Election Guide: Republicans to decide nominees for three statewide S.C. offices

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Jun. 4—The statewide offices of attorney general, secretary of state, and agriculture commission will be on Republican ballots in the June 14 primary.

Incumbent Attorney General Alan Wilson faces Beaufort County lawyer Lauren Martel for the Republican nomination. Wilson raised nearly $900,000 as of March 31 compared to just over $3,000 for Martel.

No Democrats or third party candidates have filed to run for the position, meaning the Republican primary will likely decide the race.

Incumbent Secretary of State Mark Hammond faces Keith Blandford for the Republican nomination. Hammond has raised just over $3,000 for his reelection campaign. Blandford has one contribution to his campaign: an $8,000 loan from himself.

The winner of the Republican nomination will face Rosemounda Peggy Butler. Butler previously served as a member of the West Columbia City Council and ran for a South Carolina House of Representatives seat in 2016.

Incumbent Agricultural Commissioner Hugh Weathers faces Bob Rozier and Bill Bledsoe for the Republican nomination. Weathers has raised over $225,000 compared to just under $7,000 for Rozier.

Bledsoe has not yet filled out financial disclosure forms with the South Carolina Ethics Commission.

Even if he doesn't win the Republican nomination, Bledsoe will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot as a Constitution Party candidate. He will join two others as third party candidates in the race.