Ard moves on in race for Lt. Gov.

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - Florence County Councilman Ken Ard has defeated Lt. Col. Bill Connor in a republican runoff for Lt. Governor.

Ard will take on Charleston lawyer Ashley Cooper in November.

Ard received 61 percent of the vote compared to Connor's 39 percent.

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer is leaving the office after unsuccessfully seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination.

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