Attorney General Wilson in Republican runoff with Atwater
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has been forced into a runoff for the Republican nomination.
Wilson will take on state Rep. Todd Atwater in the runoff June 26.
Wilson nearly won the nomination outright, but fell just over 1 percentage point short in unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary.
Atwater hammered Wilson on ethics, saying he tried to stop the prosecution of a political consultant he once used after giving the case to a different prosecutor.
Wilson says no attorney general has ever fought corruption as hard as he has.
The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Constance Anastopoulo in November’s election.