COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) - Sixteen Republican and three Democratic candidates have filed in the special election for South Carolina's 1st U.S. Congressional District.
The candidates will meet in the March 19 Republican primary. A runoff will be held on April 2, if it's necessary, and the general election is slated for May 7.
"We have a strong field of candidates to replace our Republican rockstar, Sen. Tim Scott. After all votes are cast, our party will stand united behind the primary winner. I have no doubt that a South Carolina Republican will continue to represent the 1st district in Congress," said SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly.
Republican candidates filing for the 1st Congressional District:
Democratic candidates filing for the 1st Congressional District: