U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will return to Washington for a second term after an easy election that saw his national status rise as a kingmaker for the tea party movement and an unlikely challenge from an oddball opponent.
The Republican rolled over unemployed military veteran Alvin Greene, a Democrat who won his party's nomination but not its support.
In a bizarre twist, at Greene's campaign event Tuesday night, he debuted a comic book called "The Ultimate Warrior." He said the comic book was about how he saved a family whose home was foreclosed on.
Democrat U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn has won a 10th term.
Clyburn on Tuesday beat Republican Jim Pratt and Green Party candidate Nammu Muhammad to head back to Washington.
He has been the House Majority Whip since 2006 and before that was the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus.
The race for governor between Republican Nikki Haley and Democrat Vincent Sheheen is extremely close, with Haley leading 50 to 48 percent and 58 percent of precincts reporting.
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