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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.
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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