It looks like there will be a wide-open field to fill Congressman Mick Mulvaney's seat in the State Senate. Seven Republicans and a Libertarian are looking at running for the open Senate seat, in a district which reaches from the booming Charlotte suburbs in Fort Mill and Indian Land to the rural back end of Lancaster County.
This district has been in Republican hands since 1992, when former Senator Greg Gregory toppled 28-year incumbent Democrat Red Hinson. Mulvaney won the contest to fill the open seat two years ago, prior to kicking off his bid to oust John Spratt.
According to Matt Garfield at the Rock Hill Herald:
As Congressman-elect Mick Mulvaney prepares to join the U.S. House, seven Republicans and one Libertarian are eyeing his former state Senate seat.
The list of hopefuls - some declared, others still mulling it over - includes an accountant, pharmacist, car dealer, truck driver and senior home care consultant.
About the only thing missing is a Democrat.