Republican Nancy Mace To Challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham

Nancy Mace will make her candidacy official at a Saturday morning breakfast

Nancy Mace will challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014 Republican primary.
Nancy Mace will challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014 Republican primary.
The first female graduate of The Citadel told Patch Thursday she plans to run against Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican primary.

Nancy Mace will make her candidacy official at a Saturday morning breakfast in Goose Creek during a Berkeley County GOP Breakfast.

Mace holds a masters in mass communication from the University of Georgia. She is the author of In The Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel (Simon and Schuster, 2001).

Saturday's breakfast is at American Legion Post, 116 Howe Hall Road in Goose Creek.

Conservative groups within the Republican Party, including many of the Tea Party, have been seeking a strong challenger to Graham from within the ranks. They don't believe Graham is conservative enough. Dozens of them met in Columbia in mid-July to figure out just how to win the two-time senator's seat.

Meanwhile, Mace has been eyeing a potential bid for months. 

She wrote a scathing op-ed piece about Graham and the need for new blood on Patch back in May. And she has been traveling the state to discuss her platform, while not officially touting her run.

Currently, the only Republican candidate who has announced a plan to challenge Graham is Richard Cash, an Upstate businessman. Another likely candidate is state Sen. Lee Bright, who has been a critic of Graham.
JoSCh August 13, 2013 at 12:33 PM
lol@Ms. Editor. Calling me a woman doesn't offend me, remember I'm not a modern Republican. But I'm clearly a man, Josh, with the SC for from SC. I'd agree that all those people had a hand in the collapse. I don't think any of the presidents or homeowners "worked very hard" at bringing down the system. And I believe that the CEO's were short sighted and that many regulators were corrupted by the CEO's and their interests. You've changed your position from "all Democrats fault" to everyones fault. Progress imo. Don't tell your regressive friends.
Joan Peters August 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Sorry, I was thinking your name was Jo (as in JoAnne) from SC. Hi Josh. I never said it was all the Dems fault. Everyone took advantage of a really stupid situation that was put in motion by the Progressive idea that everyone should have a house, regardless as to whether or not they can afford it. And when you are earning $30,000 and believe some idiot when they tell you you can afford a $300,000 house, you are working VERY hard, indeed, not to see the obvious. If you are that gullible, you shouldn't be out without a keeper. It takes real effort to not be that stupid. As we say in New England, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. The scene was set by the leftists in government, everyone else just took full advantage of the situation to their detriment. Everyone was on the gravy train and noone looked down the tracks 2 feet to see what was coming....the light at the end of the tunnel is a freight train!! And according to Nocera and McLean and videos I've actually seen on CSPAN, when auditors and regulators appeared before the banking committees telling our representatives that Fannie and Freddie were cooking the books to enhance their bonuses, they were personally attacked by Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, et al. Reagan and Bush both tried, unsuccessfully to shut down Fannie and Freddie. And guess what?? Nothing has changed. As the economy creeps along, they are back up to their old tricks, creating another bubble. I'm also hearing that the Student Loans are creating their own bubble. Students taking out hundreds of thousands of dollars, then only being able to get a job as a barrista and defaulting on the loan for their education in German Polka History. Its another mess. Mark my words.
JoSCh August 13, 2013 at 12:58 PM
http://www.politifact.com/personalities/glenn-beck/statements/ http://www.politifact.com/personalities/rush-limbaugh/statements/ Googling "Rush Limbaugh racist" or "Glenn Beck racist" gets a huge amount of results, although the mostly have the same info. There is definitely more than one. Here are some. http://hypervocal.com/news/2012/10-outrageous-rush-limbaugh-quotes-that-didnt-cause-his-sponsors-to-flee/ http://newsone.com/1087485/glenn-beck-racist-quotes/ now this may surprise you, but none of the racist quotes I've found were published on what I'd consider regressive sites. Only on progressive sites. Does the site bias mean that the information is untrue? Since these are WELL DOCUMENTED and in fact often have links to them actually saying this garbage ON AIR I'm going to preemptively tell you that NO, the bias of the sites hosting these lists does not nullify the actual racist statements, in context, that these cancers to American society have said.
JoSCh August 13, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Do you really think that there are that many people graduating with frivolous degrees? What percentage do you think it is? Higher than 10? How many people with legitimate degrees also have huge debt and can only get a job as a barista? Education, including higher education should be public and based on merit and ability. If you can pass the entrance exam you should be allowed to study whatever, with the expectation that you'll go on to work in that field. Of course, limiting fields to people who are competent means less failures, less retaking of classes, and therefore less profit. And clearly profit is the primary goal of education.
JoSCh August 13, 2013 at 01:31 PM
Also, the Progressive idea was that everyone should have a house, regardless as to whether or not they were white. No law mandated that people who made 30k should buy 300k houses.
Joan Peters August 13, 2013 at 01:32 PM
That is true. If students get in on merit, (which they can now with scholarships, my niece has a full 4 year free ride to FSU), then professors should be paid based on merit and we should get rid of tenure, but that will never happen. Colleges will then not hire "professors" like terrorist Bill Ayers, they will have to answer to the taxpayers.
Joan Peters August 13, 2013 at 01:35 PM
BTW: I've listened to almost all of the shows where politifact pulled the quotes. They are completely out of context and in most cases splitting hairs. Not really believable if you listen to the entire shows you would see that. And Rush says alot of things just to see them in the liberal press the next day. All of us ditto heads have a good laugh about it. He'll say something outrageous and then tell us exactly what the liberal media will say and he's NEVER wrong.
Joan Peters August 13, 2013 at 01:46 PM
No law mandated it, but the regulators in the interest of getting rid of red-lining (a good thing) went too far. Because the mtgs were backed by Fannie/Freddie borrowers did not have to have 20% down or verify income. F/F allowed lenders like Countrywide to send applications to what they called the "Art Department" to fill in the blanks so the person would qualify. I know, they did it to my husband. He was an out of work musician and they put him down as self-employed with a $40k income. When I saw the paperwork at closing I freaked out and ended up having to get a second job to pay the mtg. Not everyone would do that. Also, I sold a house to a guy back in the early 90's who had no job, recent immigrant from Poland, with no social security number. My agent said they made an offer, but no way would qualify, but they did. A couple of years later I went back to visit my house, and according to the neighbors they were there less than a year and got foreclosed on. Apparently, they never made a mtg payment. These things were epidemic in the 80s and 90s.
JoSCh August 13, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Being able to predict how people react to outrageous or racist statements isn't really a skill, is it? I don't think "Obama the magic negro" can be taken out of context. I think its offensive and racist in any context.
Joan Peters August 13, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Gotcha! Rush didn't say that, Rush was just reporting itl "Barack the Magic Negro" originated not with Rush Limbaugh and Paul Shanklin, but with David Ehrenstein, an African-American columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/eric-ames/2011/08/03/sherri-shepherd-mistakenly-attributes-magic-negro-rush-limbaugh#ixzz2bsPFuNaC
JoSCh August 13, 2013 at 06:27 PM
You "got me"? Rush commissioned a guy to write a song about it and repeatedly played and replayed it on his show. He celebrated it. Just because he wasn't the first to utter it doesn't mean he can say it with malicious intent, or that he isn't a racist, or that the people that celebrated along with him aren't equally racist.
JoSCh August 13, 2013 at 06:44 PM
"but the regulators in the interest of getting rid of red-lining (a good thing) went too far" Agreed. As I said before, certainly the executives at F/F and the regulators are at fault. But not because they were being too nice; they were getting too rich.
Joan Peters August 14, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Yes, Rush can ALWAYS be counted on to celebrate the hypocrisy of the left. He is after all an entertainer as well as a commentator. He especially likes to show off the racism of the left. Which is why after 25 years he's still got ENDLESS material for his show. You should listen, he's a hoot. Did you hear what Bono just said? That "Aid is just a stopgap". That the real solution to poverty is entreprenuerial capitalism? And this is a man who has put his time and money where his mouth is. After trying to solve problems in the world, he comes to one conclusion, that capitalism, and the success and failure involved is the ONLY way out of poverty permanently. Like Ben Franklin said, the kindest thing we can do for the poor is to make them uncomfortable in their poverty. I LOVE that crazy Irishman. And I could listen to his Irish accent constantly ....sounds like music, which ain't to bad either!!! Have a great day!!!
JoSCh August 14, 2013 at 11:42 AM
He was celebrating saying the word negro publicly, like he was more recently celebrating saying nigger publicly. He and his drone army want so badly to say it maliciously but without judgement but it's just not going to happen.
Joan Peters August 14, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Well, now you are just grasping at straws and trying to put evil intent in people of whom you have absolutely no knowledge. The only people using bad words like that are gansta blacks themselves and the Progressives. Rush just likes to point out the hypocrisy and millions like to listen to him point out hypocrisy. Its Harry Reid who can't get over that the President is a man of color. I don't think it even occurs to your average ditto head to call people names. We only enjoy eviscerating ill-conceived ideas. I hate Obama because he's a fascist, hell bent for leather to destroy that which I love best. Don't really care if he's purple, neither does MahaRushdie.
JoSCh August 14, 2013 at 12:10 PM
"now you are just grasping at straws and trying to put evil intent in people of whom you have absolutely no knowledge." break "Rush just likes to point out the hypocrisy and millions like to listen to him point out hypocrisy." break "I hate Obama because he's a fascist, hell bent for leather to destroy that which I love best." Awesome.
stanley seigler August 16, 2013 at 12:47 AM
@JP. re Rush just likes to point out the hypocrisy... ~~rush fooled you...rush is a greedy SOB who knows better...one day he's gonna leave his mic open when he lets the "millions [who] like to listen" know that he considers them idiots...see lonesome rhodes in 'a face in the crowd' movie...
Joan Peters August 16, 2013 at 08:32 AM
Love that movie! Andy Griffith was so perfectly EVIL!! I've been listening to Rush for 25 years and he hasn't done it yet. So you think that anyone who comes from nothing, creates an industry (conservative talk radio), pays lots of taxes, is audited every year by the Peoples Republic of NY even though he doesn't live there anymore and employs lots of people is greedy, but lazy slackers who think I should support them with my tax dollars, through SNAP, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, et al even if they are able body are somehow NOT greedy???? Rush makes $40 million a year the old fashioned way....he earns it, no gov't subsidies for him. And he's REALLY funny. You should listen to him. Then make comments. I've seen him in person, his sincerity is palpable. Unlike others, who look down their patrician noses at us bitter clingers.
stanley seigler August 16, 2013 at 12:40 PM
@JP, re 'And he's [rush's] REALLY funny'... ~~rushsay, 'Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.'...REALLY funny... ~~rushsay also say other funny things...eg, “It makes her [sandra fluke, 3rd yr law student] a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute.”...REALLY funny... ~~also rushsay, “I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want.”...REALLY, really, funny... ~~rushsay, “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” ... REALLY racist...funny??? ~~JPsay, 'Rush makes $40 million a year the old fashioned way....he earns it'... just like old fashioned carny hustlers and lonesome rhodes... ~~we the people are the mark in rush's sting... ~~do the limbaugh, how low can you go...
stanley seigler August 16, 2013 at 02:04 PM
PS. re JPsay, 'Andy Griffith [i-say rush] was [is] so perfectly EVIL!! ... creates an [evil] industry (conservative talk radio)'... ~~rushannbeck have done so much to divide america to enhance their bank accounts...they cant believe the red meat bs (eg, BO a muslin born in kenya) they spew...one day their mic will be open and the 'bitter clingers' will wake up to the sting.
JoSCh August 16, 2013 at 02:12 PM
"one day their mic will be open and the 'bitter clingers' will wake up to the sting." No, they won't. They've been confronted by the realities of their heroes failings time and time again and it only makes them dig in deeper. It's pretty inexplicable, but we've witnessed it time and time again.
stanley seigler August 16, 2013 at 03:53 PM
@josch, 'No, they won't'...jos probably right...we aint too smart...but hope springs whatever... ~~'inexplicable' YES: so very hard to understand the GOPs...know they are as smart or smarter than i...and yet believe the rushannbeck bs... ~~but have to agree rush is really funny...in a soo VERY sad ironic way...he's the epitome of a 'lonesome rhodes' carny bser.
JoSCh August 16, 2013 at 09:31 PM
At least we can all agree on this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Joan Peters August 16, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Rush was wrong about Fluke. She was not a prostitute, but she is a slut. Considering the price of birth control, any one having so much sex they can't afford law school tuition, good grief, when did the girl study??? Rush hasn't failed us yet. But how about your gods? I've never heard such racism as comes from BHO, "I don't have the facts, but the police acted stupidly" "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon" Wonder what he thinks about all the black on black crime. Wouldn't know he doesn't mention that, although Chicago is the murder capital of the world and they now have a civilian force to get the kids to school safely. He's go no trouble with that. Talk about open mic...to the Russians "after the election I'll have more flexibility". To do what??? Fortunately, Putin sees him for the weak, spineless jellyfish he is. Putin thumbed his nose at BHO by taking in Snowden. How about Snake Oil salesmen like Jesse (I'd like to cut his (BHO's) balls off-open mic slip) and Al? Tawana Brawley, Duke LaCross case? How about Harry Reid saying Obama's ok 'cause he doesn't have a negro dialect. How about Joe Biden being so amazed cause BHO, black man was actually "clean". Rush's comment about the NFL was in regard to the gansta tattoos they all have now, not their color. The man who married him and his wife is an ex-NFL player, now minister...a black man, Hutchinson, who is one of his best friends. Look in the mirror before you start criticizing constitutionalists/conservatives. Rush has radiothons for the children of slain first responders and leukemia and raises millions, which he matches. Again, 25 years on air, public speeches, TV show, never a slip, but take away Dear Leader's teleprompter and he says something amazingly stupid. Savannah, Jacksonville and Charleston are on the Gulf. The gulf of what the Atlantic Ocean Gulf??? There are 57 states??? Doctors cut of feet cause its cheaper than treating diabetes?? The man's a MORON and a race-baiter like none other. He has divided the country so that the new black panther leader can say he'd like to kill everyone of the cracker babies. BHO has no problem with that statement or them intimidating voters in Philly, but showing an id to vote is some how racism. Did you ever hear the story about Peter and the Wolf. Y'all scream racism so often, that we can't even say "watermelon" any more. Its becoming a punch line.
JoSCh August 17, 2013 at 07:34 AM
I appreciate that your hypocrisy and dissonance know no bounds and watching your use of elementary school logic on adult topics is mildly entertaining but I think I'm out. Just remember, you're rubber, everyone that isn't a old white racist or a Stockholm Syndromer like you is glue.
stanley seigler August 17, 2013 at 02:19 PM
OH, jp bless yo heart what we gonna do w/you child...really you should stop regurgitating rushannbeck...know you are smarter than that... ~~course limbo has made marks/fools outta some very smart folks...made big bucks selling red meat to his lemmings...(look out for the cliff, aka truth) ~~one day the lemmings will find the pea (truth) under limbo's shell (bs)...they found the truth boot lonesome rhodes... ~~too much jp BO-hate for which to respond...but will discuss one: 'never a slip'... agree limbo knows how to line his pockets selling red meat bs...almost impossible to slip when all comments are pure crap...ie, no difference in crap and a slip... weel will questioj/discuss another: 'showing an id to vote is some how racism'...not racism but minority (DEM) voter suppression...a too cute move by the GOPs to win elections...too cute because it POs the minorities and they will turn out and vote DEM...guess GOPs didn't get the 2012nov news...BO got 70% of the minority vote... ~~weel maybe a lil racist...know any reason why there is no evidence of voter fraud at the ballot box (which is all that voterID addresses) and it was only carried by kochbros/ALEX after a black was elected president...why jp... SC and others opposed 2005 REAL ID which required ID for all...'Arkansas, [...], South Carolina, have joined Maine and Utah in passing legislation opposing Real ID... ...anyone, any ideas why jp and SC opposed REAL ID and NOW support voterID...OK maybe jp supported REAL ID...
Joan Peters August 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Let's address voter fraud. Have you not heard about ACORN? BHO's old employer who is investigated in many states for voter fraud. We don't know about voter fraud because we have no idea who is voting. A rogue reporter went into an early voting as Eric Holder and was able to get his ballot. My poll, at which I volunteer, has been run by a wonderful Black woman for past 20 years. I asked her if she thought it would be a bad idea for voter ID and she said it would make their jobs easier and more accurate. Stanley, you have to id yourself at the bank, the doctor's office, to cash a check, to drive on public roads, to board an airplane. Why not to perform our most sacred duty? Do you know anyone that cannot identify themselves with a picture ID? If so, they can walk into any DMV with some documentation and get one. Real ID? Why not? We have no privacy in this country anymore anyway. What difference does it make. As far as Rush is concerned, the fundamental difference is, his audience, Conservatives, applaud his riches. When he signed his new contract for $40million, all his fans were over the moon for him. We LOVE to see an entrepreneur make buckets of money. Y'all think its wrong to have wild success. You want equal struggle and misery for all. Also, I forgot to mention that Rush's number 2 on the show who has been with him since the beginning and has been made wealthy in his own right now. He's Bo Snerdley (radio name), a black man and the official Obama-criticizer because Snerdley can trace his roots back to slaves. Remember when Sharpton claimed BHO didn't get it because he wasn't descended from slave blood? LOL!! What a ridiculous racist!!! Have you been watching the back and forth between Sharpton and Bill O'reilly? I don't really like O'Reilly but he's got Sharpton by the short hairs now!!! And Obama got 96% of the Black vote. Talk about lemmings and voting according to race. Ummmm Racist!!!
stanley seigler August 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM
JP say, 'Let's address voter fraud'...as is GOP's SOP...JP then address a specific issue...with anecdotal distractions (eg poll worker who believes ID are a plus)...and conflate issues (orielly, sharpton, rush and snerdley) that have absolutely nothing to do w/ voterID... KISS...try to just address voterID...eg, any proof of significant voter fraud at the ballot box which is the ONLY issue voterID addresses...and under election laws existing for decades (before BO elected) how would you (anyone) commit fraud if election officials do their jobs???... ~~if no significant fraud and folks cant commit fraud under existing law...THERE IS NO NEED FOR VOTER-ID...if not needed all other arguments for voterID are irrelevant distractions ~~voterID is a kochbros/ALEX evil, too cute, scheme to suppress DEM votes... ~~re JP say, 'And Obama got 96% of the Black vote. Talk about lemmings and voting according to race. Ummmm Racist'...more unrelated to voterID comments... ~~a definition of lemming: 'a member of a crowd with no originality or voice of his own. One who speaks or repeats only what he has been told...a tool...a cretin.'...eg, the NRA and voterID lemmings. the way JP uses the term we are all lemmings...ie/eg, 90 % GOPs vote for GOPs...90% DEMs vote for DEMs...90% Blacks are DEM...70% minorities voted for BO no idea of exact percents...but close enough for a blog point...
Robert Ponce August 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM
I have nothing to add to this mess.
stanley seigler August 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM
@Robert Ponce 'I have nothing to add to this mess'... ~~it is a mess but tends to get facts on the table...and all facts should be presented...and it's my procrastinator enabler...but i have to break the habit...i do have more important issues to handle than PATCH discussions...


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