Republican Trey Gowdy sailed to re-election Tuesday in South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District Tuesday, winning a third term to Congress. Gowdy staved off a challenge from Libertarian candidate Curtis McLaughlin, Jr., capturing over 85 percent of the vote.
Gowdy rose to prominence earlier this year when he was named the Chairman of the “House Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack on Benghazi.”
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While the South Carolina Republican has been a fierce critic of the Obama administration’s handling of the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Libya, he said in July that policy can rise above politics.
“I don’t want to appear naive, but I do hold out some hope that a few things left remaining in politics, or in our society, can be above politics.”
“People who have worked with me in the past and the people on the other side of the aisle who I work with now, I don’t think they are at all surprised this is the approach that I am taking… My goal is to find out what happened.”
After Gowdy’s re-election, he received high praise on Twitter on what was a favorable Election Day for Republicans:
How about Trey Gowdy? What a guy!
— CharlieM108 (@CharlieM108) November 5, 2014
How about House Speaker Trey Gowdy and Senate Majority Leader Rand Paul? #newleadership
— Odele Farley (@odele_farley) November 5, 2014
— Kay Em (@KayEm60) November 5, 2014
@TGowdySC Why aren’t you speaker of the house? Will you consider Attorney General is Rep wins in 2016? Maybe you will win WH in 2016!
— Daniel R. Smith (@SnugDog22) November 5, 2014
— Samantha Jennings (@JBs_Momma_Dukes) November 5, 2014
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