Here’s the results:
• Local lawyer Mike Cone lost the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate race by 400 some votes out of nearly 125,000 cast.
• Linda Ketner won the chance to challenge Henry Brown in November. The only consolation for Brown is that he did just a little bit better than Graham (both under 69 percent) when faced with opposition from their own party. Though less than 10,000 voted in the Dem primary race and nearly 40,000 voted in the GOP primary.
• Randy Scott lost. Everybody, stay off the road.
• Dwayne Green barely registered against Robert Ford. One friend of mine suggested that Green wasn’t pointed enough in his criticism of Ford and I think he might be right.
• Wendell Gilliard
won a S.C. House seat will face a run-off for the District 111 seat, beating back Middleton’s wave of endorsements and strong opposition, but falling short of the 50 percent of the vote needed to win outright. In the end, the race likely came down to who the voters knew.
• Anne Peterson-Hutto got a strong win against Eugene Platt. She’ll take on Wallace Scarborough in November … unfortunately for her, she’ll also be taking on Eugene Platt, who could be running on the Working Families and the Green parties tickets.
• Mike Sottile won the Statehouse seat representing coastal East Cooper. This win is ALL about voter turnout. Period.
• Tim Scott had a ridiculously strong win considering the district was weighted so heavily in Berkeley County.
• Scarlett Wilson beat Blair Jennings. Going negative likely didn’t seal his fate, but it was probably a sign that he knew what was coming.
• Nancy Cook lost her challenge to Curtis Bostic for County Council. She’s still got the opportunity to run for reelection on the school board (good luck with that).
• Rae Wooten got a strong win for county coroner, suggesting she may not have much trouble in November.
• Mark Peper will be challenging Colleen Condon in November for her County Council seat.