A former State Representative, she was a Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat in 1974 held by Ernest Hollings, a popular former Governor of South Carolina. This was also a year when Democrats made many gains while retaining all but one seat. Hollings defeated Bush with a large margin – 69.5–28.6%.
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