Supporters of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) tell FITS they have received word that Nancy Mace will indeed run against the two-term incumbent in the 2014 U.S. Senate primary. These sources tell us Mace’s campaign announcement is imminent – possibly coming as soon as this weekend.
“She’s running,” one of them told our founding editor. “Game on.”
Two of the Graham aides tell FITS they were informed of Mace’s intentions as part of a pending national news story.
Mace – a Lowcountry mother/ businesswoman and the first woman to ever graduate from The Citadel military college – has not confirmed these reports. However she’s been rumored as a potential challenger to Graham for several weeks – during which time she has stoked speculation by giving numerous media interviews and writing opinion pieces critical of Graham’s left-of-center record.
Mace obviously isn’ the only one looking to knock off Graham next summer. A pair of social conservatives – S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) and former congressional candidate Richard Cash – are also running against him. However Mace appears to have a leg up so far when it comes to rallying support from big “anti-Graham” donors.
“Game on,” indeed …
In addition to doing marketing and design work for this website, Mace’s Charleston, S.C.-based firm has advised numerous Palmetto State politicians including U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney and State Sen. Tom Davis.
UPDATE: Looks like Graham’s sources were well-informed. Mace has confirmed her intention to challenge Graham to The Daily Caller.