Two candidates will be in the Democratic runoff for the District 45 Senate seat held by the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
Kenneth Hodges and Margie Bright-Matthews led the other nine candidates by a wide margin, a trend that continued through the night as votes were counted.
The seat represents Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, Colleton, Charleston, and Allendale counties.
According to officials, the runoff election is expected to be held on Sept. 15.
The winner will face off against the only Republican candidate, Alberto Fernandez on Oct. 20.
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