Voters Pick Winners in Primary Runoffs

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The former state attorney general, a former South Carolina State dean, and an assistant principal all won big in Tuesday's primary runoff races.

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GOP voters overwhelming chose Henry McMaster over Mike Campbell for the nomination for lieutenant governor. McMaster faces Democrat Bakari Sellers in November. MORE: McMaster Wins GOP Nomination

For the Republican nomination for education superintendent, Molly Spearman defeated Sally Atwater, while Tom Thompson topped Sheila Gallagher to win the Democratic nod. Spearman and Thompson now advance to the general election.

MORE:Spearman Beats Atwater | Thompson Bests Gallagher

In Lexington County, Ned Tolar upset incumbent Bill Banning in the GOP race for County Council Seat Eight. Kershaw County Republican voters picked Julian Burns over Ben Connell for the Council Chair contest.

Voter turnout across the state was extremely low, with only around 7 percent of registered voters showing up to vote.


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