In what will likely be the first of many Republican campaign announcements against freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-Charleston), Beaufort County Councilman Mike Covert (R) became the initial person to become an official candidate with his public declaration over the weekend. Also expected to run is 2018 GOP nominee Katie Arrington, a former state Representative who lost to Mr. Cunningham, 51-49%, in a major upset result.
Former Congressman and ex-Governor Mark Sanford, who lost to Arrington in last year’s Republican primary, remains noncommittal about his future political plans. This race will be considered a pure toss-up.
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