Republicans sweep statewide offices in S.C.

No incumbents defeated in state or federal races

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Incumbent Republican Gov. Nikki Haley won re-election handily, carrying 56 percent of the vote. Her closest competitor, Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, won 41 percent of the vote. - FILE PHOTO
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  • Incumbent Republican Gov. Nikki Haley won re-election handily, carrying 56 percent of the vote. Her closest competitor, Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, won 41 percent of the vote.

In Tuesday's midterm election, Republicans maintained control of every statewide office. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley won a resounding victory over her repeat Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, earning 56 percent of the vote compared to Sheheen's 41 percent.

Another facet of the election: Not a single incumbent in a statewide or federal office was defeated. Among South Carolina's state leadership and Congressional delegation, only one Democrat, incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, won an election.

Here are the unofficial winners, with 42 of 46 counties reporting, according to the State Election Commission. Visit scvotes.org for complete results.

Statewide Offices

Governor: Nikki Haley (Republican), 56 percent

Lieutenant Governor: Henry McMaster (Republican), 59 percent

Secretary of State: Mark Hammond (Republican), 60 percent

State Treasurer: Curtis Loftis (Republican), 99 percent

Attorney General: Alan Wilson (Republican), 60 percent

Comptroller General: Richard Eckstrom (Republican), 60 percent

State Superintendent of Education: Molly Mitchell Spearman (Republican), 57 percent

Adjutant General: Bob Livingston (Republican), 99 percent

Commissioner of Agriculture: Hugh E. Weathers (Republican), 80 percent

Federal Offices

U.S. Senate: Lindsey Graham (Republican), 54 percent

U.S. Senate (Unexpired Term): Tim Scott (Republican), 61 percent

U.S. House of Representatives, District 1: Mark Sanford (Republican), 93 percent

U.S. House of Representatives, District 2: Joe Wilson (Republican), 62 percent

U.S. House of Representatives, District 3: Jeff Duncan (Republican), 71 percent

U.S. House of Representatives, District 4: Trey Gowdy (Republican), 85 percent

U.S. House of Representatives, District 5: Mick Mulvaney (Republican), 59 percent

U.S. House of Representatives, District 6: James E. "Jim" Clyburn (Democratic), 73 percent

U.S. House of Representatives, District 7: Tom Rice (Republican), 60 percent

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