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.