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NKU Chase Grad, Democrat Takes SC Congressional Seat

Joe Cunningham, a graduate of Northern Kentucky Chase College of Law, won a Congressional seat in South Carolina on Tuesday night.

The Democrat defeated Republican nominee Katie Arrington, with 50.56 percent of the vote.

Arrington had defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor, who drew national headlines years ago for an extramarital affair and a lie about hiking the Appalachian Trail, in the GOP primary earlier this year.

She had the backing of President Donald Trump.

Cunningham is a native of Kuttawa, a city in western Kentucky. 

He earned a law degree from Chase after enrolling there in 2011. 

Cunningham is the son of Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham.

-Staff report

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