South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 21, 2017

Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Archie Parnell are candidates in a special election to fill the house seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who is now the White House Budget Director. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former South Carolina Sen.

Polls have shown a close race as Democrats have staked their hopes on Ossoff to flip a Republican-held district for the first time under President Donald Trump.

There is a special election underway in the fifth congressional district in SC, where voters are picking a member of the House to fill the seat left vacant when Donald Trump picked Mick Mulvaney to be the new Budget Director. Both national parties and affiliated super PACs have poured millions into the race, seen as a potential harbinger of the 2018 midterm elections.

The race is Republican Ralph Norman against Democrat Archie Parnell.

Republicans were not expected to have a problem holding the seat.

But the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has only plunked $275,000 into the SC race, compared to a $5 million investment in the special election in Georgia's 6th District.

The race for the SC seat once held by Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's budget director, seemed out of grasp for Democrats. Norman emerged from a GOP runoff with only a 200-vote victory, a slim margin on which Democrats want to capitalize, saying it belies a deep GOP divide. "And I know he is 100 percent with the veterans on their issues".

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