1984 United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina

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The 1984 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 6, 1984 to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The primary elections for the Democrats and the Republicans were held on June 12. All six incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation remained three Democrats and three Republicans.

1st Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Thomas F. Hartnett of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1981, defeated Democratic challenger Ed Pendarvis.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tommy Hartnett (incumbent) 103,289 61.7
Democratic Ed Pendarvis 64,022 38.3
No Party Write-In 2 0.0
Majority 39,267 23.4
Turnout 167,313
Republican hold

2nd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Floyd Spence of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1971, defeated Democratic challenger Ken Mosely.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Ken Mosely 21,560 53.0
Nancy Stevenson 19,125 47.0

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Floyd Spence (incumbent) 108,084 62.1
Democratic Ken Mosely 63,931 36.7
Libertarian Cynthia E. Sullivan 2,010 1.2
No party Write-Ins 49 0.0
Majority 44,153 25.4
Turnout 174,074
Republican hold

3rd Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Butler Derrick of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1975, defeated Republican challenger Clarence E. Taylor.

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Clarence E. Taylor 3,845 64.7
Garfield W. Flurett 2,096 35.3

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Butler Derrick (incumbent) 88,917 58.4
Republican Clarence E. Taylor 61,739 40.6
Libertarian Robert Madden 1,509 1.0
No party Write-Ins 7 0.0
Majority 27,178 17.8
Turnout 152,172
Democratic hold

4th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Republican Congressman Carroll Campbell of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1979, defeated Democratic challenger Jeff Smith.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Carroll Campbell (incumbent) 105,139 63.9
Democratic Jeff Smith 57,854 35.2
Libertarian William Ray Pike 1,431 0.9
No party Write-Ins 59 0.0
Majority 47,285 28.7
Turnout 164,483
Republican hold

5th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John M. Spratt, Jr. of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1983, defeated two minor party candidates.

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John M. Spratt, Jr. (incumbent) 98,513 91.8
American Dick Winchester 4,593 4.3
Libertarian Linda Blevins 4,185 3.9
No party Write-Ins 27 0.0
Majority 93,920 87.5
Turnout 107,318
Democratic hold

6th Congressional District[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Robin Tallon of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1983, won the Democratic primary and defeated Republican Martha Lois Eargle in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Robin Tallon 61,927 74.3
Mary Demetrious 17,385 20.8
Luther Lighty, Jr. 4,053 4.9

Republican primary[edit]

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Martha Lois Eargle 3,120 66.5
James N. Maurer 1,569 33.5

General election results[edit]

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Robin Tallon (incumbent) 97,329 59.9
Republican Martha Lois Eargle 63,005 38.8
Libertarian Hugh Thompson 2,050 1.3
No party Write-Ins 13 0.0
Majority 34,324 21.1
Turnout 162,397
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • State Election Commission (1985). Report of the South Carolina State Election Commission 1984-1985. Columbia, SC: State Election Commission. pp. 63–64.