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Local prosectors face no opposition

Both of the Lowcountry’s top prosecutors appear certain to cruise to new four year terms without formal opposition, as filing for state and local offices closed at noon today.

First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe, who covers Dorchester, Calhoun and Orangeburg counties has no opponent, and neither does 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, who handles cases in Berkeley and Charleston counties.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., also has no opposition for his bid for an 11th term representing the state’s Sixth District. U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., will face a challenge from Democrat Bobbie Rose this fall in the First District. Both districts cover parts of the Charleston metro area.

Many state and local office holders also are all but guaranteed of re-election, though lively battles also are shaping up for the Senate District 41 seat previously held by Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell and for the Charleston County Auditor’s post, where four candidates have filed.

Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.

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