Republican Primary Tuesday may result in runoffs in some races

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, June 13, 2016

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Republican Primary Tuesday may result in runoffs in some races
The South Carolina Republican Primary will be held Tuesday with some winners not facing Democratic opposition in November. Other races with three or more candidates face the possibility of a runoff in two weeks.

The winner of the Senate District 5 race between incumbent Tom Corbin and John B. White will not have opposition in the Nov. 8 general election.

The four-person race in Senate District 12 will likely result in a runoff election on June 28. Lee Bright, the incumbent, faces former state representative Scott Talley, Greer businessman David McCray and Duncan Mayor Lisa Scott. Bright is bidding for a third term.

The race for Greenville County Sheriff has the most contested field with incumbent Steve Loftis facing Bruce Cannon, Hobart Lewis, William D. Lewis and Sam Manley. A runoff is likely.

A runoff is declared when no candidate gets a majority of the vote.

Under South Carolina's open primary rule, registered Democrats can vote in the Republican primary.

Tuesday’s Republican Primary

Polls: Open 7 a.m. and close 7 p.m. Bring a photo id.

Greenville County poll sites click here.

Spartanburg County poll sites click here.

Runoff: June 28

General election: Nov. 8


Senate District 5

Tom Corbin, incumbent

John B. White

Senate District 6

Johnny Edwards

Mike Fair, incumbent

William Timmons

District 12

Lee Bright, incumbent

David McCraw

Lisa C. Scott

Scott Talley

State House

District 22

Jason Elliott

Wendy Nanney, incumbent

Greenville County Sheriff

Bruce Cannon

Hobart Lewis

William D. Lewis

Steve Loftis, incumbent

Sam Manley

County Council District 18

Joseph R. Baldwin, incumbent

Mike Barnes

County Council District 21

Lance Byars

Stacy Kuper

Rick Roberts

Spartanburg County

State Senate District 7

Karl B. Allen

Lillian Brock Flemming




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