GOP and Democratic nominations head to runoff in 4th Congressional District race

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - The remaining Republicans hoping to fill Congressman Trey Gowdy's seat in Washington will debate next week.  

It's yet another South Carolina race that's headed for a run-off. 

Lee bright came away with the most votes Tuesday night but not enough to win the republican nomination outright.

Bright will face either William Timmons with 19 percent of the vote or Dan Hamilton who also won 19 percent of the vote Tuesday.
350 votes separate the two candidates.

Timmons told 7news Wednesday he considers the race between him and Hamilton to be over.

"Well, we've called the election. I understand that it's not final yet but statistically it's impossible for third place to overtake second place given the gap," said Timmons.

Hamilton told 7news Wednesday he's letting it play out. 

"I think if the outcome changes with a recount and we are in the run off we have got a strategy in place. We've got a plan and were going to get out there and get that message out. We've got a short time frame to do that but either way we are ready to do that," said Hamilton.
On the Democratic side, a run-off is set between Brandon Brown and Doris Lee Turner with neither candidate winning 50 percent of the vote Tuesday.

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