COLUMBIA -- Voters turned out three Republican House members in South Carolina's primaries Tuesday.
House Speaker Pro Tem Harry Cato of Travelers Rest, the House's No. 2 officer, lost the seat he's held since 1991 to Tom Corbin, who faces Democrat Stephen Salter in November.
Also, GOP Rep. Keith Kelly of Woodruff lost to Bill Chumley, who will face Democrat Tom Davies in November, and Republican Rep. Jim Stewart of Aiken lost his seat to Bill Taylor, who faces no Democratic Party opposition in November.
Three other House incumbents will be in runoffs on June 22. Republican Rep. Joe Millwood of Landrum will face Doug Brannon; GOP Rep. Marion Frye of Leesville faces Ralph Kennedy, and Democratic Rep. Boyd Brown of Winnsboro will face Kamau Marcharia.
Meanwhile, in his bid to return to Statehouse, former House Majority Leader Rick Quinn will be in a runoff with Danny Frazier. The winner of that contest faces Democrat Jan Steensen Crangle.
All 124 House seats are up for election in November, and Republicans have a 73-51 majority.
The Senate's 46 members don't face voters until 2012.
The next crop of lawmakers will get to use U.S. Census data to draw state and U.S. House districts, a task made even more interesting since South Carolina expects to pick up a seventh U.S. House seat, causing big changes in district maps.