SC-Senate Class III Seat

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RaceTracker 2012 Congressional Election Dashboard
2012 House report  ยท 2012 Senate report
House: 435 seats Senate: 33 seats
GOP Dems Total GOP Dems Total
Confirmed primary challenges 5 2 7 5 5 10
Possible primary challenges 0 0 0 0 0 0
Open seats* 16 21 41 3 6 102
1. Includes Joe Lieberman, who is retiring from his Conn. senate seat.
This profile of South Carolina's Class III U.S. Senate seat, currently filled by Jim DeMint, is part of the RaceTracker project.


Next election: 2016

Race status [edit race status]

Incumbent: Jim DeMint
Incumbent running? Unconfirmed. [set incumbent status with form]
Primary challenge? Unknown. [set incumbent party with form]

Candidates [edit candidate list]
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Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Jim DeMint Republican Source April 15, 2009 Has not formally announced his re-election plans, but is raising money.
Brad Hutto Democratic Considering Source April 14, 2009

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Results [edit election results]

2012 primary winners 2012 general election winner
Alvin Greene, Jim DeMint TBD

Last election: 2004

Incumbent: Fritz Hollings


Name Party Status Reference URL Reference date Reference note
Jim DeMint Republican Confirmed candidate (source needed)
Inez Tenebaum Democratic Confirmed candidate (source needed)

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Primary winners: Jim DeMint, Inez Tenebaum
General election winner: Jim DeMint

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External articles

Elections.DailyKos posts tagged "SC-Sen" (link)

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