Republican Bob Inglis is a pol in peril. As of this writing, it appears likely that he will lose his seat in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. In a crowded field of challengers–now with 83 percent of precincts reporting–he has only 26.2 percent of the vote compared with the leader, Spartanburg County Solicitor Trey Gowdy, who has 42.5 percent. That means the race is headed for a June 22 runoff because in South Carolina, candidates need to top 50 percent to win outright. It is difficult to imagine how Inglis will recover from a 16-point deficit heading into a runoff.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 8, 2010 7:30 pm|