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Polls close as SC voters make Republican choice

Columbia voters heading to polls to narrow down candidates for district seats

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Poll results as of 9 p.m.

U.S. House District 5 North Central GOP - Runoff

315 of 359 precincts - 88 percent

Ralph Norman, GOP 14,075 - 51 percent

Tommy Pope, GOP 13,704 - 49 percent

State House District 70 Dem - Runoff

18 of 22 precincts - 82 percent

x-Wendy Brawley, Dem 1,446 - 74 percent

H. Heath Hill, Dem 514 - 26 percent

The Latest on a special election runoff to nominate a GOP candidate to fill the former South Carolina congressional seat of Mick Mulvaney (all times local):

7 p.m.

Polls have closed in the South Carolina special election runoff to pick a Republican candidate to vie for Mick Mulvaney's former congressional seat.

Voters had until 7 p.m. Tuesday to cast their votes for state House Rep. Tommy Pope or former legislator Ralph Norman in the 5th Congressional District.

The seat became vacant earlier this year when Mulvaney was confirmed as White House budget director.

Voters who participated in a GOP primary earlier this month were eligible to cast ballots Tuesday. The runoff winner goes on to face Democrat Archie Parnell in a June 20 special election.

The district covers 11 mostly rural counties except for York County, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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9:35 a.m.

Voters in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District are going to the polls to pick a Republican candidate for the seat given up when Rep. Mick Mulvaney became White House Budget director.

A state representative and a former state representative are seeking the GOP nomination for the seat Tuesday.

House Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope of York led the May 2 primary involving seven Republican candidates.

He faces Rock Hill developer Ralph Norman, who trailed Pope by less than 1 percentage point. Norman resigned to focus on the campaign.

The winner will face Democrat Archie Parnell in the June 20 special election. Powell is a former staff attorney for the House Ways & Means Committee.

The district covers 11 mostly rural counties except for York County, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.

AP-WF-05-16-17 2309GMT

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