Tags: US | US | House | SC | 1st | District

Black SC Republican Nominated in 1st District

Tuesday, 22 Jun 2010 08:52 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

South Carolina voters have nominated a black Republican state lawmaker for an open congressional seat, rejecting one of the state's legendary political names.

Tim Scott beat Paul Thurmond, the son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, in a GOP runoff Tuesday in the state's coastal 1st District.

Scott is now a heavy favorite in a district that has elected a Republican congressman for three decades. He is poised to become the nation's first black GOP congressman since 2003 when Oklahoma's J.C. Watts retired.

The 44-year-old Scott was the first black Republican in the South Carolina legislature in more than a century when elected in 2008. Before that, he served 13 years on Charleston County Council.

Scott faces Democrat Ben Frasier, who also is black.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sen. McCain: Hagel 'Very Frustrated' With Obama Policies

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 12:56 PM

Arizona Sen. John McCain has blasted the Obama administration for forcing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to quit, saying  . . .

Immigrant Groups: Many Left Behind By Obama's 'Arbitrary' Action

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 12:06 PM

Some immigrant-rights groups are sharply critical of President Obama‚Äôs executive amnesty plan, saying it leaves most ill . . .

Oil Price Seen Falling to $60 If OPEC Doesn't Cut Output

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 08:25 AM

Oil prices could plunge to $60 a barrel if OPEC does not agree a significant output cut when it meets in Vienna this wee . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved