Bauer, Rice headed to runoff in GOP 7th District

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Former Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and Horry County Council Chairman Tim Rice will face each other in a runoff for the Republican nomination in South Carolina new 7th Congressional District.

Bauer led a field of nine Republicans, getting about 32 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary. Because he did not get a majority of the vote, he will face the second-place candidate, Rice, in a runoff June 26.

Rice got about 27 percent of the vote, attorney Jay Jordan was third with about 22 percent.

Other candidates included former Parks Recreation and Tourism Director Chad Prosser, Myrtle Beach City Councilman Randal Wallace, real estate agent Renee Culler, Army veteran Katherine Jenerette, businessman Jim Mader and retired accountant Dick Withington.

The Democrats also have a runoff primary scheduled June 26.

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