SOUTH CAROLINA
     Nov. 4, 2014 U.S. Senate (Special Election)

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+Tim Scott (R)
757,215
61.12%
Joyce Dickerson (D)
459,583
37.09%
Jill Bossi (AMR)
21,652
1.75%
w/ins
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0.04%

1,238,982

Registered Voters  2,881,052.  Ballots Cast: 1,261,611
Plurality 297,632 votes (24.02 percentage points).
 SC State Election Commission




Notes:
This was an open seat.  In a surprise move, Sen. Jim DeMint (R) announced on Dec. 6, 2012 that he would resign in early January to become president of the Heritage Foundation.  On Dec. 17, Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announced her appointment of U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R) to fill the seat (>). 

Scott, from Charleston, had been elected to Congress in 2010.  Previously he served one term in the South Carolina House from 2009-11 and on the Charleston County Council from 1995-2009; he also ran for state Senate in 1996.

The June 10 primaries were lopsided.  Scott garnered almost 89.98% of the vote, defeating Randall Young.  Dickerson, a member of the Richland County Council since her election in 2004, won 65.39% over Sidney Moore and Harry Pavilack.  Also running was American Party candidate Jill Bossi.  The three candidates participated in an ETV debate on Oct. 28 (>).  The race was not competitive financially; according to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Scott campaign raised $6.8 milliion and spent $4.4 million, finishing with $2.5 million in cash on hand.  The Dickerson campaign spent a bit under $75,000 and the Bossi campaign a bit more that $15,000.





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