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Famous names in primary field in SC's 1st District

May 24, 2010 10:55:00 AM - thestate.com
Two iconic political names - Campbell and Thurmond - stand out in the crowded field of hopefuls seeking the Republican nomination in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District.

Paul Thurmond, son of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond, and Carroll Campbell III, son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell, inherited the best-known names among the nine candidates in the June 8 primary for the GOP nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Henry Brown in the coastal district reaching from near Charleston to the North Carolina state line.

But in a year when angry voters seem dissatisfied with anything that smacks of the establishment, it's unclear whether those names will help or hurt.

"Those names are pretty important to Campbell and Thurmond but those in the tea party aren't very enamored," said Maude Dougherty, a retiree from Goose Creek.

"I don't think it means a lot," agreed Richard Corbin, a retired businessman from Ridgeville.

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