#SC04: Trey Gowdy Not Running For Reelection

gowdy|| by Will Galloway ||

Columbia – Congressman Trey Gowdy announced this week that he will not be running for reelection this year. In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the South Carolina Republican said, “There is a time to come, and a time to go. This is the right time, for me, to return to the justice system.”

It is unclear what role within the Justice System that Gowdy will take, but he has consistently been rumored to want a seat on the federal bench, perhaps as a circuit court judge.

Many South Carolinian’s were saddened by Gowdy’s announcement, including former Governor and current United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley.

There will likely be a crowded republican primary to replace Gowdy. State Senator William Timmons has already announced his intentions to run, and will likely pour significant personal funds into a campaign.  State Representative Dan Hamilton will also be running.

Spartanburg County GOP Chairman Josh Kimbrell made a Facebook post announcing that he would be exploring a run.

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