Grooms, Moffly entering SC's 1st District race

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 17, 2013 at 11:07 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The filing period has not opened but South Carolina's 1st District congressional race is getting several more candidates. 

State Sen. Larry Grooms is announcing Thursday that he will be run for the GOP nomination in the district along the state's south coast.  

Charleston County School Board member Elizabeth Moffly is also announcing for the GOP nomination. Ten candidates have already said they're getting into the contest. 

Teddy Turner, the son of media magnate Ted Turner, holds a reception Thursday to kick off his campaign. Former Gov. Mark Sanford announced his candidacy Wednesday. 

Filing opens Friday at noon for the seat left vacant when Gov. Nikki Haley appointed Rep. Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Jim DeMint.

 

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