South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott has won his first full term. He’s the first black senator since Reconstruction.
Scott defeated Democrat Thomas Dixon, a community activist and pastor.
Scott, 51, became the junior U.S. Senator from South Carolina in 2013 when Governor Nikki Haley appointed him to the seat after the resignation of Senator Jim DeMint.
Scott received the check mark with only 11% reporting. He currently has 62% of the vote to Dixon’s 36%.
Bill Bledsoe from the Constitution party surprisingly has 2%.