CCDP Newsletter: Runoff Elections

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To all of our candidates who ran such amazing campaigns, we want to say thank you. We had more Democrats run for office this year than we have had in decades and we are so proud of each and every one of you. Thank you for your commitment to your community and for giving the voters in our party such great options to choose from.

To all of the voters who chose to participate in our primary yesterday, both in-person and through a record number of mail-in absentee votes, we say thank you. The Republicans had huge, high-profile races for U.S. House and U.S. Senate that dominated the news coverage and were plastered across countless signs and billboards. And yet, 34,728 of you cast your vote for coroner in the Democratic primary compared to just 30,872 who cast their vote for U.S. Senate on the Republican side.

To all of the volunteers who helped our candidates and our precinct leaders make these record numbers possible – thank you. Our county party is run by volunteers and we are so grateful for all the time, energy and contributions you make to our party and our community.

Thank you.


Charleston Democratic voters will be asked to weigh in on three runoff elections in different parts of the county. In House District 109, James Johnson and Deon Tedder will participate in a runoff to determine the party’s nominee for the seat currently held by Rep. David Mack. The district includes parts of North Charleston and Mt. Pleasant and spreads into Dorchester County. You can see a map of the district here. In House District 115, which covers parts of James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah & Seabrook, Carol Tempel and Spencer Wetmore will participate in a runoff election. You can see a map of this district here. A third runoff will determine the Democratic nominee for County Council District 3, which is a particularly gerrymandered district that encompasses parts of North Charleston, the peninsula and Mt. Pleasant. Rob Wehrman and Jesse Williams were the top two in a crowded field for this important County Council seat. A map of this district can be found here.

You can learn about all of our candidates, including those in runoff elections, on the candidates page of our website.


Any voter who lives in one of the above districts and who did not vote in the Republican primary is eligible to vote in the runoff. Even if you did not vote on June 9, you may still vote. If you voted absentee by mail, a ballot will automatically be sent to you. If you did not vote absentee by mail on June 9, but you would like to do so for the runoff, please contact the Charleston County Board of Elections & Voter Registration at (843) 744-8683 or by email at You may also vote absentee in person at 4367 Headquarters Road in North Charleston. All runoff elections will take place on June 23.

All meetings until further notice will be conducted “virtually” using Zoom. You can connect by computer or telephone. We will have regular training sessions where you can try Zoom out and get comfortable participating this way. We will continue to use MobilizeAmerica to RSVP.

Virtual Rainbow CommUNITY Walk Organized by Kristin for SheriffTune in to listen to a panelist discussion of next steps the Charleston-area community can take to unite against racial and gender bias. Featured panelists are Rev. Dr. Jeremy Rutledge of Circular Congregational Church, community activist Thomas Dixon, immigration attorney and activist Nina Cano, Chase Glenn of AFFA, Regina Duggins of Charleston Black Pride, and more. The discussion will be moderated by ABC News 4 reporter Leah Uko. Watch LIVE on ABC News 4 Facebook pageVisit the ABC News Facebook page >

JUN 18
New Meeting Link! Virtual Coffee with ColleenBrew your own cup of joe and join the conversation by phone or video chat. IMPORTANT: for added security, we have now added a password to the link to participate in this event. Even if you have participated before, please RSVP again to get the new link with the password.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
JUN 17
Black Lives More Than MatterA Conversation between Transformative Teaching Collective members Drisana McDaniel and Nijeeah Richardson on decentering whiteness and practicing humility in the movement for social change.Shared live on CCDP Facebook pageVisit our Facebook page >
JUN 18
Virtual Charleston County Democrats July MeetingJoin us for our virtual monthly meeting. Candidates involved in runoff elections are invited to speak. We will also discuss our efforts to prepare for the general election in November.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
JUN 19
Charleston Black Pride Blood DriveIn coordination with The Blood Connection, Charleston Black Pride is hosting a blood drive at 47 Cooper Street.47 Cooper Street >Click here to sign up >

JUN 23
East Cooper Democrats June Meeting (Virtual)Join the East Cooper Democrats ONLINE via Zoom for our June meeting. We will social distance while discussing topics we know you care about – including a recap of the June primary and absentee voting. We look forward to seeing you June 23rd!Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >


The primary is wrapping up and we are not skipping a beat. Are you ready to tell Lindsey Graham to pack his bags and send Jaime Harrison to the U.S. Senate? How about helping Joe Cunningham and all the amazing candidates running for county offices and the state legislature? We will be having phone banks every day from now until November 3. We are going to identify every Democrat we possibly can so that we can turn them out to vote in November. With your help, we can do this!



The race to take back our country has officially begun and we need your help. The only way we can launch a sustained campaign is with sustaining funds. A commitment of $5 per month or more can make a big difference. If you are already a monthly donor, please consider increasing your giving level by an extra $5 or $10. We need to find $2,000 more per month in recurring donations in order to compete at the level that will be needed to win on November 3.


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The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

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