The Trafalgar Group recently conducted a survey (1/28-2/1; 2,479 SC-1 likely GOP primary voters; automated) among potential Republican congressional candidates who may battle for the opportunity of challenging freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-Charleston), a surprise 2018 winner. The seat promises to be at the top of the GOP conversion target list for the entire 2020 election cycle.
2018 GOP nominee Katie Arrington, who denied then-Rep. Mark Sanford (R-Charleston) re-nomination but lost to Cunningham in the general election, tops the large field of tested candidates. With Mr. Sanford included, she would lead him 25-23% with the nine other named potential candidates all falling well below 10 percent. Without Sanford in the field, she would touch 31% with state Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) leading the rest but with only 8% support. If Arrington is not included, Mr. Sanford almost reaches 37% with all of the others below the double-digit mark.
Mark Sanford, the former Governor and Congressman, has not indicated whether or not he would attempt to regain his former congressional seat.
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