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Sources: Tom Davis Rethinking US Senate Decision

S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) – the leading fiscal conservative in Palmetto State government and a hero to South Carolina libertarians – is reportedly rethinking his decision not to run against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014. Davis has been inundated with requests that he challenge Graham after the left-leaning”Republican”…

S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) – the leading fiscal conservative in Palmetto State government and a hero to South Carolina libertarians – is reportedly rethinking his decision not to run against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014.

Davis has been inundated with requests that he challenge Graham after the left-leaning”Republican” attacked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) earlier this week. Paul’s “crime?” Daring to stand up for the most elemental of American liberties – the right not to get killed by one’s government without the benefit of due process.

Anyway, while Paul was filibustering U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) over this vital point, Graham was one of several fiscally liberal Senators dining privately with Obama at a swanky Washington, D.C. hotel. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Graham took to the floor of the U.S. Senate the following day to deride Paul’s filibuster – calling it “ridiculous.”

Along with U.S. Sen. John McCain, Graham is one of the Senate’s most prominent “neo-cons” – a.k.a. fiscal liberals and foreign policy interventionists who support pouring trillions of dollars in new spending into our nation’s already bloated Pentagon budget and wasteful foreign aid.

Davis, who endorsed Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential bid, has long been viewed as the top candidate to unseat Graham in a 2014 GOP primary. However last month Davis informed reporter Gina Smith of The (Hilton Head, S.C.) Island Packet of his intention not to seek higher office in 2014.

Davis’ announcement exposed the dearth of credible candidates in this race … as evidenced by the ascendancy of Lee Bright, a social conservative from the South Carolina Upstate who few believe would mount a credible challenge against Graham. Frankly it doesn’t surprise us at all that Davis’ phone is lighting up in the wake of Graham’s latest antics – and we hope he heeds those calls.

FITS called Davis this weekend seeking a comment, but did not immediately hear back from him. We’ll let you know if he responds …

UPDATE: We just received the following text from Davis: “No politics this weekend. My daughter Libby is home for spring break from Virginia Tech. Talk to you next week when I’m back in Columbia.”

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48 comments

Hey There March 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

If Tom would just come out and admit his past transgressions and move on, he’d be untouchable. Worked for Sanford.

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Please March 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

What transgressions?

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Jessie Canty March 10, 2013 at 12:14 am

Maybe he should make some up.

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Inquiring minds March 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Not ANOTHER SC pol with transgressions!!! Blowing off steam with Sanford can be a major liability. Is he going to sleep on a “futon” too to obtain his fiscally conservative street creds.? Will he be Sanford’s chaperone in DC when Maria is off on assignments?

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Hey There March 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm

If Tom would just come out and admit his past transgressions and move on, he’d be untouchable. Worked for Sanford.

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Please March 9, 2013 at 6:33 pm

What transgressions?

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Jessie Canty March 10, 2013 at 12:14 am

Maybe he should make some up.

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Inquiring minds March 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Not ANOTHER SC pol with transgressions!!! Blowing off steam with Sanford can be a major liability. Is he going to sleep on a “futon” too to obtain his fiscally conservative street creds.? Will he be Sanford’s chaperone in DC when Maria is off on assignments?

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inletman March 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Mr Davis will get my vote.

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patriot March 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm

not sure why Davis wont challenge Lindsey. this is not an ideological battle of left vs right, GOP vs Dems,
Socialism vs liberty. This is ethnic warfare against white people.

Why
are hostile globalist elite defending Israel as a Jewish ethnostate
with Jewish only immigration, but ravaging white majority Europe, North
America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian
non-White colonization?

Why do gullible Whites kowtow to hostile
Jewish & crypto-Jewish elite, who butcher White soldiers in
bankrupting wars, infiltrate & subvert our banks & spying
agencies, indoctrinate us in classrooms & mass media, impose
trillions in debt, & plunder our jobs &
wages?

East
Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 99% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd
world colonizers are annihilating Whites, just as Chinese colonizers
are annihilating Tibet. That’s the endgame.

“Native” Americans
are not native. They invaded from East Asia. Whites weren’t the only
slave owners, imperialists. Muslims, Jews, China, India, Mayans,
Africans all are guilty of slavery, imperialism. Whites were victims of
Islamic, Jewish, African imperialism, slavery.

Gullible Whites
should reject subversive Jewish ideologies like libertarianism,
feminism, liberalism, socialism. They should reject hostile slanders of
racism, collectivism.

Love to all humanity, but White people must
unite & organize to advance their families, their fertility, their
interests. Reading list:
goo.gl/iB777
goo.gl/htyeq
amazon.com/dp/0759672229
amazon.com/dp/1410792617

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inletman March 9, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Mr Davis will get my vote.

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patriot March 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm

not sure why Davis wont challenge Lindsey. this is not an ideological battle of left vs right, GOP vs Dems,
Socialism vs liberty. This is ethnic warfare against white people.

Why
are hostile globalist elite defending Israel as a Jewish ethnostate
with Jewish only immigration, but ravaging white majority Europe, North
America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian
non-White colonization?

Why do gullible Whites kowtow to hostile
Jewish & crypto-Jewish elite, who butcher White soldiers in
bankrupting wars, infiltrate & subvert our banks & spying
agencies, indoctrinate us in classrooms & mass media, impose
trillions in debt, & plunder our jobs &
wages?

East
Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 99% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd
world colonizers are annihilating Whites, just as Chinese colonizers
are annihilating Tibet. That’s the endgame.

“Native” Americans
are not native. They invaded from East Asia. Whites weren’t the only
slave owners, imperialists. Muslims, Jews, China, India, Mayans,
Africans all are guilty of slavery, imperialism. Whites were victims of
Islamic, Jewish, African imperialism, slavery.

Gullible Whites
should reject subversive Jewish ideologies like libertarianism,
feminism, liberalism, socialism. They should reject hostile slanders of
racism, collectivism.

Love to all humanity, but White people must
unite & organize to advance their families, their fertility, their
interests. Reading list:
goo.gl/iB777
goo.gl/htyeq
amazon.com/dp/0759672229
amazon.com/dp/1410792617

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Chris March 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Davis is no fiscal conservative. He still believes we need the Postal Service, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Interior, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Health & Human Services. Until he denounces those wasteful, unnecessary agencies, he’s a RINO.

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RealityCheck March 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Source? Didn’t think so. You are probably a Graham supporter.

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Swanny March 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Another Graham supporter I see. Quit lying

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James Fleming Jr March 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

This is possibly true but I trust Admidinajdad ,excuse spelling more than any Democrat in South Carolina.

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Chris March 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Davis is no fiscal conservative. He still believes we need the Postal Service, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Interior, Dept. of Homeland Security, Dept. of Health & Human Services. Until he denounces those wasteful, unnecessary agencies, he’s a RINO.

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RealityCheck March 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Source? Didn’t think so. You are probably a Graham supporter.

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Swanny March 9, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Another Graham supporter I see. Quit lying

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James Fleming Jr March 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

This is possibly true but I trust Admidinajdad ,excuse spelling more than any Democrat in South Carolina.

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lowcorider March 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

When the Jasper Port rises from the toxic muck of the Savannah River then you will know that Davis is Lord.

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Lowcorider March 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

When the Jasper Port rises from the toxic muck of the Savannah River then you will know that Davis is Lord.

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James Fleming Jr March 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Please rethink it Tom,Lindsay needs to go and I for one will not vote for him again.McCain can not turn around without Lindsay running all over him!

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James Fleming Jr March 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Please rethink it Tom,Lindsay needs to go and I for one will not vote for him again.McCain can not turn around without Lindsay running all over him!

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Peanut March 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Who is the plump little tart in blue on the left? Golly she’s cute. Davis, not interesting.

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alvin March 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

nice legs…..

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Peanut March 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Who is the plump little tart in blue on the left? Golly she’s cute. Davis, not interesting.

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alvin March 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

nice legs…..

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John Hill March 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

Trey Gowdy is a better choice, depending on how well he is able to stop amnesty in his role as Chairman of the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee.

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John Urban March 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

Trey Gowdy is a better choice, depending on how well he is able to stop amnesty in his role as Chairman of the House Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee.

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nitrat March 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

Only if he has the BALLS to run as a Libertarian.

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BigT March 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

If so: He’ll get the 7% of Idiot Kook vote in the state…

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nitrat March 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

Only if he has the BALLS to run as a Libertarian.

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BigT March 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

If so: He’ll get the 7% of Idiot Kook vote in the state…

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BigT March 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

Good, Davis will split the GOP primary RINO and democrat vote between him and Graham…and maybe a DeMint CONSERVATIVE can get in..
There are a few in the SC House who would be GREAT…but not sure if they’d take on the TASH Fight the media and left would throw at them…

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BigT March 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

Good, Davis will split the GOP primary RINO and democrat vote between him and Graham…and maybe a DeMint CONSERVATIVE can get in..
There are a few in the SC House who would be GREAT…but not sure if they’d take on the TASH Fight the media and left would throw at them…

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James Polivka March 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I’m the guy standing on a chair with a camera two and a half Davis heads to the left.

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James Polivka March 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I’m the guy standing on a chair with a camera two and a half Davis heads to the left.

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Philip Branton March 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm

How old is this photo…?? Sun dresses in March..??? This has to be a stock photo of a church function last summer….!! ……and then to get a tweet about Spring Break for Virginia Tech..?? REALLY…?? Spring Break at the first week in MARCH..?? We need to take a survey and see just how many fitsnews readers would go to a university that had Spring Break this early..!! This fits the MO of a “gas” article…!!

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Philip Branton March 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm

How old is this photo…?? Sun dresses in March..??? This has to be a stock photo of a church function last summer….!! ……and then to get a tweet about Spring Break for Virginia Tech..?? REALLY…?? Spring Break at the first week in MARCH..?? We need to take a survey and see just how many fitsnews readers would go to a university that had Spring Break this early..!! This fits the MO of a “gas” article…!!

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CNSYD March 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

Sic Willie hadn’t used enough of his quota of Davis adjectives (leading, hero, etc.) this month, so he had to put out this fluff.

Interesting that carpetbagger Davis sent his daughter to Va Tech in lieu of a SC school (public or private).

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CNSYD March 11, 2013 at 9:30 am

Sic Willie hadn’t used enough of his quota of Davis adjectives (leading, hero, etc.) this month, so he had to put out this fluff.

Interesting that carpetbagger Davis sent his daughter to Va Tech in lieu of a SC school (public or private).

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You know me March 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

You know what? He seems like a good daddy, and that will get the vote. Honor with family, honor in politics.

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You know me March 11, 2013 at 10:03 am

You know what? He seems like a good daddy, and that will get the vote. Honor with family, honor in politics.

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boll weevil March 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

Lee Bright can win.

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Bill Bledsoe March 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

No doubt.
He’s got my vote.

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boll weevil March 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

Lee Bright can win.

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Bill Bledsoe March 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

No doubt.
He’s got my vote.

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