CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The former Republican nominee for the Senate seat long held by Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell is in a runoff to be the nominee again. But the state Supreme Court could declare the do-over primary invalid.
Former Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond was the top vote-getter in Tuesday's GOP primary but failed to win the three-way primary outright. Thurmond received 43% of votes, while Sen. Walter Hundley received 37%. He's had the job two months.
Wally Burbage finished with approximately 20% of the vote.
A runoff is planned Oct. 2.
The son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond was thrown off the ballot last month when a judge ruled Thurmond did not properly submit paperwork. The judge ordered a special primary, but that decision is being appealed.