2 in primary runoff for South Carolina House seat
Aug. 08, 2017
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two Democrats are in a primary runoff for the party's nomination for a vacant seat in the South Carolina House.
Attorneys Rosalyn Henderson Myers and Mo Abusaft meet in Tuesday's voting in Spartanburg County.
The winner faces Republican Mike Fowler in a Sept. 26 special for the seat given up by former Spartanburg Rep. Harold Mitchell, a Democrat who resigned in May for health reasons.
Myers got 39 percent of the vote in the July 25 primary. Abusaft finished second with 33 percent. Tuesday's runoff is required because neither candidate got more than 50 percent of the vote.
Myers says she has the backing of the other two candidates in the primary.
Abusaft is vice president of the Spartanburg branch of the NAACP.