Runoff June 26 in House District 7 Race

State Rep. Robert Williams

and educator

Mal Hyman

will square off June 26 in a runoff election for the Democratic nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (R-Dist.7) in the November 6 general election.

“It is essential for Democrats to vote in this special election. The results will determine who will be the Democratic nominee in our effort to unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Rice. Please make plans to vote on June 26,” said HCDP Chair Don Kohn.

Williams led the four-man field in Tuesday’s primary election with 41.3 percent of the vote, while Hyman, a long-time educator from Hartsville, finished with 29.7 percent. Fifty-percent plus one was needed to avoid a runoff.

Rounding out the field in the District 7 Congressional race were attorney Bill Hopkins at 17.8 percent and Dr. Bruce Fischer at 11.2 percent.

A total of 34,086 votes were cast in the Democratic primary for Congress.

“This was a terrific primary and I want to extend my congratulations to these and all of our other Democratic candidates for running strong and positive campaigns,” said Kohn.

“We look forward to the runoff and then HCDP will work hard to support our Democratic candidates as we seek to ride the Big Blue Wave in Horry County and South Carolina,” Kohn added. “Please vote in the special election June 26.”

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