SC Senate 6: Former Greenville GOP Chairman Endorses Dwight Loftis

Patrick Haddon backs veteran state lawmaker in special election …

Patrick Haddon – a former chairman of the Greenville County GOP – has endorsed the South Carolina Senate campaign of state representative Dwight Loftis, an eleventh-term incumbent.

“We’ve known representative Loftis for a long time and he is a proven conservative that has a voting record that shows he’s pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-liberty,” Haddon wrote on his Facebook page, referencing himself and his wife, Shelly Haddon.

Loftis is running for S.C. Senate District 6 (map), a seat which was vacated last week by U.S. congressman-elect William Timmons.  So far, he is one of only two candidates to declare his intentions in this race.

The other announced candidate is Amy Ryberg Doyle – a Greenville, South Carolina city councilwoman and the daughter of former state senator Greg Ryberg.


Filing for this special election will open at 12:00 p.m. EST on November 30 and close at the same time on December 8.  Partisan primary elections will be held on January 22, with runoffs scheduled for February 5 (if necessary).  The special election itself will be held on March 26.

We suspect other candidates are likely to step forward between now and the close of filing next month …

One of them could be former senator Mike Fair, who held this seat from 1995 to 2017 prior to being defeated by Timmons.



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