Rankin, Gallman head to GOP runoff for S.C. Senate District 33 after all precincts report in

Rankin, Gallman head to GOP runoff for S.C. Senate District 33 after all precincts report in
Left: Luke Rankin; Right: John Gallman (Source: WMBF News)

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.

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