The US Senate is expected to vote on Mick Mulvaney's confirmation, as the next US Budget Chief, tomorrow. He faces a "cloture vote" today, after which, the Senate has a 30-minute limit of debate time.
If Mulvaney is confirmed, he will formally resign his 5th District Congressional seat, which dominoes to a special election, to fill the post he vacates.
Six Republicans have already declared for that election, representing a territory from the N.C. line, south of Charlotte, to parts of Kershaw, Sumter, and Newberry counties.
No Democrats have expressed interest, to date.