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      Tuesday
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      Wednesday
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      Thursday
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      SC congressmen well-heeled for midterm elections

      <p> <font size="2">SC congressmen well-heeled for midterm elections</font> </p>

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's seven congressmen have more than $3 million combined in their campaign accounts heading into this year's elections.

      Their opponents are not as well off.

      Filings with the Federal Election Commission this week show challengers have just over $20,000 combined in their campaign accounts. Ten challengers did not file spending reports for the period ending March 31. Candidates are only required to file if they have raised or spent at least $5,000

      Two of the state's congressmen face opposition in the June 10 primary.

      Second District Republican Joe Wilson is being challenged by Eddie McCain Jr.

      Sixth District Democrat Jim Clyburn faces a challenge from Karen Smith of Dorchester. Clyburn is the state's first black congressman since Reconstruction.