Polls have closed in South Carolina for the primary election runoff. SCRN will provide audio updates on line every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30, and to radio affiliates statewide carrying election coverage.
Nikki Haley is the front runner is the GOP’s competition for governor against Congressman Gresham Barrett. The winner will face Democrat Vince Sheheen in November.
Florence County Councilman Ken Ard is in the Republican runoff for lieutenant governor against Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor.
Midlands attorneys Leighton Lord and Alan Wilson face off in the GOP nomination for Attorney General. They ran neck-to-neck on June 8th.
In the Republican runoff for education superintendent, retired army general and outgoing Newberry College president Mick Zais takes on Elizabeth Moffly, owner of Moffly Construction and Real Estate, who homeschools two of her children.
GOP Congressional races include the 1st District, where black Republican Tim Scott faces Paul Thurmond, the son of Strom Thurmond who died seven years ago. There hasn’t been a black Republican congressman since Oklahoma’s J.C. Watts retired in 2003.
The Upstate’s 4th Congressional Distrist incumbent Bob Inglis will face Solicitor Trey Gowdy. And South Carolina House member Jeff Duncan faces businessman Richard Cash in the 3rd District race.