At a local news conference prior to the election, James Edwards expressed cautious optimism about the election. The voter turnout on Election Day was heavier than expected, and Edwards won the election, beating out the democratic candidate, William Jennings Bryan Dorn.
At his victory ceremony, several primary S.C. politicians come to congratulate the newly elected Edwards, like Gov. John West, Charles “Pug” Ravenel, W.J. Bryan Dorn, and Senator Strom Thurmond. Edwards then returns home to Charleston for some well-earned rest and relaxation. While home, Edwards talks about his family life, and how it will change in the four years ahead.