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History of SC1 seat

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In the past, Democrats have had a stronghold on the First Congressional District of South Carolina.

History may have played a factor in the Democratic control of the house seat when the Reconstruction Era directly impacted South Carolina's African-American citizens until the Civil Rights Movement.

In 1980, the GOP's Tommy Hartnett took the SC1 seat.

Since then, it's been all Republican representatives for more than three decades: Tommy Hartnett (1981-1987), Arthur Ravenel, Jr. (1987-1995), Mark Sanford (1995-2001), Henry Brown (2001-2011), and Tim Scott (2011-2013).

Currently there are 232 U.S. House of Representative seats occupied by Republicans and 201 by Democrats. Even though total there are 435 seats, there are two vacant: Congressman Tim Scott's and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson from Missouri.

The last time a Speaker of the House was from South Carolina was in 1857, Democrat James Lawrence.

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