A petition candidate has submitted signatures to appear on the November ballot against U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.
The candidate – Brandon Armstrong – “appears to have the necessary signatures,” an official at the S.C. Election Commission told FITS.
Scott – who was appointed to his post in January 2013 by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – is running to fill the balance of the unexpired term of U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, who resigned in 2012 to become the leader of the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank.
Also running? Democrat Joyce Dickerson and American Party candidate Jill Bossi.
Armstrong’s signatures will be sent to county-level offices for verification. Assuming enough of them are valid, the state will then certify her for the ballot.