United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2010

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South Carolina's 6 congressional districts

The 2010 South Carolina House of Representatives elections were held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. The primary elections were held on June 8. The composition of the state delegation before the election was four Republicans and two Democrats.

After the general election, the composition of the state delegation entering the 112th Congress was five Republicans and just one Democrat.

All seats were rated safe for their incumbent parties except for district 5.

Match-up summary[edit]

District Incumbent 2010 Status Democratic Republican Green Libertarian Constitution Working Families Other
1 Henry E. Brown, Jr. Retiring Ben Frasier Tim Scott Robert Dobbs Keith Blandford Rob Groce Milton Elmer "Mac" McCullough, Jr. (UC), Jimmy Wood (I)
2 Joe Wilson Re-election Rob Miller Joe Wilson Eddie McCain Marc Beaman
3 J. Gresham Barrett Retiring Jane Ballard Dyer Jeff Duncan John Dalen Jane Ballard Dyer
4 Bob Inglis Lost primary Paul Corden Trey Gowdy C. Faye Walters Richard Mahler Dave Edwards
5 John M. Spratt, Jr. Re-election John M. Spratt, Jr. Mick Mulvaney
6 Jim Clyburn Re-election Jim Clyburn Jim Pratt Nammu Muhammad

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 2010[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats Before Seats After +/–
Republican 753,932 56.21% 4 5 +1
Democratic 543,921 40.55% 2 1 -1
Constitution 16,597 1.23% 0 0 0
Libertarian 9,988 0.74% 0 0 0
Green 7,322 0.65% 0 0 0
Other 9,376 0.74% 0 0 0
Totals 1,341,136 100.00% 6 6

District 1[edit]

United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 1 map.png

Incumbent Republican Congressman Henry E. Brown, Jr. has been in office since 2002 and is retiring. The open seat was contested by Democrat Ben Frasier, Republican Tim Scott, Green Robert Dobbs, Libertarian Keith Blandford, Working Families Rob Groce, United Citizens Milton Elmer "Mac" McCullough, Jr. and Independence Party Jimmy Wood. Scott defeated Paul Thurmond in the primary runoff election.[2]

South Carolina's 1st congressional district election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Scott 152,755 65.37%
Democratic Ben Frasier 67,008 28.67%
Working Families Rob Groce 4,148 1.77%
Green Robert Dobbs 3,369 1.44%
Libertarian Keith Blandford 2,750 1.18%
Independence Jimmy Wood 2,489 1.07%
United Citizens Milton Elmer "Mac" McCullough, Jr. 1,013 0.43%
Write-ins 163 0.07%
Totals 233,695 100.00%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 2 map.png

Incumbent Republican Congressman Joe Wilson has been in office since 2001. Wilson defeated Democratic nominee Iraq War Veteran Rob Miller, Libertarian Eddie McCain, and the Constitution Party's Marc Beaman.[4]

South Carolina's 2nd congressional district election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Wilson (inc.) 138,861 53.48%
Democratic Rob Miller 113,625 43.76%
Libertarian Eddie McCain 4,228 1.63%
Constitution Marc Beaman 2,856 1.10%
Write-ins 102 0.04%
Totals 259,672 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 3 map.png

Incumbent Republican Congressman J. Gresham Barrett had been in office since 2003, but decided to retire to run for Governor. The open seat was contested by Republican nominee Jeff Duncan, Democratic / Working Families nominee Jane Ballard Dyer, and Constitution Party nominee John Dalen. Duncan had come in second in the Republican Primary at 25%, but beat Richard Cash in the runoff 51% to 49%.[5]

South Carolina's 3rd congressional district election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Duncan 126,235 62.46%
Democratic Jane Ballard Dyer 73,095 36.16%
Constitution John Dalen 2,682 1.33%
Write-ins 96 0.05%
Totals 202,108 100.00%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 4 map.png

This is an open seat. Incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has been in office since 2005, but lost to Trey Gowdy in the primary election. Trey Gowdy would go on to defeat the Democratic nominee Paul Corden, Green Party's Faye Walters, Libertarian Rick Mahler, and the Constitution Party's Dave Edwards.

South Carolina's 4th congressional district election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Gowdy 137,586 63.45%
Democratic Paul Corden 62,438 28.79%
Constitution Dave Edwards 11,059 5.10%
Libertarian Rick Mahler 3,010 1.39%
Green Faye Walters 2,564 1.18%
Write-ins 181 0.08%
Totals 216,838 100.00%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 5 map.png

Democratic incumbent John M. Spratt, Jr. was defeated by Republican Mick Mulvaney.

South Carolina's 5th congressional district election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mick Mulvaney 125,834 55.12%
Democratic John M. Spratt, Jr. (inc.) 102,296 44.81%
Write-ins 156 0.07%
Totals 228,286 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 6[edit]

United States House of Representatives, South Carolina District 6 map.png

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn has been in office since 1993. Clyburn won re-election against Republican Jim Pratt and Nammu Y Muhammad of the Green Party.

South Carolina's 6th congressional district election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Clyburn (inc.) 125,459 62.86%
Republican Jim Pratt 72,661 36.41%
Green Nammu Y. Muhammad 1,389 0.70%
Write-ins 81 0.04%
Totals 199,590 100.00%
Democratic hold

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Preceded by
2008 elections
United States House elections in South Carolina
2010
Succeeded by
2012 elections