Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

S.C. House Special Election Dates Set S.C. House Special Election Dates Set

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation


S.C. House Special Election Dates Set

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed an executive order that sets a timeline for the special election to replace GOP Rep. Tim Scott, who resigned his seat Wednesday in order to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate this week.

The primary in the state's 1st Congressional District will be held on March 19, a potential runoff would be April 2, and the general election is scheduled for May 7.

Numerous Republicans have expressed interest in the heavily GOP seat. State Sen. Paul Thurmond, who lost to Scott in the 2010 primary and is the son of late Sen. Strom Thurmond, just decided against another try at the seat, while former Gov. Mark Sanford continues to weigh a bid.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter