CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – It’s a big race right here in the Lowcountry — the race for Congressional district one where candidates Katie Arrington and Joe Cunningham fight for that seat.
For Katie Arrington, this has been years in the making, all leading up to whether she or Joe Cunningham will represent the first congressional district.
Arrington began her day by voting at her precinct in Summerville before meeting with supporters on James Island, in Goose Creek and at various locations across the Lowcountry.
Many commented on her recovery, saying its a miracle that she’s even able to run for that seat after a fatal crash in June which nearly claimed her life.
Her campaign has been built on a bold conservative agenda, boasting tax cuts, second amendment rights and job creation.
It’s also no secret that the President himself supports an Arrington victory.
Meanwhile Arrington’s opponent, Democrat Joe Cunningham will be in downtown Charleston this evening for an election night watch party at the American Theatre on King Street.
Cunningham spent the day at polling locations across the Lowcountry including on Johns Island, in West Ashley, down in Hilton Head and over in Mount Pleasant.
The Democratic candidate has run on a campaign saying he should get voters support because he is an advocate for the district, regardless of party.
He’s even used the political tagline “Lowcountry Over Party.”
This seat in congress for the 1st congressional district of South Carolina has been controlled by Republicans since 1981. So, if Cunningham wins, it would be very significant for Democrats, it’s been a tough district for them for over 35 years.
Cunnigham voted this morning at St. Andrew’s Math and Science. There, he told us he thinks the lines have been long today at polls because people are excited about the election and said he thinks voters want an end to what he called divisive rhetoric going on in Washington DC.
We’ll bring you more on the race for the 1st congressional district and the final hours of Joe Cunningham and Katie Arrington’s campaign later this evening on News 2.