maps confirm that the 7th District will re-create the long-time Pee Dee-Grand Strand district which existed for well over a century before the 1991 redistricting.
We've heard a few names of potential candidates, but thus far, most of the buzz has centered around Myrtle Beach State Rep Alan "Ferris Bueller" Clemmons.
Congressman Tim Scott, whose district is likely to turn southwards, returning to its long-time Beaufort-Charleston alignment, essentially endorsed Clemmons at a legislative campaign fundraiser last week:
Right now, I'm enjoying representing Horry County in the Nation's Capitol. But I couldn't think of anyone better to represent a congressional district if it came to the Grand Strand other than Alan Clemmons.
Given the size of the district, especially the egos and cash floating around the Grand Strand, it's hard to imagine this seat won't see a large fielding of candidates. If you've got names, news, or insights, be sure to drop an email to email@example.com.