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Long says she won’t seek Senate seat when Mulvaney steps down

Who will seek District 16 seat?

By Chris Sardelli

Now that Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land will be going to Congress, who will take his place in the state Senate?
Mulvaney, a Republican, defeated 14-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Spratt, a Democrat from York, to win the 5th District congressional seat in Tuesday’s midterm election. Mulvaney is halfway through his term as the District 16 representative in the state Senate.
Several names have surfaced as possible successors to Mulvaney in the District 16 seat, though no one has yet made a commitment to run.


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Hood, Howard thankful for re-election

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster City Councilman Kenny Hood said voters picked the better candidate in the District 1 race.
Hood, who represents that district, defeated challenger Anthony Elder by 58 percentage points Tuesday night.
Hood got 262 votes (79 percent) compared to Elder’s 70 votes (21 percent).
The Lancaster County Election Commission certified the results Friday.
“The best candidate won,” Hood said. “The work I’ve done speaks for itself.”


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County Council meets Tuesday

By The Staff

Lancaster County Council will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Discussion and information items include:
•  Restoration of the historic courthouse
• Planning commission yearly update
• Roy Hardin Park update
• Committee reports
• County attorney report
Action items include:
• Authorization of the sale of surplus property
• Approval of work session and regular session minutes
• Board and commission appointments
Agenda items include:


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Family will stay put in IL; he will commute to Congress

Mulvaney going to Congress

By Chris Sardelli

About 15 minutes after becoming the first Republican from Lancaster County to win the 5th Congressional District seat in more than 100 years, Mick Mulvaney appeared overwhelmed.
Surrounded by his wife, Pam, and members of his campaign team, Mulvaney, the state senator for District 16, thanked a crowd of supporters at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster for his win over Democratic incumbent John Spratt, who has held the seat since 1983.


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Mulvaney first local resident to hold seat since 1957

Mick Mulvaney made history Tuesday night as he became the first Lancaster County resident to return to the state’s 5th Congressional district seat in more than 50 years.
Mulvaney, the state senator for District 16, won the seat over Democratic incumbent John Spratt, who’s held the seat since January 1983.
Mulvaney is the third Lancaster County resident to hold the seat.


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Mulvaney supporters cheer results

By Chris Sardelli

Hundreds of anxious Mick Mulvaney supporters waited for news about the 5th Congressional District race Tuesday night at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
Soon after polls closed at 7 p.m., they were huddled around flat-screen televisions scattered around the room. Cheers, sighs or gasps would occasionally burst from the crowd as votes poured in and the news channels reported the tallies.


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Blackmon-Brace congratulates mayor on win

Shaw worked hard to win votes

By Jesef Williams

Joe Shaw said he worked harder this election than in any of his other campaigns for office.
Shaw, who’s been Lancaster’s mayor for 28 years, won re-election to his eighth term in office on Tuesday. He said he looks forward to another four years of providing leadership and service to the city’s residents.
The mayor received 1,419 of the votes (54 percent) Tuesday.
City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace finished second with 924 votes (35 percent). Mary Helen Yarborough got 192 votes (7 percent) and Donnie Birchfield got 107 votes (4 percent).


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Lancaster County vote totals – uncertified results

Following are the uncertified Lancaster County vote totals. A * in front of the name indicates the winner of the race. Some changes in vote totals may occur when the votes are certified Friday morning, but they are not expected to change the outcome in any races:
U.S. Congress, 5th District
* Mick Mulvaney, R – 13,059
John Spratt, D (i) – 9,058
U.S. Senate
*  Jim DeMint, R (i)– 14,285
Alvin Greene, D – 6,148
Tom Clements, Green Party –1,189


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School board incumbents win re-election

By Jesef Williams

All of the Lancaster County school board members on the ballot Tuesday won re-election.
Don McCorkle, who represents District 1, bested two challengers – political newcomers Leland Hughes and Kevin Sexton.
McCorkle got 2,137 votes (47 percent). Sexton garnered 1,529 votes (34 percent) and Hughes got 860 votes (percent).
All of the figures are unofficial. The county's Election Commission will certify the results Friday.
McCorkle said he had to get out and campaign a lot more than he did in 2006. He believes his message resonated with voters.


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Long keeps S.C. House seat

By Jane Alford

Republican incumbent Deborah A. Long won the S.C. House District 45 seat over Democrat Mary L. Bernsdorff in Tuesday's general election.
According to unofficial results from the Lancaster and York County Election Commissions, Long won 65 percent of the vote, which was 10,272 votes. Bernsdorff trailed at 35 percent with 5,522 votes.
In Lancaster County, Long received 6,974 votes or 61 percent of the vote, compared to Bernsdorff's 4,518 votes, or 39 percent of the vote.


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