COLUMBIA, S.C. - At least two Republicans have been defeated in their campaigns for re-election to the South Carolina House.

Unofficial returns show that Rep. Tracy Edge lost his bid Tuesday for a 10th term to former North Myrtle Beach City Councilman Greg Duckworth.

Edge served two years on the North Myrtle Beach City Council until his election to the state House in 1996. He has been on the House's budget-writing committee since 2002.

Rep. Don Bowen of Anderson lost his bid for a fifth term to Jonathon Hill, organizer of the Anderson Tea Party.