Jane Dyer easily took the Democrat nomination for Congress, defeating her opponent Brian Doyle. Dyer took 65.11 percent with 10,514 votes, while Doyle took 34.89 percent with 5,635 votes.
“Winning the June 8 primary is a great joy for me and my family, of course, but it is more a statement of what engaged volunteers can do,” Jane Dyer said in a statement. “From Aiken County’s team putting up signs to Oconee phone banks, our volunteers did what needed to be done to win an election. And win by a 2 to 1 margin at that. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Powdersville resident and businessman Richard Cash is the frontrunner in the Republican primary. However, he will likely be facing Laurens state Sen. Jeff Duncan in the runoff on June 22.
Cash took 25.33 percent with 20.869 votes, while Duncan took 23.09 percent with 19,020 votes in a six-way race according to unofficial results. Easley resident and state Rep. Rex Rice took 19.46 percent with 16,030 votes.