Clyburn easily wins re-nomination in 6th District - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Clyburn easily wins re-nomination in 6th District

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn has easily won the Democratic primary in the state's black-majority 6th Congressional District.

Clyburn swamped Dorchester housewife Karen Smith as he starts his bid for re-election. Clyburn was the first black elected to Congress from South Carolina since Reconstruction and is the dean of the state's congressional delegation

Clyburn captured 85 percent of the vote in early returns to 15 percent for Smith who is a tea party supporter who has voted in Republican primaries in recent years.

Clyburn is seeking a 12th term in Washington.

The district runs along the Interstate 95 corridor in the eastern part of the state and reaches into both Columbia and Charleston.

Most Popular

Stories
Videos

Like Us On Facebook


Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.