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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- Teddy Turner inherited his love of sailing from his father, media magnate Ted Turner. But there is less of a family resemblance when it comes to politics.

While the elder Turner leans Democratic, Teddy Turner is running as a Republican in a crowded race for an open South Carolina congressional seat created by a U.S. Senate appointment.

The 49-year-old Turner says running as a newcomer may be an advantage in a time when there is gridlock in Washington.

He tells The Associated Press he will work for a common-sense approach to dealing with the nation's budget woes.

At least 10 Republicans and two Democrats are vying in the March 19 party primaries. They include former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican, and comedian Steven Colbert's sister, a Democrat.