South Carolina Democrats on Tuesday looked to finalize their remaining candidates to take on veteran Republicans for seats in Congress this fall.
In the 2nd Congressional District runoff between Sean Carrigan and Annabelle Robertson, the nomination was going toward Carrigan, a retired 1st sergeant who spent 28 years in the Army.
With more than 90 percent of the returns in, Carrigan led by a 52 percent to 47 percent margin, a difference of about 600 votes, according to unofficial returns.
He would face incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson. The seat covers the Aiken and Lexington regions of the state along with the western border
In the 4th Congressional District runoff, Brandon P. Brown, whose experience includes government relations, higher education management and human resources consulting, took the nomination over Doris Lee Turner.
He won by a 62 percent to 38 percent margin, a difference of about 2,700 votes in unofficial results.
The seat covers the Greenville-Spartanburg seat being vacated with the retirement of Republican Trey Gowdy. He'll face Republican William Timmons in the fall.
In the 7th Congressional District runoff between Mal Hyman and Robert Williams, the momentum was toward Williams, a state representative from Darlington.
He was leading late by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin, a difference of about 1,000 votes with 77 percent of the returns in in unofficial results.
The district covers Florence and Myrtle Beach and is held by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rice.
All the seats lean Republican. The results will be certified Friday.