NY Times 8/26:
Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right
“So far, three people have stepped forward to challenge Mr. Graham in the June primary: State Senator Lee Bright; Richard Cash, a former Congressional candidate; and Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel and, at the moment, the challenger whose political star is rising the fastest.”
My understanding is that Graham would have to get better than 50% or face a run off.
Good luck, South Carolina!!
Go, tea party!!
Info on the SC primary process:
Voters who voted in a party's primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.
The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running unopposed for their Party's nomination will not appear on primary ballots.
Voters may not vote in a political party's runoff if they voted in another political party's primary. However, voters who did not vote in either politicial party's primary may vote in either politicial party's runoff.
A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary elections or the election of President or Vice-president.
While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the November ballot.
So we're virtually guaranteed a runoff. THAT'S where we'll get Linda.
The South Carolina Republican Party has already censured Linda.
And put one of these fine folks in his place:
|Nancy Mace||Lee Bright||Richard Cash|
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