Election filing in the state has closed and four candidates have filed to run against U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, who’s seeking his first full term in Washington.
Scott was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley when Jim DeMint resigned in 2013. Scott was elected to the remaining two years of DeMint’s term in 2014 and is seeking his first full term. Scott was a U.S. Rep. when Haley appointed him.
According to the Associated Press two South Carolina congressmen have primary challengers.
Republican U.S .Mark Sanford faces state Rep. Jenny Horne of Summerville in the 1st Congressional District in the June primary. In the 5th District, incumbent Republican Mick Mulvaney faces Ray Craig of Lake Wylie.
The other five incumbent congress members will have major party opponents in the November election.
Democrat Thomas Dixon and three third-party candidates are challenging Scott.