Charleston lawyer Walter Hundley won today’s GOP primary contest for the unexpired Senate term created when Glenn McConnell stepped down to become lieutenant governor.

Hundley had 1,645 votes, or 57 percent of the vote, according to full, unofficial results reported by Joseph Debney, head of the Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration.

Wally Burbage, a Charleston businessman, came in second place with 978 votes, Debney said. Sean Pike and John Steinberger were distant finishers, with 190 and 37 votes, respectively.

Hundley — who campaigned by saying he only wanted to fill McConnell’s unexpired term and not run for the full term later this year — now will face Democrat Paul Tinkler and Green party candidate Susan Edward in an election on July 17.

Voting in today’s primary was extremely light, with less than 4 percent of eligible voters going to the polls.

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