Reece Supporters Planning Petition Campaign
Tommie Reece is hoping to give Sen. Mike Fair some competition in November.
Tommie Reece and her supporters will soon begin a petition drive to try to get Reece on the ballot in November's general election in her bid for the District 6 seat in South Carolina Senate.
Reece, a Greenville County School Board member who seeks to unseat longtime incumbent Sen. Mike Fair, was ordered ineligible just three days before the June 12 primary because she did not file her statement of economic interest at the same time she officially declared her intention to run for the seat.
Fair was able to defeat Sullivan by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin on Tuesday.
Reece told Patch on Sunday that she plans on beginning her petition drive in earnest by this weekend, and that she and her volunteers were gathering information and strategizing in the meantime.
By South Carolina law, Reece will have to get the signatures of five percent of the active registered voters in the county to qualify for the November ballot.
After getting kicked off the ballot, Reece filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to get back on the ballot, but was unsuccessful.
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