Incumbent Republican Inglis Down Big Heading Into Runoff

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Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) seems poised to lose his six-term House seat after he was forced into a runoff last night against Spartanburg County Solicitor Trey Gowdy.

When all the votes were in last night, Gowdy led Inglis in a crowded primary field by a 39-27 margin. With neither candidate winning more than 50 percent of the vote, though, the two are headed into a runoff election, scheduled for June 22. Between now and then, Inglis has to make up a lot of ground.

Gowdy (and other Republicans in the field) hammered Inglis mercilessly for opposing the surge in Iraq and voting for the bailout in 2008.

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Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com
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