Could Tim Scott soon be Beaufort County's U.S. House Rep?

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With the census numbers in and redistricting on everyone's mind, a visit to Beaufort County by freshman Congressman Tim Scott, R-Charleston, has everyone wondering: What if Joe Wilson is out and Scott is in?

Speculation is high that growth in Myrtle Beach will have a new 7th S.C. Congressional district centered on the city, forcing Scott's district much further south, perhaps grabbing all of Beaufort County and forming a new "coastal district."

We've already talked about this idea before, but The Island Packet has just published some more musings on the topic; read it here.

The scenario they describe is flushed out in an old report (that has nice maps) over at The Cook Political Report; get that here.

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