Ralph Norman

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Updated April 8, 2018 at 11 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman pulled out his own loaded handgun during a meeting with constituents Friday in Rock Hill to make a point that guns are dangerous only in the hands of criminals.

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Voters in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District will choose their next representative in a special election on Tuesday. The election was required after President Trump tapped Republican Mick Mulvaney  to become White House Budget Director.

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One week from today, voters in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District will pick their next congressman.

This special election comes after a bruising primary campaign for Republicans which included a runoff and a recount.

For Democrats, they're hoping South Carolinians will do what Montanans and Kansans did not, flip a red House district blue.  WFAE's Tom Bullock is with All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey to walk us through the latest in this race.

Republicans Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman will face each other in a May 16 primary runoff for the vacant seat in South Carolina's 5th district. The winner will face Democrat Archie Parnell, a former Goldman Sachs tax advisor, who won his party's nomination outright in Tuesday's primary election.