The U.S. Census Bureau is expected to announce Tuesday that South Carolina may be getting a Seventh Congressional District. As the Lowcountry continues to grow, the coastal-based First Congressional District may lose one prime county–Horry.
The Census has been looking at shrinking some of the state’s districts, as they continue on a growth pattern. Recent reports indicate the First Congressional District, currently comprised of Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Georgetown and Horry counties, may become a little too much for one district.
Congressman-elect Tim Scott told the Post and Courier in Charleston, he’s not happy to hear his district may lose Horry County due to its size, but he says it’s a tough possible reality. Scott won more than two-thirds of the vote in Horry County during the elections.