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1998 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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1998 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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Rep. Bob Inglis, 109th Congress.jpg
Nominee Ernest Hollings Bob Inglis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 563,377 488,238
Percentage 52.7% 45.7%

South Carolina Senate Election Results by County, 1998.svg
County results
Hollings:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Hartnett:      40–50%      50-60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

Ernest Hollings

Elected U.S. Senator

Ernest Hollings

The 1998 United States Senate election in South Carolina was held November 3, 1998. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings won reelection to his sixth full term. As of 2021, this is the last Senate election in South Carolina won by a Democrat.

Republican primary



South Carolina U.S. Senate Election Primary, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Inglis 115,029 74.6%
Republican Stephen Brown 33,530 21.7%
Republican Elton Legrand 5,634 3.7%

General election



The race between Hollings and Inglis gave the voters a choice of two very different visions of and for South Carolina. Hollings was from the Lowcountry, a face of the Old New South, and secured a large amount of federal funds for the state. On the other hand, Inglis came from the Upstate, was a face of the New New South, and opposed to pork barrel spending. Hollings viciously attacked Inglis on the campaign trail as a "goddamn skunk" and when Inglis requested that Hollings sign a pledge for campaign courtesy, Hollings replied that Inglis could "kiss his fanny." Inglis tried to tie Hollings to President Clinton, who had been tainted by the Lewinsky scandal.

Ultimately, Hollings won the race for four crucial reasons. First, Inglis refused to accept PAC donations which allowed Hollings to enjoy a huge financial advantage and blanket the state with his television advertisements. Secondly, Inglis came from the Upstate which already provided GOP majorities whereas Hollings came from the Lowcountry which was a key tossup region in the state. Thirdly, the voters two years prior in the 1996 Senate election had rewarded Strom Thurmond for his long service to the state and it was unlikely that they would then deny re-election to Hollings. Finally, the 1998 South Carolina GOP ticket was dragged down with unpopular Governor David Beasley at the top of the ticket who would go on to lose his re-election campaign to Jim Hodges.


Source Date Hollings (D) Inglis (R)
Whit Ayres April 1998 [1] 42% 42%
Mason-Dixon Political/Media Research June 1998 [2] 47% 42%
Mason-Dixon Political/Media Research August 1998 [3] 48% 40%
Mason-Dixon Political/Media Research September 1998 [4] 49% 42%


South Carolina U.S. Senate Election, 1998[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Fritz Hollings (Incumbent) 563,377 52.70% +2.6%
Republican Bob Inglis 488,238 45.67% -1.2%
Libertarian Richard T. Quillian 16,991 1.59% -0.3%
No party Write-Ins 457 0.04% -0.1%
Majority 75,139 7.03% +3.8%
Turnout 1,069,063 52.8%[citation needed]
Democratic hold

See also


  1. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. "STATISTICS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 3, 1998" (PDF). United States House of Representatives. p. 40,41. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
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