CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Nancy Mace has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, according to the Associated Press.
Mace faced Kathy Landing, Chris Cox, and Brad Mole in Tuesday’s primary. She will face Rep. Joe Cunningham in November’s election.
Mace held her victory party at Shem Creek, and the race was called around 8:45 p.m.
She has been serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 2018 but hopes to take her platform to Washington D.C.
Mace took the stage once the race was called and thanked her supporters.
She also talked about growing up in Goose Creek, dropping out of high school and then getting back on track and graduating from The Citadel.
Tonight, she also thanked the three candidates she ran against.
She will now face Joe Cunningham in the November election. He is the first Democrat to hold this seat since the 1980′s and Mace wants to claim it for the GOP once again.
Rep. Nancy Mace released the following statement:
“Today is a great day for a lot of reasons. For every independent thinker in the Lowcountry, it’s day one of our new mission - to unite together to take back the Lowcountry.
I insisted on running a positive campaign about the voters and their issues and why I was the best candidate to represent them.
I’m proud to say we did it.
My democrat opponent votes with Nancy Pelosi 85 percent of the time. That is not what most of the Lowcountry believes or deserves.
The fight to end Nancy Pelosi’s hold on our district starts tonight.
I have a message for my opponent, for Speaker Pelosi, for the National Democrat Party - I’m coming for you. We are coming for you. We are going to take back this seat for the Lowcountry.”