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Recount for GOP runoff

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Former South Carolina Governor leads the GOP and will advance to a runoff in the Republican contest for an open congressional seat along the state's south coast.

As for the second candidate to compete against him, the State Election Commission will schedule a recount for Friday because Curtis Bostic led Larry Grooms by less than one full percentage point, according to the Board of Elections and Voter Executive Director Joe Debney.

With all precincts reporting, Bostic pulled in 13.32% of the vote and Grooms pulled in 12.40% of the vote.

It looks like Curtis Bostic will be in the run-off against former Governor Mark Sanford.  Bostic's numbers steadily climbed throughout the evening on Tuesday. At an election party held at his law firm off Wappoo Road in West Ashley, family and friends cheered with every tick in his favor.

Bostic does not have the political resume' like the others in the packed field of 16 Republicans. The local attorney and former Marine Has served on Charleston's County Council for eight years ending in 2008. The runoff against Sanford will he held on April 2nd.

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