NEWBERRY COUNTY — Travis Reeder won the Democratic nomination for Newberry County Council District 7 in Tuesday’s primary, winning by a commanding margin of 212-38 over challenger Tommy Zobel.
The remainder of the races were either state or national races. Here is how those shaped up:
Democrat Barbara Jo Mullis carried Newberry over Hosea Cleveland, 76-53, for the nomination for U.S House of Representatives in District 3. Mullis will face incumbent Jeff Duncan, a Republican, in November.
Republican candidates for lieutenant governor included Mike Campbell, Pat McKinney, Henry McMaster and Ray Moore. McMaster carried Newberry County with 1,276 votes followed by Campbell with 749, McKinney with 388 and Moore with 154.
Republican state treasurer candidates included Brian Adams and Curtis Loftis. Loftis, the incumbent, carried Newberry County 1,608 to 843. Republican candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture included Joe Farmer and Hugh E. Weathers. Weathers carried Newberry, 1,947-564.
Republican candidates for Adjutant General were James Breazeale and Bob Livingston. Livingston outpaced Breazeale, 2,056-403.
Republican candidates for State Superintendent of Education were Sally Atwater, Gary Burgess, Meka Bosket Childs, Amy Cofield, Sheri Few, Don Jordan, Elizabeth Moffly and Molly Mitchell Spearman. In Newberry County, Spearman carried the county with 1,181 votes. Her closest challenger was Atwater with 506.
Democrat Brad Hutto carried Newberry with 557 in the U.S. Senate race to Jay Stamper’s 128.
Republicans Det Bowers, Lee Bright, Richard Cash, Bill Connor, Benjamin Dunn, Lindsey Graham and Nancy Mace were on the ballot for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Graham. Graham handily took Newberry with 1,704 votes. His closest challenger was Bright with 290.
In the other U.S. Senate race, incumbent Republican Tim Scott thumped opponent Randall Young, 2,249-304. On the Democratic ticket, Joyce Dickerson carried Newberry County with 396, followed by Sidney Moore with 193 and Harry Pavilack with 89.
Democrats Montrio M Belton Sr., Sheila C. Gallagher, Jerry Govan, Tom Thompson were vying for the State Superintendent of Education nod. Gallagher carried Newberry with 284. Thompson was her closest rival with 206.