Walter Hundley Wins Sen 41 GOP Primary
Walter Hundley won Tuesday's Republican primary for the special election to fill the S.C. Senate 41 seat for the rest of Glenn McConnell's term
Walter Hundley will face Democrat Paul Tinkler in the special election to fill the S.C. Senate 41 seat for the remainder of Glenn McConnell's term after a win in Tuesday's Republican primary election.
The Charleston Post and Courier reports Hundley won 57 percent of the vote, beating out Wally Burbage, Sean Pike and John Steinberger.
The special election became necessary earlier this year when former Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard resigned. McConnell, as President Pro Tem of the S.C. Senate was next in line under the S.C. Constitution and had to leave his senate seat to take over the post.
Following the victory S.C. Sen Brad Hutto (D-Orangeburg) issued a statement congratulating Hundley:
“Congratulations to my fellow trial lawyer on an impressive win. Walter has been a great friend to me and my colleagues, like Sen. Robert Ford and Sen. Vincent Sheheen. He’s been very generous with campaign cash for Democrats and other progressive causes over the years. Frankly I’m amazed that Lowcountry Republicans would nominate someone who has helped so many Democrats get elected.”