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Primary Ballot Settled

• There Will Be No Republican Primary

• Candidate Pettigrew Makes Statement

On Tuesday morning, Director of the Edgefield County Voter Registration Office Tricia Butler stated the following: “There will only be a Democratic Primary [on June 12 in Edgefield County].  We will not have a Republican Primary in June.”

With that statement the Advertiser chose to publish for the readership a copy of the official ballot for the primary, found in the print edition on page 2 and here.

The Republican candidate for State Senate running against State Senator Shane Massey, John Pettigrew, made this statement Tuesday morning: “The State Republican Party Executive Committee will be hearing an appeal regarding my candidacy late Wednesday afternoon. I am hopeful they will restore my name and others to the ballot and give voters a choice in the June 12th primary.”

Today, The Advertiser has learned that Mt. Pettigrew’s appeal has been denied.