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Revision as of 10:04, 1 July 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


Failed to file

Withdrew

Declined to run


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% 275,018
Randall Young 10% 30,646
Total Votes 305,664
Source: Results via Associated Press

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 65.4% 72,547
Sidney Moore 23.6% 26,191
Harry Pavilack 11% 12,214
Total Votes 110,952
Source: Results via Associated Press

Endorsements

Tim Scott

Campaign contributions

Tim Scott

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scott's reports.[16]

Tim Scott (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2013$54,782.42$1,466,538.46$(161,436.46)$1,359,884.42
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2013$1,359,884.42$1,272,979.20$(253,654.69)$2,379,208.93
October Quarterly[19]October 15, 2013$2,379,208.93$762,099.18$(267,947.10)$2,873,361.01
Year-End[20]April 23, 2014$2,873,361.01$433,470.68$(213,930.03)$3,092,901.66
April Quarterly[21]March 31, 2014$3,092,901.66$965,960.63$(314,278.81)$3,744,582.48
July Quarterly[22]July 14, 2014$3,896,693.74$448,781.60$(676,147.36)$3,669,327.98
Running totals
$5,349,829.75$(1,887,394.45)

Joyce Dickerson

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Dickerson's reports.[23]

Joyce Dickerson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End Report[24]January 30, 2014$9,500.00$15,390.00$(10,725.00)$4,664.18
April Quarterly[25]April 14, 2014$4,664.18$12,784.00$(13,391.00)$4,057.15
Pre-Primary[26]May 27, 2014$7,537.15$9,735.00$(11,426.80)$5,845.35
July Quarterly[27]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.[28]

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. Bossi for Senate, "Home," accessed May 29, 2014
  11. SCVotes.gov, "Candidate Listing for the 11/4/2014 Statewide General Election," accessed September 15, 2014
  12. Campaign website, "Home," accessed January 13, 2014
  13. The State, "ELECTION 2014: Rick Wade drops out of U.S. Senate race," March 6, 2014
  14. Island Packet, "Patrick, Lotz mulling run for Scott's U.S. House seat," December 17, 2012
  15. Politico, "FreedomWorks backs Ted Yoho, Tim Scott, Mark Sanford," accessed March 19, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Scott 2014 Summary reports," accessed August 1, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  18. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed August 1, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 30, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed May 13, 2014
  21. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 13, 2014
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Dickerson 2014 Summary reports," accessed April 29, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed April 29, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 29, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed June 18, 2014
  27. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2014
  28. Roll Call, "Appointment Speculation Centers on Rep. Tim Scott," December 6, 2012