MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Runoffs are next in several South Carolina primaries, including the state's new 7th Congressional District.
FULL PRIMARY ELECTON RESULTS
Voters on Tuesday narrowed the field of Republican candidates for the new district to former Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and Horry County Council Chairman Tom Rice.
The winner will face Coastal Carolina University economist Gloria Tinubu, who claimed the Democratic nomination. But state Democratic Party officials were scrambling to determine if a runoff should be held involving Horry County attorney Preston Brittain.
Tinubu received 52 percent of the vote after the State Election Commission ruled that votes for state Rep. Ted Vick would not be counted because he withdrew several weeks ago.
Vick dropped out last month after his arrest on a drunken driving and weapons charge in Columbia.
Bauer led a field of nine Republicans, getting about 32 percent of the vote. Rice got about 27 percent of the vote, and attorney Jay Jordan was third with about 22 percent.
Other candidates included former Parks Recreation and Tourism Director Chad Prosser, Myrtle Beach City Councilman Randal Wallace, real estate agent Renee Culler, Army veteran Katherine Jenerette, businessman Jim Mader and retired accountant Dick Withington.
The runoff election will take place June 26th.