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Lindsey Graham Draws Another Challenger

Richard Cash – a socially conservative small business owner from Powdersville, S.C. – is the latest Republican to announce that he’s running against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014. “I am running to replace Senator Lindsey Graham because I believe that after 20 years in Washington he is out of…

Richard Cash – a socially conservative small business owner from Powdersville, S.C. – is the latest Republican to announce that he’s running against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014.

“I am running to replace Senator Lindsey Graham because I believe that after 20 years in Washington he is out of touch with South Carolina values and voters,” Cash writes on his website. “Although Senator Graham might be hard-working and sincere, I cannot distinguish his core principles and can no longer trust his judgment. It is time for a new voice in Washington. We need a voice that represents Christian, conservative, and Republican principles instead of the latest bi-partisan ‘deal’ that simply makes matters worse.”

Wait … Cash can’t distinguish Graham’s core principles? What part of fiscal liberalism, crony capitalism and war mongering does he not understand?

Anyway …

Cash is no stranger to campaigning. In fact he narrowly edged U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan in the GOP primary for the South Carolina third congressional district in 2010 only to lose to Duncan by three points in the Republican runoff two weeks later.

“I know how to run, I know how to fight, and I am ready to go,” Cash says.

That’s true. According to one South Carolina lawmaker familiar with Cash’s political operation, the God-fearing father of eight has “the best ground game I’ve ever seen.”

Of course his excessive Bible thumping could cost him more votes than it gets him.

“His campaign platform is ‘no Muslims, ‘no abortion,’ and ‘no homos,'” one GOP operative told FITS. “That’s not going to play statewide.”

Cash is one of three candidates actively campaigning against Graham. Also running on the GOP side is S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) – a social conservative who has “Holier Than Thou” issues of his own. Meanwhile, contemplating a bid is Nancy Mace – the first woman to graduate from The Citadel (South Carolina’s military college) and a co-owner of this website.

Mace runs a marketing and public relations firm based in Charleston, S.C.

On the Democratic side, Columbia, S.C. businessman Jay Stamper has announced his intention to run against Graham in next November’s general election.

RICHARD CASH: OFFICIAL SITE/ FACEBOOK/ TWITTER

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57 comments

jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

“Contemplating…. Nancy Mace…. a co-owner of this website”

A co-owner you say, may want to make a call and let her know

Know what you call a submarine manned by a crew of Citadel Cadets?
Folks as we approach Fort Sumter please look to your left to see the Harbor’s newest fishing reef !!

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Linda in Charleston April 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

I don’t care what you say Jim, Nancy Mace is awesome. Saw her yesterday. Go girl!

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

OK she is awesome

For years the “true” nature of the relationship between willie and the Gypsy Queen has been questioned

When the story broke about Mace it also brought into question her relationship with willie or more to the point her relationship to fitsnews

Both willie and Mace have given different accounts of their “business” relationship

As for the Citadel jokes
A family from Michigan was visiting White Point Gardens in downtown Charleston . They came upon a Citadel Cadet starring out toward Fort Sumter. The mother in the group asked the young man, What were you before you became a Citadel Cadet?

The young Cadet replied, Happy !

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Amanda Cooley Cannon April 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Who cares what her relationship is with FITSnews or whoever for that matter. The last person SC needs is someone who says “no homos, no abortions, and no muslims” how does anyone take someone seriously who believes this. Good grief. SC needs to grow up. We need to elect people who will protect the constitution, leave your religious beliefs out of it. If he wants to thump a Bible maybe he needs to be a missionary – not an elected official.

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Oh I don’t know. It is not as much a caring issue as it is one of factual, truthful, timely disclosure/transparency

This blog has a track record of promoting disclosure and nailing to the cross those who ignore, resist or oppose disclosure/transparency

This blog on numerous occasions has promoted/advertised Mace as co-owner of fitsnews. Then when it became an issue of he said she was a co-owner and she said he was only a business client, the door slammed shut

If Mace can’t, won’t or doesn’t give a rat’s ass to clarify her true role with fitsnews, then how in the hell do you expect her to stand up to the scrutiny of an election campaign

At least the dumbass son of bitch whose head you have spiked on your pole of disgust knows full well what his positions are: no homos, no abortions, no muslims and no shit

The Pentagon sent an expert in psychological warfare down to the Citadel to screen Cadet graduates for a special program. There was only one question and the Cadets had two seconds to answer:

What’s long, hard and has cum in it? No Cadets gave the correct answer

Linda in Charleston April 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Amanda you are one smart woman.

martha September 7, 2013 at 12:02 am

please read carefully Amanda and note that an operative made the statement…not the candidate. If any of you are really interested in knowing more about a candidate, take the time to google his/her website and his/her own writing. Cash has a considerable amount of his own writing on his site, where he explicates re: his political views – even a brief read reveals a keen intelligence in play. Also, to others whom I’ve read on this string, your arguments are more persuasive when you don’t rely on expletives to make your point. Articulate, people, by communicating your ideas and leave the profanity for the bathroom wall at the gas station.

Fritter April 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Where are the bellhop jokes? Bring those out! Nancy’s all good in my book. Go girl.

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Amanda Cooley Cannon April 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I am hoping she runs!

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Just a grad April 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Me too! We need her. We need someone who will stand up against big government. I heard her speak many years ago, she was very young at the time, but she was good. Something genuine about her. And I like the fact that she is strong and smart. I think the republican party should include more women like her.

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 9:35 am

“Contemplating…. Nancy Mace…. a co-owner of this website”

A co-owner you say, may want to make a call and let her know

Know what you call a submarine manned by a crew of Citadel Cadets?
Folks as we approach Fort Sumter please look to your left to see the Harbor’s newest fishing reef !!

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Linda in Charleston April 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

I don’t care what you say Jim, Nancy Mace is awesome. Saw her yesterday. Go girl!

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 12:26 pm

OK she is awesome

For years the “true” nature of the relationship between willie and the Gypsy Queen has been questioned

When the story broke about Mace it also brought into question her relationship with willie or more to the point her relationship to fitsnews

Both willie and Mace have given different accounts of their “business” relationship

As for the Citadel jokes
A family from Michigan was visiting White Point Gardens in downtown Charleston . They came upon a Citadel Cadet starring out toward Fort Sumter. The mother in the group asked the young man, What were you before you became a Citadel Cadet?

The young Cadet replied, Happy !

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Amanda Cooley Cannon April 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Who cares what her relationship is with FITSnews or whoever for that matter. The last person SC needs is someone who says “no homos, no abortions, and no muslims” how does anyone take someone seriously who believes this. Good grief. SC needs to grow up. We need to elect people who will protect the constitution, leave your religious beliefs out of it. If he wants to thump a Bible maybe he needs to be a missionary – not an elected official.

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jimlewisowb April 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Oh I don’t know. It is not as much a caring issue as it is one of factual, truthful, timely disclosure/transparency

This blog has a track record of promoting disclosure and nailing to the cross those who ignore, resist or oppose disclosure/transparency

This blog on numerous occasions has promoted/advertised Mace as co-owner of fitsnews. Then when it became an issue of he said she was a co-owner and she said he was only a business client, the door slammed shut

If Mace can’t, won’t or doesn’t give a rat’s ass to clarify her true role with fitsnews, then how in the hell do you expect her to stand up to the scrutiny of an election campaign

At least the dumbass son of bitch whose head you have spiked on your pole of disgust knows full well what his positions are: no homos, no abortions, no muslims and no shit

The Pentagon sent an expert in psychological warfare down to the Citadel to screen Cadet graduates for a special program. There was only one question and the Cadets had two seconds to answer:

What’s long, hard and has cum in it? No Cadets gave the correct answer

Linda in Charleston April 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Amanda you are one smart woman.

Fritter April 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Where are the bellhop jokes? Bring those out! Nancy’s all good in my book. Go girl.

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Amanda Cooley Cannon April 16, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I am hoping she runs!

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Just a grad April 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Me too! We need her. We need someone who will stand up against big government. I heard her speak many years ago, she was very young at the time, but she was good. Something genuine about her. And I like the fact that she is strong and smart. I think the republican party should include more women like her.

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? April 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

“What part of fiscal liberalism,crony capitalism and war mongering does he not understand?”

lol….well said Sic one!

““His campaign platform is ‘no Muslims, ‘no abortion,’ and ‘no homos,’” one GOP operative told FITS. “That’s not going to play statewide.”

lol….this is South Carolina…that “operative” is a moron.

That being said, Miss Lindsey has an unassailable electorate he’s built that includes many “in the closet” Democrats that vote for him, because they know he caters to them as well.

Really, no one is knocking butt boy off his perch as much as I’d like to see it happen.

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Inkan1969 May 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Man, I’d feel so much better for my state if it really IS true that “no…etc.” would NOT play statewide.

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? April 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

“What part of fiscal liberalism,crony capitalism and war mongering does he not understand?”

lol….well said Sic one!

““His campaign platform is ‘no Muslims, ‘no abortion,’ and ‘no homos,’” one GOP operative told FITS. “That’s not going to play statewide.”

lol….this is South Carolina…that “operative” is a moron.

That being said, Miss Lindsey has an unassailable electorate he’s built that includes many “in the closet” Democrats that vote for him, because they know he caters to them as well.

Really, no one is knocking butt boy off his perch as much as I’d like to see it happen.

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Inkan1969 May 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Man, I’d feel so much better for my state if it really IS true that “no…etc.” would NOT play statewide.

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SC citizen April 16, 2013 at 9:46 am

And what is his record???

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Jan April 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

They have already told you, no Muslims, no abortion, no homos, and most likely no women who do not respect the biblical role of father as head of the household..

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SC citizen April 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

Thats what he is running on, what can we expect him to do? We don’t know…

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martha September 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

well…um…let’s see…maybe you could google a bit for interviews done & articles written by the candidate. gone are the days, thank goodness, when we couldn’t readily find info & had to rely on the 3 major networks (should I include PBS??…well, maybe not) for news. in any case, please don’t rely on others for your info. If you care…take the time to dig it out for yourself…many candidates also have email and twitter, etc. if you dare to attempt to engage in honest and sincere discourse :)

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SC citizen April 16, 2013 at 9:46 am

And what is his record???

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Jan April 16, 2013 at 10:03 am

They have already told you, no Muslims, no abortion, no homos, and most likely no women who do not respect the biblical role of father as head of the household..

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SC citizen April 16, 2013 at 10:11 am

Thats what he is running on, what can we expect him to do? We don’t know…

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vicupstate April 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

This is why Democrats need a credible candidate, in case this guy wins.

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vicupstate April 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

This is why Democrats need a credible candidate, in case this guy wins.

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Stinkbait April 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

— just what SC needs; another mouth-breathing nit-wit in Washington who has no godamn idea what made this democracy work in the first place. It takes a willingness on everyone’s part to work in good faith with people you don’t necessarily agree with. That’s America 101 – not ‘circle the wagons’ & dare a snake to bite you.

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Stinkbait April 16, 2013 at 10:33 am

— just what SC needs; another mouth-breathing nit-wit in Washington who has no godamn idea what made this democracy work in the first place. It takes a willingness on everyone’s part to work in good faith with people you don’t necessarily agree with. That’s America 101 – not ‘circle the wagons’ & dare a snake to bite you.

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mtns2thesea April 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

What a crappy state of politics in this backwater when the blowhard saber rattler with a Bushmaster is being challenged by more Uber-Christianist far right hardliners! Grow up SC!

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mtns2thesea April 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

What a crappy state of politics in this backwater when the blowhard saber rattler with a Bushmaster is being challenged by more Uber-Christianist far right hardliners! Grow up SC!

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Sailor April 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

The more candidates that jump into the primary, the less Ms Lindsey has to worry. They’ll just split the vote and he’ll sail through. If they’re really serious about getting rid of him, they should all head for the backroom and decide on one single candidate (the strongest) to go head to head with him.

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Sailor April 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

The more candidates that jump into the primary, the less Ms Lindsey has to worry. They’ll just split the vote and he’ll sail through. If they’re really serious about getting rid of him, they should all head for the backroom and decide on one single candidate (the strongest) to go head to head with him.

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William Wallace April 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

Every elected official should be challenged…ALL!
They may get elected with a pure heart and noble intent. It does not take long to be compromised and corrupted by the system.
If an elected official runs for re-election more than twice, they are in it for themselves, not the good of their district, town, county, State or Country!

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William Wallace April 16, 2013 at 10:48 am

Every elected official should be challenged…ALL!
They may get elected with a pure heart and noble intent. It does not take long to be compromised and corrupted by the system.
If an elected official runs for re-election more than twice, they are in it for themselves, not the good of their district, town, county, State or Country!

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Thomas April 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

Richard Cash is a piece of shit.

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martha September 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Gosh, Thomas. I’m so impressed with your perceptive analysis and insight.

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Thomas April 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

Richard Cash is a piece of shit.

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vicupstate April 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm

He would still have to win the runoff. PLUS, they will all gang up on him.

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vicupstate April 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm

He would still have to win the runoff. PLUS, they will all gang up on him.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm

As much as I want to see Windsey gone from public office, the last thing we need is another Bible-thumping hypocrite who wants to turn our government into a Theocracy.

As someone already noted, this twit will just pull any votes away from viable candidates and guarantee that Windsey goes in for another six long years of selling out the citizens and taxpayers of this country.

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nitrat April 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I find their lack of insight in recognizing themselves as American Taliban disgusting.

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CorruptionInColumbia April 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm

As much as I want to see Windsey gone from public office, the last thing we need is another Bible-thumping hypocrite who wants to turn our government into a Theocracy.

As someone already noted, this twit will just pull any votes away from viable candidates and guarantee that Windsey goes in for another six long years of selling out the citizens and taxpayers of this country.

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nitrat April 16, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I find their lack of insight in recognizing themselves as American Taliban disgusting.

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9" April 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I read this blog,and I’m glad I don’t have children. There are no real political discussions,and I feel lucky to have experienced America’s last great days.

I’ve been reading about the end of this empire for years,but when you see it falling all around you,it’s a comedy and a tragedy,and you laugh to stop the tears..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBXn9PptgN8

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9" April 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I read this blog,and I’m glad I don’t have children. There are no real political discussions,and I feel lucky to have experienced America’s last great days.

I’ve been reading about the end of this empire for years,but when you see it falling all around you,it’s a comedy and a tragedy,and you laugh to stop the tears..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBXn9PptgN8

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lawzoo April 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm

“I know how to run, I know how to fight, and I am ready to go,” Cash says.

Uh you left out “I know how to lose”

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lawzoo April 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm

“I know how to run, I know how to fight, and I am ready to go,” Cash says.

Uh you left out “I know how to lose”

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Graham Suxs April 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Blllboards along I-95 with Grahams ugly face, and a message that he is overpaid, corrupt, spits in the face of voters, will help destroy him.

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Graham Suxs April 16, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Blllboards along I-95 with Grahams ugly face, and a message that he is overpaid, corrupt, spits in the face of voters, will help destroy him.

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Bill Bledsoe April 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Senator Lee Bright will replace Graham in 2014.

He is the only one with a proven track record that can be trusted.

All politicians lie. That’s a law I think. So you either back someone that’s possibly bought and paid for already, or you back someone who you know you can trust and depend upon.

No one has a track record like Senator Lee Bright.

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Bill Bledsoe April 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Senator Lee Bright will replace Graham in 2014.

He is the only one with a proven track record that can be trusted.

All politicians lie. That’s a law I think. So you either back someone that’s possibly bought and paid for already, or you back someone who you know you can trust and depend upon.

No one has a track record like Senator Lee Bright.

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