Loftis wins South Carolina state Senate primary

January 25, 2019

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina state Representative will get a chance to move across the Statehouse to the Senate.

Greenville Rep. Dwight Loftis has won a primary for a vacant Senate seat after William Timmons was elected as the state’s new 4th District Congressman.

Loftis got 55 percent of the vote against Greenville City Councilwoman Amy Ryberg Doyle and businessman Jeffrey Stringer.

Loftis will face Democrat Tina Belge in a special election March 26.

If Loftis wins, a special election will be needed to fill his House seat.

The 75-year-old Loftis has been in the House since 1996.

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