Republican Southard wins special SC House election


MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Republican Eddy Southard has won a special election to fill a seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives.

Southard got about 60 percent of the vote in a special election to fill the seat of the late Rep. David Umphlett of Moncks Corner, who died May 29.

The Democratic candidate, Moncks Corner council member Tonia Aiken-Taylor, says she plans to run again in next year's election.

The district includes parts of Goose Creek and Moncks Corner and some smaller communities.

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