The most watched race on South Carolina’s coast has elected Tim Scott as the First Congressional District GOP nominee for November. It was a celebration in North Charleston as Scott was surrounded by his supporters after a clear victory in the run-off. Scott defeated Paul Thurmond with 68 percent of the vote. In the primary, he led the other eight candidates but didn’t receive quite enough votes to skip the run-off.
Thurmond, who didn’t have much to say, did say he’s never lost an election before, and now he knows what it feels like. He told the people of the First Congressional District to remember why they voted for Scott and to stand behind him in November. Thurmond says he will support Scott 100 percent. The First Congressional District Seat, being left by Congressman Henry Brown, covers Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Horry and Georgetown counties.
Scott faces Democrat Ben Frasier in November.