State GOP to Hear Ballot Protests
Five Republican candidates from across the state will undergo hearings today to determine if they have a right to be on the ballot for upcoming races.
A handful of candidates from across the state today are attempting to appeal to the state GOP party that they should be included on upcoming election ballots.
Four candidates are protesting decertifications stemming from the recent state Supreme Court decision that would keep them off the June 12 party primary ballot.
Among those appealing is Senate District 23 candidate Katrina Shealy from Lexington, who before the decision was slated to challenge incumbent Sen. Jake Knotts for the Republican nomination to seek the state's Senate District 23 seat.
Other aggrieved candidates include Dennis DiSabato, Jr., a House District 56 candidate in Horry County; Aiken County Auditor candidate Jason Goings; and, Senate District 25 candidate John Pettigrew, Jr. of Edgefield County.
Furthermore, Jim Lee, a GOP candidate in Greenville County's Senate District 8 contest, will seek to respond to a challenge to his residency status in that race.