“Super Tuesday for Women” – PLUS: Black Republican Tim Scott advances to runoff in SC1

“Super Tuesday for Women” is how NPR described last night’s primary/runoff results (via Teri Christoph).

Indeed it was, for both Democrat and Republican women, but what’s especially noteworthy are the high-profile GOP wins (including Nikky Haley, here, because she came a percentage point away last night from avoiding a runoff where I predict she will win), when you consider the fact that for years liberals (especially radical liberal feminists) have routinely painted the GOP as the “misogynistic” party – the party that “hates” women. It’s a faulty stereotype, and one that I know won’t be put to rest with these wins – but still, the wins are worth noting.

Also worth noting? The interesting upcoming 6-22 GOP runoff match-up in South Carolina’s District 1:

CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina’s lone black Republican state representative is heading to a GOP congressional runoff against the son of the late Strom Thurmond, a politician most remembered for his support of segregation.

Charleston state Rep. Tim Scott got the most votes Tuesday to advance to the June 22 runoff. He faces Paul Thurmond, a Charleston County councilman and son of the late U.S. senator.

The runoff winner faces perennial candidate Ben Fraiser, who won the Democratic primary in the strongly Republican district reaching along most of the coast.

Scott has a very good chance to win this one, I think, and in November land himself a spot in the US House. Here were the SC1 results:

District 1 U.S. House GOP
1. Tim Scott 31%
2. Paul Thurmond 16%
3. Carroll Campbell 14%
4. Larry Kobrovsky 11%
5. Stovall Witte 9%
6. Clark Parker 8%
7. Katherine Jenerette 5%
8. Mark Lutz 4%
9. Ken Glasson 1%

It should be noted that the first black Americans (23 in all, I think?) who served in the US Congress were from the south, including South Carolina – all Republicans. In fact, the first black Republican to serve in the US House was from SC (Joseph Hayne Rainey: 1870-1879). However, no black Republican from South Carolina has served in the US Congress since George Washington Murray in 1897. The next black man to represent South Carolina in the US House was Democrat James Clyburn – House Majority Whip, elected in 1993. His bio notes that he is related to Murray.

Update: Thanks for the link, Ed!

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