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State Rep. Peter McCoy announces run for Congress

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Republican State Representative Peter McCoy announced Friday morning that he has filed paperwork to seek election for Congress in South Carolina's First Congressional District.

McCoy will run in the upcoming special election for the seat previously held by Senator Tim Scott.

"As a father who wants to preserve the American Dream for the next generation, I know we must fundamentally change the way Washington operates," McCoy said in a statement released on Friday."As a small businessman who makes payroll, balances budgets, and pays for health insurance – I know we must eliminate the out-of-control, anti-business regulations on our job creators."

McCoy is a former prosecutor and was elected in 2010 to represent South Carolina's barrier islands. He represents District 115 which includes James Island and Folly Beach.

The 1st Congressional District extends through parts of five South Carolina counties. They include: Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Beaufort and Colleton.

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