HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Longtime South Carolina Sen. Luke Rankin will be in a runoff for the Republican nomination for the District 33 seat after none of the three GOP candidates got over 50% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary.
With 100% of precincts reporting in, Rankin had 40% of the total vote in the Republican District 33 primary, according to the unofficial results. He’ll face challenger John Gallman, who had 34% of the vote.
Fellow GOP hopeful Carter Smith had 25% of the vote.
Rankin has been serving District 33 since 1993. Earlier in the night Tuesday, he was losing to Gallman in the GOP primary.