly[20]March 31, 2014$3,092,901.66$965,960.63$(314,278.81)$3,744,582.48
Running totals
$4,901,048.15$(1,211,247.09)

Joyce Dickerson

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Dickerson's reports.[21]

Joyce Dickerson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End Report[22]January 30, 2014$9,500.00$15,390.00$(10,725.00)$4,664.18
April Quarterly[23]April 14, 2014$4,664.18$12,784.00$(13,391.00)$4,057.15
Pre-Primary[24]May 27, 2014$7,537.15$9,735.00$(11,426.80)$5,845.35
July Quarterly[25]July 9, 2014$5,845.35$13,945.00$(16,817.80)$2,872.55
Running totals
$51,854$(52,360.6)


Race background

In January 2013, Sen. DeMint resigned to head the conservative Heritage Foundation.[3] Governor Haley appointed Tim Scott to serve the first two years of DeMint's term, and on November 4, 2014, the voters of South Carolina will elect a candidate for the remaining two years.[26]

Tim Scott is the first black Senator from the South since Reconstruction.[1]

See also

Additional reading

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 USA Today, "South Carolina to get first black senator in Tim Scott," December 17, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Associated Press, "South Carolina - Summary Vote Results," accessed June 10, 2014
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named wp
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Roll Call, "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Politico, "All eyes on Nikki Haley to pick Jim DeMint successor," December 7, 2012
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 National Journal, "DeMint Resignation Sets Off South Carolina Scramble," December 6, 2012
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 CNN.com, "First on CNN: Haley finalizes short list for DeMint seat," December 11, 2012
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 SC Votes, "Senate Candidate List," accessed March 31, 2014
  9. Green Papers, "SC," accessed January 24, 2014
  10. Campaign website, "Home," accessed January 13, 2014
  11. Bossi for Senate, "Home," accessed May 29, 2014
  12. The State, "ELECTION 2014: Rick Wade drops out of U.S. Senate race," March 6, 2014
  13. Island Packet, "Patrick, Lotz mulling run for Scott's U.S. House seat," December 17, 2012
  14. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Scott 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed May 13, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Dickerson 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 29, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed April 29, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed June 18, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2014
  26. Roll Call, "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012