U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5th District, acknowledged that he’s facing a tough opponent in Republican Mick Mulvaney.
Spratt made brief remarks at a barbecue held the historic Craig House on Friday night. Mulvaney, a businessman from Indian Land, is now serving as a state senator in District 16.
Lindsay Pettus, a local historian, gave a brief introduction for Spratt, who has held the seat since 1982.
“Of all the congressmen in the country, you deserve to go back to Washington,” Pettus said.