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Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.)

Assistant Leader

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: candidate for S.C. House, 1970; S.C. human affairs commissioner, 1974-92; sought Democratic nomination for S.C. secretary of state, 1978; sought Democratic nomination for S.C. secretary of state, 1986; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present
Born: July 21, 1940; Sumter, S.C.
Residence: Columbia
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Family: Wife, Emily England Clyburn; three children
Education: South Carolina State College, B.A. 1962
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (12th term)
Committee Assignments: None

Election History
2014generalJames Clyburn (D) 125,74772.5
Anthony Culler (R) 44,31125.5
Kevin Umbaugh (LIBERT) 3,1761.8
2012generalJames Clyburn (D) 218,71793.6
Nammu Muhammad (GREEN) 12,9205.5
2010generalJames Clyburn (D) 125,45962.9
Jim Pratt (R) 72,66136.4
Nammu Muhammad (GREEN) 1,3890.7
2008generalJames Clyburn (D) 193,37867.5
Nancy Harrelson (R) 93,05932.5
2006generalJames Clyburn (D) 100,21364.4
Gary McLeod (R) 53,18134.2
Antonio Williams (GREEN) 2,2241.4
2004generalJames Clyburn (D) 161,98767.0
Gary McLeod (R, C) 79,60032.9
2002generalJames Clyburn (D) 115,85567.0
Gary McLeod (R) 55,49032.1
R. Augenstein (LIBERT) 1,6621.0
2000generalJames Clyburn (D) 138,05371.8
Vince Ellison (R) 50,00526.0
Dianne Nevins (NL) 2,3391.2
Lynwood Hines (LIBERT) 1,9341.0
1998generalJames Clyburn (D) 116,50772.6
Gary McLeod (R) 41,42125.8
George Taylor (NL) 2,4961.6
1996generalJames Clyburn (D) 120,13269.4
Gary McLeod (R) 51,97430.0
Savita Joshi (NL) 9480.5
1994generalJames Clyburn (D) 88,63563.8
Gary McLeod (R) 50,25936.2
1992generalJames Clyburn (D) 120,64765.3
John Chase (R) 64,14934.7
Roll Call Vitals


South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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