South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election, 2017

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South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election, 2017
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South Carolina’s 5th congressional district

Ralph Norman in Rock Hill, SC 5-15-17.jpg Empty.png
Nominee Ralph Norman Archie Parnell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 44,889 42,053
Percentage 51.1% 47.9%

U.S. Representative before election
Mick Mulvaney
Republican
Elected U.S. Representative
Ralph Norman
Republican

ContentsState Representative Ralph Norman, narrowly beat Archie Parnell, a senior advisor for Goldman Sachs 51.1% to 47.9%.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

  • Penry Gustafson, former businesswoman and community advocate of Camden, SC[9]
  • Gary Simrill, State Representative[10]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

First round[edit]

Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Chad
Connelly
Sheri
Few
Tom
Mullikin
Ralph
Norman
Tommy
Pope
Kris
Wampler
Other Undecided
Atlantic Research and Media of North Carolina* February 25, 2017 239 ± 6.2% 1% 9% 8% 11% 19% 0% 51%
Remington Research Group January 7–8, 2017 778 ± 3.4% 9% 9% 25% 6%[20] 52%

*Internal survey for the Sheri Few campaign

Runoff[edit]

Poll
source
Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ralph
Norman
Tommy
Pope
Undecided
Trafalgar Group May 8-10, 2017 1000+ ± 3.1% 46% 45% 9%

Results[edit]

South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election Republican primary (2017)[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tommy Pope 11,900 30.4
Republican Ralph Norman 11,782 30.1
Republican Tom Mullikin 7,734 19.8
Republican Chad Connelly 5,536 14.1
Republican Sheri Few 1,921 4.9
Republican Kris Wampler 197 0.5
Republican Ray Craig 86 0.2
South Carolina’s 5th congressional district runoff election Republican primary (2017)[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Norman 17,772 50.3
Republican Tommy Pope 17,572 49.7
Runoff election

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

South Carolina’s 5th congressional district special election Democratic primary (2017)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Archie Parnell 13,323 71.3
Democratic Alexis Frank 4,022 21.5
Democratic Les Murphy 1,345 7.2

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated at convention[edit]

The Libertarian Party nominating convention was held April 1, 2017.[29]

  • Bill Bledsoe
  • Nathaniel Cooper

Green Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ralph
Norman (R)
Archie
Parnell (D)
Other Undecided
Change Research[31] June 14–18, 2017 872 ± 3% 53% 44% 3%
Gravis Marketing[32] May 19–22, 2017 746 ± 3.6% 47% 34% 3% 16%
Victory Enterprises/Rampart PAC (R)[33] May 17–18, 2017 629 ± 3.9% 53% 36% 11%

Results[edit]

359 of 359 Precincts Reporting

General election results[34]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph Norman 44,889 51.10%
Democratic Archie Parnell 42,053 47.87%
Independent Josh Thornton 319 0.36%
Libertarian Victor Kocher 272 0.31%
Green David Kulma 242 0.28%
Independent Write-in 65 0.07%
Total votes 87,840 100.00
Majority 2,836 3.23%
Voter turnout 18.24%
Republican win

Referenc

A special election was held on June 20, 2017 to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 5th congressional district. Representative Mick Mulvaney was nominated by President Donald Trump as Director of the Office of Management and Budget and confirmed by the United States Senate on February 16, 2017, necessitating his resignation from the House of Representatives.[1][2]

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