ⓘ 1913 United States Senate election in South Carolina

                                     

ⓘ 1913 United States Senate election in South Carolina

The 1913 South Carolina United States Senate election was mostly a Democratic Party primary election held the previous summer on August 27, 1912 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of South Carolina. Prior to the ratification of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, U.S. Senators were elected by the state legislature and not through the direct election by the people of the state. However, the Democratic Party of South Carolina organized primary elections for the U.S. Senate beginning in 1896 and the General Assembly would confirm the choice of the Democratic voters. Incumbent Democratic Senator Ben Tillman won the Democratic primary and was re-elected by the General Assembly for another six-year term.