With six of 10 counties reporting, Duncan had 74 percent of the vote. Democrat
Duncan, a Republican from Laurens, won his fourth term in a conservative district that covers most of western
Cleveland owns an insurance business in
"I am so thankful to have the best bosses on the planet, the people of
"I am humbled to have the opportunity and privilege of being the people's voice in
"We were a divided nation today and will still be a divided nation tomorrow. However, South Carolinians have made it unmistakably clear with their vote which direction they would like for us to head," he said. "It is my desire to push for policies that make government more transparent, while making
Cleveland could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
Cleveland said he raised less than
During the campaign, both candidates focused on the importance of securing the border between
Duncan said he featured that foreign terrorists could find their way across the border, which he called "the soft underbelly of the nation." He said he wants to see more fencing places along the border and stricter enforcement of existing immigration laws.
Cleveland proposed using the military to secure the border. He proposed allowing members of the armed forces younger than 21 to opt out of overseas combat missions if they accept assignments on the border.
Duncan said he would continue to focus on homeland security and energy issues if re-elected.
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