South Carolina voters to pick Republican nominee for Congress
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) Voters canada goose store in South Carolina coastal first congressional district went to the polls on Tuesday to choose between former Governor Mark Sanford and canada goose uk outlet a former member of the Charleston County Council, Curtis Bostic, as the Republican nominee for the open seat. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the National canada goose factory sale Prayer Breakfast in Washington February 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Sanford gained national notoriety cheap canada goose uk as the state Canada Goose Online governor in 2009 when he left South canada goose coats on sale Carolina for six days, telling aides he was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he was in fact visiting his mistress in Argentina.
Despite that history, the 52 year old candidate was the top Republican in an earlier round of voting and held the lead in a recent poll.
Bostic, 49, has at times tried to make Sanford lapse an issue canada goose coats canadagooseparkasoutlet in the race, calling his rival compromised candidate during a debate in Charleston last week.
Sanford had the support of 53 percent of 2018 canada goose canadian goose jacket likely voters in the Republican primary, buy canada goose jacket to 40 percent who supported Bostic, in a tally released by Public Canada Goose sale Policy canada goose clearance Polling.
Sanford finished with 37 Canada Goose Coats On Sale percent of the vote and Bostic 13 percent in the March 19 primary, Alex Stroman, executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, told Reuters. people think that shows a pretty wide margin between the two, but it likely to be closer.
on turnout, cheap Canada Goose it could be a close race that could swing either way, Stroman said.
Bostic started his day with a television appearance and planned to make campaign stops at schools, diners and a historic plantation house. Sanford planned stops at a couple of cafes.
Both men have touted their Canada Goose Outlet fiscal conservatism canada goose uk black friday and said they oppose same sex marriage.
After the news of Sanford affair broke, his wife divorced him, he paid more than $70,000 in ethics fines and he was censured by the legislature, though canada goose uk shop he uk canada goose outlet served out the remainder of his term as governor. He is now engaged to the woman, Argentine canada goose black friday sale journalist Maria Belen Chapur.
Sanford chided Bostic, an attorney and former Marine, for missing a number of meetings when Canada Goose online he served on the Charleston County Council. Bostic said his wife had undergone treatment for cancer and that he missed meetings uk canada goose to care for her.
Sanford campaign touted that the National Review had called him taxpayers choice, while Bostic said he was supported by former 1st District Congressman Henry Brown.
Governor Nikki Haley appointed Scott to the Senate in December to replace Jim DeMint, who resigned from office to canada goose clearance sale head the Heritage Foundation, buy canada goose jacket cheap a conservative think tank.
suspect that turnout will be low and that many of the supporters of the 14 unsuccessful Republican candidates will stay Canada Goose Parka home, said Gibbs Knotts, a political scientist at the College of Charleston.
The winner of the run off will face Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of TV comedian and political satirist Stephen Canada Goose Jackets Colbert, in the Republican canada goose leaning district special election on May 7.