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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Republican Nancy Mace wins South Carolina Statehouse special election. Ms. Mace worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign as South Carolina coalitions and social media director. In 1999 she was first woman graduate of Citadel's Corps of Cadets-Post and Courier, 1/16/18

1/16/18, "Republican Nancy Mace wins Statehouse District 99 election," Post and Courier, Caitlin Byrd (South Carolina) 

"Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel’s Corps of Cadets in 1999, can add state lawmaker to her list of accomplishments. 

The Daniel Island Republican defeated her Democratic challenger Cindy Boatwright on Tuesday in a special election for House District 99.

Early results show Mace garnered about 57 percent of the vote compared to Boatwright's 43 percent, according to unofficial results. 

On a county-level, Boatwright defeated Mace in Charleston County by a 687-634 tally, with more than 80 percent of precincts reporting. But Mace won big in Berkeley County by a count of 1,432 to 900, according to unofficial returns. 

Mace was surrounded by friends and family at her Daniel Island home when she learned she had won. 

When Mace is soon sworn into office, she will become the 21st female legislator serving in the S.C. House of Representatives. Four women now serve in the state Senate. 

She will also become the first woman to represent the district, one of the more prosperous zip codes in the region. 

"I don’t look at this as a win for me. I look at this as a win for Berkeley and Charleston counties, for the Lowcountry and for the taxpayers of South Carolina. More importantly, it’s a win for substantive solutions aimed at fixing our most pressing issues – infrastructure, the nuclear power plant mess, education and the sustainability and safety of our communities," Mace said in a 595-word statement following her win. 

Though neither Mace nor Boatwright has previously served in the Statehouse, Mace is hardly a political novice. 

Mace worked as South Carolina coalitions and social media director for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. In 2014 she ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Charleston Democrats say they not deterred by the night's results."...


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