South Carolina - U.S. Senate

as of September 9

The Candidates

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Jim DeMint

  • Republican (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: September 2, 1951
  • Residence: Greenville, SC

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Alvin Greene

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: August 31, 1977
  • Residence: Manning, SC

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Previous Results

    South Carolina U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Jim DeMint REP 857,167 53.7%
    Inez Tenenbaum DEM 704,384 44.1%
    Patrick Tyndall CON 13,464 0.8%
    Rebekah Sutherland LIB 10,678 0.7%
    Tee Ferguson UNT 5,859 0.4%
    Efia Nwangaza GRE 4,383 0.3%

    U.S. President: South Carolina (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 1,034,896 53.9%
    Barack Obama DEM 862,449 44.9%
    Bob Barr LIB 7,283 0.4%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 6,827 0.4%
    Ralph Nader PET 5,053 0.3%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 4,461 0.2%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 9, 2010

Smooth Sailing For Conservative Powerhouse DeMint

Jim DeMint (R) was first elected in 2004 and is seeking a second term. He has become a major force in national conservative politics, endorsing candidates around the country, often picking ones who are running against those considered part of the GOP establishment. If he seems to be ignoring his own bid for another term, it's no wonder. The Democratic nominee, Army veteran Alvin Greene, won the June primary even though he spent no money, assembled no staff and did negligible campaigning. After the primary, it was revealed that he was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a college student. -Ken Rudin

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