2022 SC Senate Race

2022 SC Senate Race


The 2022 United States Senate election in South Carolina will be held on November 8, 2022, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the state of South Carolina.

Incumbent Republican Senator Tim Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2013 by then-Governor Nikki Haley following the resignation of Jim DeMint. Scott won the 2014 special election to serve the remainder of DeMint’s term and was re-elected to a full six-year term in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote. He is running for re-election to a second full term, having stated that the 2022 race will be his last.

One-term Republican Tim Scott was appointed in 2013 and won election to his first full term in 2016 with 60.6% of the vote. He said that while he is running for re-election in 2022, it would be his last time.[172] In the Democratic primary, State Representative Krystle Matthews defeated author and activist Catherine Fleming Bruce in a runoff.[173] Angela Geter, chairwoman of the Spartanburg County Democratic Party, also ran in the primary.

Primary elections in South Carolina were held on June 14. Runoff elections for instances where no candidate received over 50% of the vote were held on June 28.

Source: Wikipedia



SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report[15]Solid DOctober 5, 2021
Inside Elections[16]Solid DOctober 14, 2021
Sabato’s Crystal Ball[17]Safe DOctober 5, 2021
Politico[18]Solid DApril 5, 2022
RCP[19]Safe DJune 9, 2022
538[20]Solid DJune 30, 2022



Tim Scott

Tim Scott

Current Position: US Senator since 2013
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Senator
Former Position(s): US Representative from 2011 – 2013; State Delegate from 2009 – 2011; Charleston County Council from 1995 – 2009

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Krystle Matthews

Krystle Matthews

Current Position: State Delegate for District 117
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 US Senator

Krystle N. Matthews is an American politician and planner. She is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from the 117th District, serving since 2018. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

On April 12, 2021, Matthews announced her candidacy in the 2022 election for South Carolina’s Class 3 seat in the United States Senate. She won the Democratic primary on June 28, and will face incumbent Republican senator Tim Scott in the general election

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