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Here’s a look at the results from the S.C. 2022 primary election

S.C. 2022 primary election
S.C. 2022 primary election(WIS-TV)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 11:14 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - We have the results from the federal, state, and local races from the S.C. primary election. We’ll update as more results are in.

GOVERNOR’S RACE

Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster won his party’s nomination for a second full term Tuesday. McMaster defeated Harrison Musselwhite, a trucker and former businessman, and secured victory with 83 percent of votes.

If he wins the general election in November and completes that term, he will become the longest-serving governor in the state’s history.

Five candidates were seeking the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary: former U.S. House member Joe Cunningham, state Sen. Mia McLeod, health care administrator Carlton Boyd, barber and musician Calvin “CJ Mack” McMillan, and Vietnam veteran and former postal worker William H. “Cowboy” Williams.

Cunningham has won the Democratic nomination for governor with 57 percent of votes statewide. He insists that he’s the candidate who is best positioned to beat McMaster, citing his ideas and youthfulness.

Cunningham, McLeod, and Boyd were the only Democratic candidates to participate in an official debate ahead of the primary election. McLeod won the majority support from Aiken County, gaining 47 percent of votes. But she fell short statewide, only securing 31 percent of votes. Boyd received just over 5 percent of the total votes.

OTHER PRIMARY RESULTS

*Races with more than one candidate listed will participate in a runoff election. Candidates must win at least 50 percent of votes to be declared the winning candidate.

  • U.S. Senate - Tim Scott (R)
  • U.S. House District 6 - James Clyburn (D) with 88 percent of votes; Duke Buckner (R) with 74 percent of votes.
  • Secretary of State - Mark Hammond (R) with 75 percent of votes; Rosemounda Butler (D)
  • State House District 81 - Bart Blackwell (R) with 63 percent of votes.
  • State House District 91 - Lonnie Hosey (D) with 80 percent of votes.
  • State Superintendent of Education - Republicans Kathy Maness with 31 percent and Ellen Weaver with 23 percent; Democrats Lisa Ellis with 50 percent and Gary Burgess with 31 percent
  • Treasurer - Curtis Loftis (R)
  • Attorney General - Alan Wilson (R) with 66 percent of votes.
  • Comptroller General - Richard Eckstrom (R)
  • Agriculture Commissioner - Hugh Weathers (R) with 59 percent of votes.
  • U.S. House District 7 - Russell Fry (R) with 51 percent of votes.
  • U.S. House District 1 - Nancy Mace (R) with 53 percent of votes.

LOCAL RACES

  • Aiken County Council District 1 - Ron Felder (R) with 65 percent of votes.
  • Aiken County Council District 2 - Mike Kellems (R) with 53 percent of votes.
  • Aiken County Council District 5 - Sandy Haskell (R) with 64 percent of votes.
  • Allendale County Council District 2 - James White (D) with 76 percent of votes.
  • Allendale County Council District 3 - Rick Gooding with 44 percent and Willa Marian Jennings with 43 percent
  • Allendale County Treasurer- Valaree Chess Smith (D) with 63 percent of votes.
  • Allendale County Sheriff - Jamie Freeman with 49 percent and Charles Rowell Jr. with 14 percent
  • Bamberg County Auditor - Rosa Robinson Verner (D) with 64 percent of votes.
  • Edgefield County Council District 2 - Tiffani Ireland (R) with 75 percent of votes.
  • Edgefield County Council District 5 - Jerry Moody (R) with 54 percent of votes.
  • McCormick County Council District 5 - Jackie Brown (D) with 61 percent of votes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.