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South Carolina State Election Commission
1998 South Carolina Congressional and Statewide Primary Results
Filing Deadline: March 10, Primary: June 9, Runoff: June 23
Predictions, Notes, List of State Parties
Governor, 50% in '94, 1st term
Charles Cook's prediction: Likely Republican, Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 5:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
St. House Min. Ldr. Jim Hodges (D), David Beasley (R), William F. 'Bill' Able (R), high school teacher Timothy Moultrie (L), minister Bobby Eubanks (WI),
Lt. Governor
ex-Lt. Gov. / '94 governor nominee Nick Theodore (D), Lexington Sheriff James Metts (R), Union Co. Sheriff Howard Wells (D), Robert Lee Peeler (R) Daniel O'Neal (L)
Attorney General
ex-St. Sen. Tom Turnipseed (D) Charlie Condon (R)
Secretary of State
Roy Blake Fairchild (D) Jim Miles (R)
Treasurer
ex-St. Treasurer Grady Patterson (D) Richard Eckstrom (R)
Comptroller Earle Morris (D) retiring
St. Sen. James Lander (D) St. Sen. John Courson (R), Sam Cerezo (R), Bill Mullen (R),
Adjutant General
Robert Dixon Burton (D), John V. Green (D), Stanhope Spears (R), Tom Hendrix (R),
Superintendent of Schools Barbara Stock Nielsen (R) retiring
attorney / ex-teacher Inez Tenenbaum (D), Tom Parks (D), Fred R. Sheheen (D), school district 5 chair David Eckstrom (R), Gary O. Leonard (R), Rebekah E. Sutherland (R), Jim White (R),
Agriculture Commissioner
No Democrat D. Leslie Tindal (R), Frank E. Barron III (R), Jim Gordon (R),
Senator, 50.1% in '92, 6th term
Stu Rothenberg's prediction: Toss Up, Charles Cook's prediction: Leans Democrat, Roll Call's prediction: Toss Up, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 15:14, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
Ernest F. Hollings (D), U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis (R), ex-Greenville GOP chair Stephen Brown (R), Elton Legrand (R), motel auditor / '96 nominee Richard "Doc" Quillian (L),
1st Cong. District, 96.5% in '96, 2nd Term, might retire in '00
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Marshall Sanford Jr. (R), '96 nominee Joe Innella (NL),
2nd Cong. District, 89.9% in '96, 14th term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:8, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Republican
architect Jane Frederick (D), Floyd Davidson Spence (R), professor / '96 nominee Maurice T. Raiford (NL),
3rd Cong. District, 60.6% in '96, 2nd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:100, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 100% Republican
No Democrat Lindsey O. Graham (D),
4th Cong. District, 70.9% in '96, Bob Inglis (R) running for Senate, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Republican, Campaign & Election's prediction: Republican favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Republican
St. Sen. Glenn Reese (D), ex-GOP candidate/architect William McCuen (D), Launeil Neil Sanders (D), b-man Jim DeMint (R), Christian activist/St. Sen. Mike Fair (R), Attorney Jim Ritchie (R), Pro-Life activist Frank Raddish (R), hospital exec. Howell Clyborne, Jr. (R), consultant / '96 U.S. Senate nominee Peter Ashy (P, Rfm), hairdresser / '96 nominee C. Faye Walters (NL),
5th Cong. District, 54.0% in '96, 8th term
Roll Call's prediction: Likely Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:2, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 64% Democrat
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D), City Manager Mike Burkhold (R), Dianne Nevins (NL),
6th Cong. District, 68.4% in '96, 3rd term
Roll Call's prediction: Safe Democrat, Campaign & Election's prediction: Democrat favored 1:7, D.C.'s Report's prediction: 90% Democrat
James E. "Jim" Clyburn (D), Mike Wilson (D), '94 / '96 nominee Gary McLeod (R), Vince Ellison (R), teacher George C. Taylor (NL),

1. Key to Predictions: Roll Call,
The Cook Political Report,
The Rothenberg Political Report,
Campaign & Election Magazine,
D.C.'s Political Report

2. Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races. Blue boxes indicates winner. Red print indicates change in party control.

3. Key to Party Identification.
(D) = Democratic Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(NL) = Natural Law Party
(P) = Patriot Party
(Rfm) = Reform Party
(R) = Republican Party
(WI) = Write-in candidates


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