SC’s sole Democrat Jim Clyburn fends off 2 challengers in primary race to secure 16th term

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The State (Columbia, S.C.)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina’s sole Democrat in Congress Jim Clyburn easily fended off two Democratic challengers in his primary race Tuesday to secure his 16th term. The Associated Press called the race at 8:15 p.m. Clyburn, who will turn 82 in July, is likely headed to another two-year term in Congress after he beat two longshot Democratic challengers, Micheal Addison and Gregg Marcel Dixon, with more than 90 percentage points. Clyburn will either face Republican challenger Duke Buckner, of Walterboro, or Sonia Morris, from Charleston, in November. “I’ve always enjoyed campaigning, and I …

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