SOUTH CAROLINA
     Nov. 4, 2014 U.S. Senate                                      

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+Lindsey Graham (R) i
672,941
54.27%
Brad Hutto (D)
Brad Hutto (WF)
456,726
24,207
36.83%
1.95%
Thomas Ravenel (Pet.)
47,588
3.84%
Victor Kocher (L)
33,839
2.73%
write-in
4,774
0.38%

1,240,075

Registration:  2,881,052.  Ballots cast: 1,261,611.
Plurality:  192,008 votes (15.48 percentage points).

 SC Election Commission




Notes: 
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) defeated state Sen. Brad Hutto (D), Thomas Ravenel (Pet.) and Victor Kocher (L).

In the June 10 primary Graham obtained 56.42% of the vote, besting six candidates led by conservative state Sen. Lee Bright (15.43%); in the single digits were Richard Cash (8.30%), Det Bowers (7.31%), Nancy Mace (6.19%), Bill Connor (5.34%) and Benjamin Dunn (1.01%).  On the Democratic side, Hutto, endorsed by the SCDP, defeated Jay Stamper by 76.65% to 23.35%.  Hutto, an attorney from Orangeburg, was first elected to represent District 40 in an April 1996 special election.  Also on the November ballot by petition was Thomas Ravenel, a figure of considerable noteriety, who was elected state treasurer in 2006, but resigned in July 2007 after being indicted on cocaine distribution charges.  Libertarian Victor Kocher rounded out the field.

Hutto and Ravenel engaged in a half-hour debate on ETV on Oct. 14 (>); Graham declined to participate and Kocher did not meet the threshold.  Graham and Hutto did one joint appearance, a Q&A discussion sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 27 (>).


Campaign Managers:
Lindsey Graham  Scott Farmer
(Jan. 2013)  Longtime Graham advisor.  Owner of Farmer Strategies, LLC since Jan. 2009 and founder and partner of Lovell Investments LLC from Nov. 2008.  Campaign manager on Lindsey Graham for Senate, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Finance director on Lindsey Graham's campaign, Jan. 2001-Dec. 2006.  Finance director at the South Carolina Republican Party, 1998-2000.  Campaign coordinator on Mike Fair for Congress, 1997-98.  Polling division of the Dole-Kemp '96 campaign.  Bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University.

Brad Hutto  Lachlan McIntosh
Owner of McIntosh Consulting, LLC since Jan. 2003; decades of experience in South Carolina politics including:
South Carolina state director on Gov. Bill Richardson's presidential campaign, March 2007-Jan. 2008.  SCDP executive director from 2005-March 2, 2007; also served as campaign manager for Robert Barber for Lt. Governor in 2006 (the second closest general election in South Carolina history).  Lowcountry/Coastal field coordinator on Sen. John Edwards' 2004 SC primary campaign (started with the campaign in June 2003).  Served as an aide to Gov. Jim Hodges and has held positions for former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, and former Attorney General Travis Medlock.  First staff position was with Tom Harkin’s presidential campaign in 1992. 






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