Voters in South Carolina will elect representatives for seven House seats, one of which is held by a Democrat and six by Republicans. They will also choose a governor, an office currently held by a Republican. See South Carolina’s primary results.
Republican Henry McMaster assumed the governorship in 2017 when Nikki Haley was appointed U.N. ambassador. He fell short of the 50 percent needed to win the nomination outright and was forced into a June primary runoff. Still, he’s favored in the general election over Democrat James Smith.
Going into this election, South Carolina had 1 Democratic representative and 6 Republican representatives. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 12.7 points and Mark Sanford (R) won by 21.7.
Rep. Mark Sanford (R), a critic of President Trump, lost a primary to Katie Arrington, who fully embraced the president. Joe Cunningham, an ocean engineer and lawyer, is the Democratic nominee in this coastal district that stretches down from Charleston. With a week to go, the National Republican Congressional Committee began an ad campaign to boost Arrington.
Congress this week is poised to pursue two diverging strategies for ending the partial government shutdown, but it is far from clear how Republicans and Democrats will reconcile their differences and reopen the government.