Steve Benjamin wasn't the only politician on Tuesday who worked the polls in North Columbia.
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., voted at Greenview Park and then traveled to Fairwold Pendergrass School and Burton Pack Elementary. He was escorted by two members of the legislative security detail and one of his daughters.
Outside Fairwold, Clyburn embraced Benjamin and wished him luck. Clyburn, the House majority whip, has been a financial and political supporter of Benjamin.
"I voted where my money is," Clyburn said. "My money is on Steve. I told him last night, 'You better win this thing. You've been expensive to me.'"
Fairwold also attracted another politician -- Dan Johnson, who is running for 5th Circuit Solicitor in June. Johnson, chief deputy of the Richland County Sheriff's Department, has two competitors in the Democratic primary. They are John Meadors, the former deputy solicitor for the 5th circuit, and James Shadd III, vice chairman of the S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense.
-- Noelle Phillips