COLUMBIA — The latest campaign filings show that South Carolina’s lieutenant governor and education superintendent face tough challenges in 2014.
Democratic state Rep. Mike Anthony raised more than twice as much as Superintendent Mick Zais in the third quarter and had more cash available.
Anthony had $19,200 in cash as of Sept. 30. Zais had $13,200 in cash, but the Republican schools chief owes $45,600 from 2010.
A second Democrat has announced plans to run but hasn’t filed a campaign report.
Republican Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell faces challengers in both parties. The bulk of his $259,000 available was transferred from his Senate campaign account.
Primary foe Pat McKinney had nearly $517,000 on hand, after putting in $245,000 of his own money. Democratic state Rep. Bakari Sellers had nearly $72,100 in cash available.