Runoffs set for Haley, Barrett, Scott, Thurmond

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There's no rest for South Carolina's weary GOP Primary voters. They'll be expected to come back to the polls in two weeks to answer a few lingering statewide and Congressional primary races that failed to find a candidate with a majority of support on Primary Day.

Key among them will be the GOP gubernatorial primary race, where Nikki Haley was just under 50 percent, providing an opening for Congressman Gresham Barrett, who finished second. The wide margin means Barrett is essentially going to have to pray for another shoe to drop in the Haley scandal.

Another big runoff race comes from the 1st Congressional District GOP primary. Statehouse Rep. Tim Scott was the top vote-getter among nine Republican candidates, but he didn't capture the majority, meaning he'll face County Councilman Paul Thurmond for the spot on the November ballot.

GOP voters will also decide their candidate for attorney general, education superintendent, and lieutenant governor.

For unofficial election night results, click here.

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