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Orangeburg Sen. Hutto to run for Graham's US Senate seat

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto has filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Lindsey Graham.

Hutto paid the $10,440 filing fee Friday to make his surprise entry into the crowded race. He will remain in the state Senate while he runs.

Hutto says South Carolina deserves a senator who will spend more time helping the state than appearing on Sunday morning talk shows. Hutto was first elected to the state Senate in 1996. He lives in Orangeburg.

Hutto's decision means there will be a June primary for both Democrats and Republicans.

Hutto will face Jay Stamper, while six Republicans have filed to take on Graham as he seeks a third term. The latest person to join the GOP primary on Friday was Columbia attorney Benjamin Dunn.

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