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Newton hammers Buskey in S.C. District 45

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By Emily Pollok

Republican incumbent Brandon Newton easily won his second term in the S.C. House last week, beating Democratic challenger Corin Buskey in District 45.
After a contentious race, Newton received 15,125 votes, 63 percent of the total, and Buskey got 9,075, or 38 percent, the combined total of her votes as a Democrat and Workers Families candidate.
In Lancaster County, Newton received 11,913 votes, 62 percent of the total, while Buskey received a total of 7,245 for 38 percent.
District 45 includes parts of Lancaster and York counties.
“I’m honored and humbled to be elected to a second term, and by such a wide margin,” said the 24-year-old Newton as he celebrated with county GOP supporters at Mike Williams Builders Tuesday night as the results came in.
Newton’s challenger Buskey ran as both a Democrat and a Workers Families Party candidate. She is a retired business banker and quality analyst from Rock Hill. 
A Lancaster native, Newton graduated from Lancaster High School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.
He is an outreach associate at USC Lancaster and is married to Allison Newton, a registered nurse.
Newton said that during his second term he will focus on producing a skilled and educated workforce, and tackling the oncoming problems created by increasing growth in the district.
“It’s a wonderful feeling,” Newton said Tuesday night. “I can’t say thank you enough.”

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