U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land, will be in Sumter on Tuesday as he looks to promote his bid for another two years representing the state’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes approximately half of Sumter County.
The congressman’s local stop on his District Tour is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Chik-Fil-A on Broad Street, where he hopes to meet with local constituents.
The Sumter stop will be the first of a four-day, 11-stop campaign tour for the Republican incumbent seeking his fourth term in office, with other stops scheduled for Elgin, Kershaw, Rock Hill and Newberry, among other cities within the expansive district. A full list of events can be found at the candidate’s website.
Initially elected to office in 2010 by defeating then long-time incumbent John Spratt, Mulvaney became the first Republican in 128 years to represent South Carolina’s Fifth District. In subsequent elections he defeated Joyce Knott in 2012 and Tom Adams n 2014. This November, Mulvaney faces Democratic nominee Fran Person in the general election.