CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A lawsuit is seeking
to remove the son of late U.S. Strom Thurmond from a South Carolina
state Senate race.
The Post and Courier reports a hearing is scheduled for Monday, the day before primary elections.
The lawsuit says Paul
Thurmond should be disqualified from the GOP race because he didn't
submit financial forms at the same time as candidacy paperwork.
The suit was filed by the
husband of Carol Tempel, a Democrat who left a state House race after
acknowledging she hadn't abided by a Supreme Court ruling requiring the
filings be simultaneous.
Thurmond said he expected the challenge but is exempt from the requirement.
Three other Republicans
have already been decertified from the race to succeed Glenn McConnell,
who resigned the seat to become lieutenant governor.