SC superintendent primaries lead to runoffs in both parties

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COLUMBIA, S.C. - A dozen people ran to become South Carolina's state superintendent.
 
The Democrats will be headed to a runoff between Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson.

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The Republican race will also go into a runoff between Molly Spearman and Sally Atwater.
 
Several of the candidates have gained attention by taking unusual platforms.
 
The job pays $92,000 a year and whoever is elected will oversee the Department of Education.
 
The Chesterfield County sheriff election will head to a runoff between Jay Brooks and James Dixon.
 
The sheriff's office has faced some controversy. A judge found former Sheriff Sam Parker guilty of misconduct earlier this year.
 
Prosecutors said he furnished contraband to inmates and embezzled money.
 
Parker was sentenced to two years in prison.

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