June 8th, 2010
10:34 PM ET
13 years ago

Incumbent congressman headed for runoff

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/08/art.inglis.gi.jpg caption =" Inglis must now face a runoff."](CNN) – Rep. Bob Inglis, R-South Carolina, failed to win Tuesday's primary and now must compete in the June 22nd runoff, the Associated Press projects.

With 96 percent of the precincts reporting, Inglis finished second to Spartanburg prosecutor Trey Gowdy, 40 to 27 percent. But since neither candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote, the two will face off again later this month.

Inglis represents South Carolina's fourth congressional district, located in the northwestern part of the state. He faced heavy criticism from Gowdy for voting in favor of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in 2009.

The race also included three other challengers who all questioned Inglis' conservative credentials.

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  1. Robert Warner

    All of these anti-bailout types need to answer this question; How would YOU have averted the depression that those bailouts so prevented?

    June 8, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |