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1902 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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The 1902 South Carolina United States Senate election was a Democratic Party primary election held on August 26, 1902, and September 9 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of South Carolina. Prior to the ratification of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, U.S. Senators were elected by the state legislature and not through the direct election by the people of the state. However, the Democratic Party of South Carolina organized primary elections for the U.S. Senate beginning in 1896 and the General Assembly would confirm the choice of the Democratic voters. Tillmanite Democrat Asbury Latimer won the Democratic primary and was elected by the General Assembly for a six-year term.

Democratic primary

In the special election of 1897, the Conservatives were without a candidate so in 1902 four candidates vied for the support of Conservatives: Dan S. Henderson, William Elliott, George Johnstone and John J. Hemphill. The two remaining candidates in the race, Representative Asbury Latimer and former Governor John Gary Evans, were strong Tillmanites. However, they held strongly opposing views and a duel almost ensued between the two while campaigning at St. George on July 12. A fight did indeed break out between Latimer and Hemphill when they were campaigning in Gaffney on August 14. Latimer took offence to an accusation by Hemphill and struck him. Hemphill was unable to strike back because Latimer quickly left the scene.

On August 26, Latimer and Evans emerged as the top two candidates in the field and were to face each other in a runoff election on September 9. The Conservative candidates had garnered more votes combined than the combined vote of Latimer and Evans, but their inability to coalesce around a single candidate prevented a Conservative from winning the election. Evans was widely disliked by Conservatives in the state so they threw their support behind Latimer and he easily won the runoff election.

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Asbury Latimer 22,971 24.1
John Gary Evans 17,993 18.9
Dan S. Henderson 13,771 14.5
William Elliott 13,658 14.4
George Johnstone 13,556 14.2
John J. Hemphill 13,261 13.9
Democratic Primary Runoff
Candidate Votes % ±%
Asbury Latimer 53,890 59.7 +35.6
John Gary Evans 36,371 40.3 +21.4

See also

References

  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. pp. 56–59.
  • "Candidates Use Threats". New York Times. 13 July 1902. p. 2.
  • "Senatorial Candidates Indulge in Fisticuffs". New York Times. 15 August 1902. p. 2.
  • "Latimer's Lucky Election". New York Times. 12 September 1902. p. 2.
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