The already crowded race for South Carolina’s first district congressional seat has yet another candidate. Jimmy Wood of Summerville has joined the race for First District Congressman Henry Brown’s seat. Wood is a Summerville businessman and military veteran that will serve as an Independent candidate.
Wood told the Post and Courier “I think the two-party system is on the verge of being corrupt.” He says he is a conservative candidate that sees the tea party movement as his natural base. When asked by a reporter how he would respond to him having no chance as a third party candidate, he said “I love the Bible story of David and Goliath.” Seven Republican candidates and three Democrats have announced their bids for the seat as well.