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Press Release: 2014 candidate filing closes, S.C. Republican Party fields most candidates

Columbia, S.C. – Candidate filing for this year’s June 10 primary and November 4 general elections closed at 12:00 noon today. The South Carolina Republican Party by far fielded the most candidates of any political party, with 385 of the 731 total candidates. The Democrats fielded 323 candidates.

“2014 candidate filing once again showed the strength of our S.C. Republican Party. I thank each candidate for their willingness to serve the people of South Carolina,” said SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore.

“I would also like to thank our party’s grassroots leadership for giving us a decisive advantage in candidate recruitment. Their work matters, because if you can’t field candidates, you can’t win. And if you can’t win, you can’t lead. We look forward to a spirited primary season and many Republican victories in November.”

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