Skip to content

South Carolina: GOP Hopes to Have Spratt’s Number in 2010

State Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R) is mulling a challenge to veteran Rep. John Spratt (D) in 2010, according to a report in the Rock Hill Herald.

Mulvaney, viewed as an up-and-comer in the state GOP, will make an announcement soon, a local county GOP chairman told the newspaper.

Spratt, a 14-term incumbent and chairman of the Budget Committee, represents a conservative Upcountry district that favors Republicans nationally even though he has won re-election with relative ease over his Congressional career.

Republicans last attempted to target Spratt in 2004, when wealthy state Sen. Ralph Norman spent more than $1 million of his personal money but garnered only 43 percent of the vote.

Recent Stories

At Aspen conference, a call to prioritize stopping gun violence

Appeals court rules preventive care task force unconstitutional

Key players return to Congressional Softball Game, this time at the microphone

Bannon asks Supreme Court to keep him out of prison

Her family saw the horrors of the Holocaust. Now Rep. Becca Balint seeks to ‘hold this space’

Supreme Court clarifies when a gun law is constitutional