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SC voters picking nominees in 5 House districts

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's primary elections have one congressman fighting for his seat and voters in two other districts picking their new representatives.

In the northwestern 4th district, Republican Rep. Bob Inglis is trying to keep his job. His four challengers include a prosecutor and a state senator and he's been busy countering critics who contend he is not conservative enough.

In the coastal 1st District, nine GOP contenders hope to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Brown. They include the son of Strom Thurmond and the state's first black Republican legislator since Reconstruction.

Six Republicans are competing for the seat vacated by gubernatorial candidate Gresham Barrett.

Elsewhere, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Rep. Joe Wilson face token opposition.

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