Republican candidate has lead in fundraising for SC’s 5th District special election

A Republican former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and a Democratic former Goldman Sachs senior adviser have raised the most money so far in the race to fill Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s former 5th Congressional District seat in South Carolina.


Republican Ralph Norman received the most in contributions among the seven Republicans, three Democrats and six third-party candidates vying for the seat, based on Federal Election Commission disclosures with a cutoff date of April 12.

Norman has raised $285,360 and took out a personal loan for $305,000, bringing his total receipts to $590,360.

In a news release Friday, Norman said the donations illustrated the type of candidate that 5th District voters wanted.

“Our message of a balanced budget amendment, term limits to end career politicians and a real plan to keep America safe is resonating with voters,” Norman said.“These…

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