'Kingmaker' Democrat Clyburn declared early victor in SC's 6th District

COLUMBIA, S.C. — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, who many call a “kingmaker” for his role in making former Vice President Joe Biden the Democratic presidential nominee, easily won a 15th consecutive term on Tuesday for the 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House.The Associated Press called the race for Clyburn at 8 p.m.At 80, headed for another two-year term in his $174,000-a-year job, Clyburn is now South Carolina’s oldest and longest-serving federal official currently in office.Clyburn bested two opponents — Republican John McCollum and the Constitutional Party’s Mark Hackett — to win the distri…

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