SC Politics

Matt Leber Claims Victory Over Sandy Senn in S.C. Senate Race

“A victory by 31 votes is slim margin, but the voters spoke …”

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South Carolina state representative Matt Leber declared victory over incumbent senator Sandy Senn in the S.C. Senate District 41 GOP primary election on Tuesday evening. His apparent victory follows an invective-filled campaign that led to a nail-bitingly close election night.

As of midnight, Leber had 3,937 votes (or 50.2 percent of ballots counted) compared to Senn’s 3,906 (49.8 percent). Should that 31-vote margin hold, a mandatory recount would be held given the winning margin was within one percentage point.

Leber and Senn’s bitter campaign included dueling derogatory websites and yard signs – as well as a debate that escalated in intensity when Senn and Leber’s daughter argued over the veracity of abuse allegations leveled against her father.

At every available opportunity, Leber blasted Senn for votes and donations that – according to him – proved “she is a Democrat.”

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Senn and Leber Debate (Via: FITSNews YouTube)

In declaring victory over Senn, Leber issued the following statement to FITSNews late Tuesday evening.

“I’d like to thank the voters of South Carolina district 41 for electing me today to serve in the State Senate,” he said. “I ran as a constitutional conservative because I am one, and I look forward to always defending Lowcountry values in Columbia. A victory by 31 votes is slim margin, but the voters spoke and now it is time to respect their will at the ballot box.”

FITSNews reached out to Senn’s Campaign for comment following Leber’s declaration of victory, but we have not yet received a reply. We will update this post should we receive a statement – or should further returns indicate Leber erroneously declared victory.



(Via: Travis Bell)

Dylan Nolan is the director of special projects at FITSNews. He graduated from the Darla Moore school of business in 2021 with an accounting degree. Got a tip or story idea for Dylan? Email him here. You can also engage him socially @DNolan2000.



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NewberryGuy Top fan June 12, 2024 at 3:44 am

How nice to know we have an actual convicted criminal elected to the SC State House. Now just sit back and wait for him to screw up again.

Whoop There It Iz July 4, 2024 at 8:11 am

How nice to know that Sinn and a few of her cronies are being named in a complaint for serious felony civil rights and constitutional violations, too.

Is that not interesting?

Good To See This June 12, 2024 at 5:40 am

Like Dominoes, 2A traitors seem to be falling! Sandy Senn has been a longtime 2A rights obstructionist. Penfry Gustafson likewise had her a– handed to her by Allen Blackmon with a very decisive loss for her. Katrina Shealy had significantly more votes cast against her than for her. Hopefully, the anti-Katrinas all return to vote in the runoff.


NewberryGuy Top fan June 12, 2024 at 7:34 am

And I predict in four years folks like you will be complaining about that Blackmon and Leber aren’t conservative enough. Besides the population is decreasing fast in Penry’s district

KC Voter June 12, 2024 at 9:14 pm

Where do you get that the population is decreasing fast in Penry’s district? Woodland is being destroyed at a record pace, so vinyl villages and apartment complexes can be built.


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