South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District

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The 6th Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in central South Carolina. From 2003 to 2013 it included all of Bamberg, Clarendon, Colleton, Marion and Williamsburg counties and parts of Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Lee, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. The district borders shifted south in the 2012 redistricting,moving away from North Carolina and adding the Georgia-South Carolina border. The district was defined in the early 1990s in a deal between state Republicans and Democrats in the South Carolina General Assembly to ensure a majority-black population, known as a majority-minority district. The rural counties of the historical black belt in South Carolina make up much of the district, but it sweeps south to include most of the black precincts in Charleston, and west to include most of the black precincts in Columbia. The district is presently the only safe Democratic district in the state. Even before being reconfigured as a majority-black district, it was considered a Democratic bastion, as the state had been until the late twentieth century. It included the northeastern part of the state, from Darlington to Myrtle Beach. It has elected only two Republicans since the early twentieth century, in both cases for only a single term. (More from Freebase)

Senators

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Tim Scott Republican 1 year in office

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Lindsey Graham Republican 11 years in office

Representative

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6th District James Clyburn MyOC Group Democrat 21 years in office

District Boundary Map

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