COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) – The South Carolina GOP said Tuesday’s midterm elections proved what they already know: that the Palmetto State is a “solid Republican state.”
State GOP Chairman Drew McKissick said “a red wave swept across South Carolina from the coast all the way to the Upstate,” with Republicans flipping eight State House seats, seven county council seats and several other local races.
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U.S. Senator Tim Scott won reelection to what he said will be his last term serving South Carolina, beating state Rep. Krystle Matthews. Scott’s victory was the first officially called by the Associated Press. That call came in about 38 seconds after polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Scott beat Matthews for a second full term. He was appointed to the Senate in 2013 by then-Gov. Nikki Haley when Jim DeMint resigned.
U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace…