Lee Bright Gets Tea Party Endorsement
S.C. Sen. Lee Bright has picked up a national Tea Party endorsement in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by liberal “Republican” Lindsey Graham.
According to blogger Joshua Cook, Bright has received the support of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) - which describes itself as a “grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets.”
Cook says the group’s endorsement of Bright will “be announced in a series of press conferences across South Carolina on Wednesday.” In fact the RLC has already posted social media invitations for events in Columbia, Charleston and Greenville, S.C.
Bright is one of three announced challengers to Graham. The others are Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace and Upstate social conservative Richard Cash, a businessman and former U.S. congressional candidate.