Rep. Limehouse joins race for vacant Congressional seat

Rep. Limehouse, pictured with his daughters. (Source:
Rep. Limehouse, pictured with his daughters. (Source:

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Lowcountry representative is throwing his name in the hat for the Congressional 1st District seat left vacant by now-Senator Tim Scott.

Raycom South Carolina Bureau Reporter Jody Barr said District 110 Representative Chip Limehouse confirmed he would be running for Scott's seat.  Scott was sworn in as Jim DeMint's replacement in the United States Senate earlier this month.

Barr said Limehouse, a Republican, is set to make a formal announcement regarding his candidacy on Thursday.

Limehouse is a Charleston native, and was first elected to the S.C. General Assembly in 1995 and has served continuously since then.

In the Statehouse, Limehouse serves on the Ways & Means Committee and chairs the Subcommittee on Higher Education. He also is a board member of the S.C. Transportation Infrastructure Bank, which works to improve the state's transportation network.

Additionally, Limehouse serves as chairman of the Charleston County Aviation Authority.

District 110 includes portions of Berkeley and Charleston counties.

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