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Nine Republicans now running in SC's 1st District

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - There always seems to be room for one more in the crowded race in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, where 13 candidates are now vying for the seat.

Mount Pleasant Councilman Ken Glasson is the ninth Republican to enter the race for the coastal district seat being vacated by incumbent U.S. Rep. Henry Brown.

Three Democrats and a candidate from the Independence Party are also running in the district stretching from near Charleston to the North Carolina state line.

Two Republicans have well-known political names. Paul Thurmond is the son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, while Carroll Campbell III, is the son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell.

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