United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1990

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The 1990 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 6, 1990 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The primary election for the Republicans was held on June 12. All six incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation remained four Democrats and two Republicans.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Arthur Ravenel, Jr. of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1987, defeated Benjamin Hunt, Jr. in the Republican primary and Democratic challenger Eugene Platt in the general election.

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Arthur Ravenel, Jr. 20,032 89.7
Benjamin Hunt, Jr. 2,302 10.3


General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Arthur Ravenel, Jr. (incumbent) 80,842 65.5 +1.7
Democratic Eugene Platt 42,555 34.4 -1.8
No party Write-Ins 109 0.1 +0.1
Majority 38,287 31.1 +3.5
Turnout 123,506
  Republican hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Floyd Spence of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1971, defeated Libertarian challenger Gebhard Sommer.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Floyd Spence (incumbent) 90,054 88.9 +36.1
Libertarian Gebhard Sommer 11,101 10.9 +10.3
No party Write-Ins 189 0.2 +0.2
Majority 78,953 78.0 +71.8
Turnout 101,344
  Republican hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Butler Derrick of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1975, defeated Republican challenger Ray Haskett.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Butler Derrick (incumbent) 86,103 62.1 +8.4
Republican Ray Haskett 52,433 37.8 -7.8
No party Write-Ins 80 0.1 +0.1
Majority 33,670 24.3 +16.2
Turnout 138,616
  Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Liz J. Patterson of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1987, defeated Republican challenger Terry Haskins.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Liz J. Patterson (incumbent) 81,927 61.4 +9.3
Republican Terry Haskins 51,338 38.4 -9.4
No party Write-Ins 270 0.2 +0.1
Majority 30,589 23.0 +18.7
Turnout 133,535
  Democratic hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John M. Spratt, Jr. of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1983, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John M. Spratt, Jr. (incumbent) 78,203 99.8 +30.0
No party Write-Ins 159 0.2 +0.2
Majority 78,044 99.6 +60.0
Turnout 78,362
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Robin Tallon of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1983, was unopposed in his bid for re-election.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robin Tallon (incumbent) 94,121 99.6 +23.5
No party Write-Ins 419 0.4 +0.4
Majority 93,702 99.2 +47.0
Turnout 94,540
  Democratic hold

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