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Sheri Biggs Wins South Carolina GOP Primary Runoff Election for 3rd Congressional District

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Sheri Biggs Triumphs in South Carolina GOP Primary Runoff Election

An Important Victory that Has Political Ramifications

In an electrifying event, nurse practitioner, Sheri Biggs, demonstrated her resilience and gearing prowess when she secured an important victory in South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, defeating her GOP primary opponent. With the robust backing of Gov. Henry McMaster, Biggs triumphed in the Tuesday runoff election that was initially triggered after neither candidate secured a majority in the preceding Republican primary election for the district.

The Election Scenario

Biggs’ competitor, Mark Burns, initially led the arc by bagging around 33% of the votes, a figure that translated into a little more than 27,000 votes in the June 11 primary election. However, Biggs was not far behind, accounting for about 28% of the total votes – just over 23,500 votes – in the same primary election.

Biggs: A “Pro-Life, Pro-Second Amendment Lifelong Republican”

Serving as a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard, Biggs ran her campaign with a strong motto, enumerating herself as a “pro-life, pro-Second Amendment lifelong Republican.” She pledged herself to Congress to forward “bold, conservative, servant leadership,” a sentiment that she passionately echoed on her campaign website.

Governor McMaster’s Endorsement

Biggs, who was endorsed by Governor McMaster, pledged allegiance to work with former President Trump, despite his endorsement of Burns. “Sheri Biggs epitomizes the greatness of the people of South Carolina — an unwavering belief in God, a commitment to selfless service and a true resolve to fight for our shared values,” said Governor McMaster in his endorsement. He further credited her distinguished military and healthcare career and emphasized her desire to help heal the nation’s fiscal, mental and spiritual health issues.

Trump’s Take on the Runner-ups

Former President Trump praised Burns on Truth Social by describing the pastor as an “America First Fighter” who is “a good man, a hard worker and will not let you down!”. >Burns’ firm stand on upholding the rule of law, border security, the economy, and defending the Second Amendment didn’t stop Biggs from securing the victory.

A Look at the Rival’s Campaign

Mark Burns, who is also a former member of the South Carolina National Guard, proudly embraced his title as “Donald Trump’s favorite pastor” gifted to him by Time Magazine. He set up a church in Easley and voiced his stance against the “woke” agenda on his campaign website.

The Story of the Incumbent

Jeff Duncan, the incumbent GOP Rep., decided not to run for the seat after serving seven terms. “At some point in a career, one needs to step aside and allow others to bring fresh ideas and abilities into the fight for liberty,” he said in a statement back in January. This opened up the door for new contenders like Biggs and Burns.

Who’s up in the Democratic Camp?

Meanwhile, Bryon Best, a manager at a Sherwin Williams paint store, won the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent the district, defeating Frances Guldner, a high school science teacher, by over 2,050 votes. A Democrat has yet to win the district since Lindsey Graham flipped the seat in 1994.

This election was indeed a spectacle, with Biggs and Burns competing fervently against each other and five other Republicans who were also seeking the nomination for the GOP-held seat. The result of this election has undoubtedly set a precedent for future battles in the political arena.

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