SC 5th Dist. Congressional Winner Announced

Votes Are In

Seth Stokes
June 19, 2017 - 8:53 am
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UPDATE: The votes are in and Ralph Norman has been elected to fill South Carolina's 5th District House seat. The republican candidate received 50.9% of the votes edging out Archie Parnell who received 48.2%.

President Trump fired off a couple of tweets about the election.

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The waning days of the special election to fill South Carolina's 5th District House seat are stacking up with notable visitors.

Jim DeMint is making several stops with Republican nominee Ralph Norman on Friday. They'll be accompanied by Carrie Almond, president of the National Federation of Republican Women.

DeMint represented South Carolina's 4th District from 1999 until winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2004. He left that chamber in 2013 to run the Heritage Foundation, where he was recently ousted by its board of directors.

U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and G.K. Butterfield are scheduled to visit the district to campaign with Democrat Archie Parnell on Saturday.

Voters go to the polls Tuesday to select a replacement for Mick Mulvaney, currently serving as White House budget director.

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