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Archie Parnell gets Democratic 5th District nomination, will face Ralph Norman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Latest on South Carolina's primaries in congressional races (all times local):
  
9:40 p.m.
  
Archie Parnell has won the Democratic nomination in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District despite revelations from a divorce filing last month he beat his wife more than 40 years ago.
  
Unofficial results Tuesday gave Parnell the nomination even after Democratic officials including the party's chairman ask for him to leave the race.
  
Parnell's divorce records say in 1973 he broke a glass door with a tire iron, then beat his wife. Parnell didn't deny the allegations, but said he was a changed man.
  
Parnell defeated Mark Ali of Rock Hill, Sidney Moore of Rock Hill and professional clown Steven Lough of Camden.
  
Parnell's win sets up a rematch with U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman. Parnell lost by just 3 percentage points in a special election last year.
  
The 5th District covers more than a dozen counties in the northern part of the state including the Charlotte, North Carolina, suburbs.
  


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