Nancy Mace upset incumbent Democrat Congressman Joe Cunningham in South Carolina’s first congressional district early on Wednesday morning, the AP reported. South Carolina's first district was rated as a "toss up" headed into election day.
BREAKING: Republican Nancy Mace wins election to U.S. House in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Joe Cunningham. #APracecall at 2:04 a.m. EST. #Election2020 #SCelection https://t.co/lGfinjTqT4— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) November 4, 2020
RED FLIP: #APRaceCall - Republican challenger @NancyMace defeats freshman Democratic @RepCunningham in #SouthCarolina's 1st District, flipping #SC01 back to red after Cunningham's historic 2018 win #Election2020 pic.twitter.com/LFXQd7pbwu— Meg Kinnard (@MegKinnardAP) November 4, 2020
?? Nancy Mace (R) has won the race for the House seat in South Carolina's 1st District.https://t.co/rckR1GoCO5— POLITICO elections bot (@politicoelex) November 4, 2020
Mace is the first female to graduate from The Citadel, and managed to unseat a popular incumbent congressman after clearing a crowded primary field in June. Mace was fiercely supported by Rep. Elise Stefanik's (R-NY) PAC supporting Republican women, as well as Winning for Women.
And another GOP woman ... https://t.co/fTPZWI9qBw— Betsy Fischer Martin (@BFischerMartin) November 4, 2020
Mace's victory adds another GOP woman to the caucus in Congress as Republicans continue to increase female representation in the party.