Myrtle Beach resident James Wiles has done some interesting analysis of the new Seventh District, both in terms of the numbers and the cultural perspectives. It provides some useful food for thought and a warning to the growing GOP field that the district can't be taken for granted:
So maybe you’re thinking (like most Republicans along the Grand Strand): even if the national election is in doubt, at least the GOP is going to pick up one more Congressional seat from South Carolina. That spanking new Seventh Congressional District just created here as a result of the 2010 Census, it’s good our name is written all over it. After all, this is “America’s reddest state.”
You might want to re-think that. Check the map.