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11th candidate enters SC congressional race

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Still another candidate has entered the crowded field for South Carolina's open 1st District congressional seat.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Thursday that Jimmy Wood of Summerville will represent the Independence Party, becoming the eleventh candidate in the race.

Seven Republicans and three Democrats already have announced for the seat being vacated by retiring incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Brown.

Two candidates running in the coastal district reaching from near Charleston to the North Carolina line have well-known political names. Republican Paul Thurmond is the son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, while Republican Carroll Campbell III, is the son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell.

Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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