Twelve Candidates File for South Carolina Special U.S. House Election

South Carolina will hold a special election to fill the vacant U.S. House seat, 5th district, on June 20. Filing for party primaries and conventions closed at noon on March 13. Five Republicans filed for the Republican special primary; three Democrats filed for the Democratic primary. Among parties that nominate by convention, there are candidates from the Constitution, American, Libertarian, and Green Parties.

The candidate who filed for the Constitution Party nomination, Bill Bledsoe, also filed for the Libertarian nomination. But there are two others seeking the Libertarian nomination, Victor Kocher and N. Cooper. Under a strange South Carolina election law, if Bledsoe fails to get the Libertarian nomination, he will not be permitted to be on the ballot as the Constitution Party nominee, even if the Constitution Party nominates him.

The only candidate who filed for the Green nomination is David Kulma; and the only candidate who filed for the American Party nomination is Josh Thornton. Thanks to Rick Lass for the candidate list.


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Twelve Candidates File for South Carolina Special U.S. House Election — 5 Comments

  1. If Bledsoe wins both the CP and the LP nominations will he be on the ballot twice?

  2. “if Bledsoe fails to get the Libertarian nomination, he will not be permitted to be on the ballot as the Constitution Party nominee, even if the Constitution Party nominates him.”

    How does that work? That seems unfair to the Constitution Party.

  3. @TIM
    It probably has something to do with Sore-Loser laws that some states have, which are indeed unfair bullshit

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