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2014 Election Results

Author: SC Chamber

November 5, 2014

BUSINESS FRIENDLY CANDIDATES OVERWHELMINGLY WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA
     
It was a great Election Day for South Carolina’s business community as candidates who support economic development priorities overwhelmingly won their races.
 
The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce endorsed Governor Nikki Haley, who easily won reelection, receiving close to 56 percent of vote. In the Lieutenant Governor race, Republican Henry McMaster defeated Bakari Sellers. Molly Spearman was elected State Superintendent of Education, and Hugh Weathers was reelected Commissioner of Agriculture. Click here for full election results.
 
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham defeated his challengers. U.S. Senator Tim Scott was elected for a full Senate term after filling the vacant seat left by Jim DeMint. All U.S. House representatives from South Carolina were reelected. Nationally, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate and maintained control of the U.S. House.
 
South Carolina Constitutional Amendment 2, to enable the governor to appoint the state Adjutant General, passed. The amendment was supported by the South Carolina Chamber.
 
The following South Carolina Chamber-supported candidates were elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives.

  • Bill Sandifer (Oconee)
  • David Hiott (Pickens)
  • Craig Gagnon (Abbeville)
  • Mike Burns (Greenville)
  • Tommy Stringer (Greenville)
  • Dan Hamilton (Greenville)
  • Phyllis Henderson (Greenville)
  • Bruce Bannister (Greenville)
  • Raye Felder (York)
  • Mike Forrester (Spartanburg)
  • Michael Anthony (Union)
  • Richie Yow (Chesterfield)
  • Mike Ryhal (Horry)
  • Terry Alexander (Florence)
  • Kirkman Finlay (Richland)
  • Mia McLeod (Richland)
  • Kit Spires (Lexington)
  • Chris Murphy (Dorchester)
  • Chip Limehouse (Charleston)
  • Leon Stavrinakis (Charleston)
  • Bill Bowers (Hampton)

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