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Draft Tom Davis Movement Begins

Leery of a social conservative candidate emerging as the main primary opponent to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) in 2014, supporters of former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul have launched a movement to draft a fiscally conservative leader instead. Their choice? S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) – who has long been viewed…

Leery of a social conservative candidate emerging as the main primary opponent to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) in 2014, supporters of former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul have launched a movement to draft a fiscally conservative leader instead.

Their choice? S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) – who has long been viewed as the most credible primary option against the fiscally liberal warmongering crony capitalist and frequent ideological ally of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Davis – who boasts one of the most pro-free market, pro-taxpayer voting records in the entire S.C. General Assembly – announced earlier this year that he was not going to challenge Graham, although he has since indicated he might be reconsidering that position.

Paul supporters certainly hope that’s the case …

“Witnessing just the last couple months of Lindsey Graham in action has made me reevaluate Tom Davis’ decision (not to run), and I call on him to reconsider the South Carolina 2014 Senate seat,” one author on The Daily Paul wrote in a post urging support for Davis. “I encourage anybody that would support, donate or campaign for Tom Davis, to contact him and ask him to run against Lindsey Graham. He is our best chance of unseating Graham.”

That’s an accurate statement …

Both of Graham’s current announced opponents – S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) and former congressional candidate Richard Cash – are over-the-top Bible thumpers who would have trouble picking up libertarian-leaning independents in a primary campaign against Graham. Not only that, early indications are that both of these candidates would also have difficultly corralling the national donors necessary to achieve financial parity against the well-funded incumbent.

That’s why many high-profile Paul backers are taking a look at Nancy Mace – the first woman to graduate from The Citadel and a longtime partner in this website – as a more viable option.

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40 comments

CNSYD April 24, 2013 at 8:29 am

” supporters of former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul” All 3 of them?

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CNSYD April 24, 2013 at 8:29 am

” supporters of former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul” All 3 of them?

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BigT April 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

Why are ALL FITS’ candidates the SAME as Graham?…We need a Conservative in that Senate seat…not a moderate Liberal-Tarian, like Davis…

SC voters would not support a guy who is wringing his hands because we did not read the Miranda warning to a Jihadist who just killed a child. And I BET Davis (like FITS) was upset until Obama calmed him down by flooding the Terrorist w/ all types of privileges.

That said: With Graham, Mace and Davis in a Primary…it splits the moderate votes…and a Conservative can walk right in and take it.

Lot’s of opportunity for a Conservative in the GOP. See Tim Scott, DeMint. They will Never lose an election…

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BigT April 24, 2013 at 8:33 am

Why are ALL FITS’ candidates the SAME as Graham?…We need a Conservative in that Senate seat…not a moderate Liberal-Tarian, like Davis…

SC voters would not support a guy who is wringing his hands because we did not read the Miranda warning to a Jihadist who just killed a child. And I BET Davis (like FITS) was upset until Obama calmed him down by flooding the Terrorist w/ all types of privileges.

That said: With Graham, Mace and Davis in a Primary…it splits the moderate votes…and a Conservative can walk right in and take it.

Lot’s of opportunity for a Conservative in the GOP. See Tim Scott, DeMint. They will Never lose an election…

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jimlewisowb April 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

Davis, hell no
Mace, hell no twice
Keep looking Party of the Cockroach

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jimlewisowb April 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

Davis, hell no
Mace, hell no twice
Keep looking Party of the Cockroach

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Smirks April 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

We should start a “Draft Lindsey Graham” movement. He loves military spending so much, might as well let him do a few tours to see what he’s helped buy.

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Huh? April 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

Yeah dumbass, it’s not like Graham didn’t go to Iraq to help set up their justice system.

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dwb619 April 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

I think his job was at SHAW AFB.

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Smirks April 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

Taking a short trip to Iraq and being under constant heavy guard ? going into dangerous areas wearing a uniform and toting a weapon to fight actual bad guys and watching out for IEDs for years on end.

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Smirks April 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

We should start a “Draft Lindsey Graham” movement. He loves military spending so much, might as well let him do a few tours to see what he’s helped buy.

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Huh? April 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

Yeah dumbass, it’s not like Graham didn’t go to Iraq to help set up their justice system.

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dwb619 April 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

I think his job was at SHAW AFB.

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Smirks April 24, 2013 at 9:59 am

Taking a short trip to Iraq/Afghanistan and being under constant heavy guard ? going into dangerous areas wearing a uniform and toting a weapon to fight actual bad guys and watching out for IEDs for years on end.

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9" April 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

Ron Paul and ‘viable candidate’ don’t belong in the same sentence..

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9" April 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

Ron Paul and ‘viable candidate’ don’t belong in the same sentence..

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idiotwind April 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

does it make absolutely no difference that Davis is an utter moron? no difference at all?

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Smirks April 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

Davis isn’t that big of a moron because he chose not to run. He knows he probably can’t win and doesn’t want to give up his current seat in politics. Classic career politician move, staying in some kind of seat of power is priority one.

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Nike April 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

Davis is slow and cautious about practically everything, especially things that can cost him. He’ll stay just where he is. Besides, Graham is not that unpopular in SC. Even though he’s gay & unmarried, I don’t see a groundswell of opposition to the guy.

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vicupstate April 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

Davis can run without risking his state senate seat. Vi

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idiotwind April 24, 2013 at 9:28 am

does it make absolutely no difference that Davis is an utter moron? no difference at all?

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Smirks April 24, 2013 at 10:04 am

Davis isn’t that big of a moron because he chose not to run. He knows he probably can’t win and doesn’t want to give up his current seat in politics. Classic career politician move, staying in some kind of seat of power is priority one.

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Nike April 24, 2013 at 11:56 am

Davis is slow and cautious about practically everything, especially things that can cost him. He’ll stay just where he is. Besides, Graham is not that unpopular in SC. Even though he’s gay & unmarried, I don’t see a groundswell of opposition to the guy.

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vicupstate April 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

Davis can run without risking his state senate seat. Vi

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Jenny April 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

Tom Davis has a Mark Sanford problem…..

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Jenny April 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

Tom Davis has a Mark Sanford problem…..

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Not Lee Bright April 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

Davis has said repeatedly he’s not running. Time to look elsewhere.

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Not Lee Bright April 24, 2013 at 11:32 am

Davis has said repeatedly he’s not running. Time to look elsewhere.

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Pot Calling Kettle Crack April 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

“I don’t want to get drafted, I don’t want to go…shot in the foxhole…

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Pot Calling Kettle Crack April 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

“I don’t want to get drafted, I don’t want to go…shot in the foxhole…

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Yes Ma'am April 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Yes to Mace!

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Yes Ma'am April 24, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Yes to Mace!

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Gobble Gobble April 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Graham, Davis and Bernie Maybank all have one thing in common — a turkey neck.

Davis however has no balls.

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Gobble Gobble April 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Graham, Davis and Bernie Maybank all have one thing in common — a turkey neck.

Davis however has no balls.

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BIN News April 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Lindsay Graham has a lock on reelection, and sic(k) willie knows it. He can churn for TomTom Davis (we like the comment that he has a Sanfraud problem) and churn for a soccer Mom with a used laptop, but Graham’s voice of reason plus his brazillions of reelection dollars will win.

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BIN News April 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Lindsay Graham has a lock on reelection, and sic(k) willie knows it. He can churn for TomTom Davis (we like the comment that he has a Sanfraud problem) and churn for a soccer Mom with a used laptop, but Graham’s voice of reason plus his brazillions of reelection dollars will win.

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bogart April 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Davis is the fool that told Sanford to run………how smart can he be????….If he was a really good friend he would buy Sanford a flashlight,so that trespasser could save his phone batteries.

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bogart April 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Davis is the fool that told Sanford to run………how smart can he be????….If he was a really good friend he would buy Sanford a flashlight,so that trespasser could save his phone batteries.

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Mike Morgan May 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Richard Case for U.S. Senate (SC) http://www.richardcashforsenate.com/

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Mike Morgan May 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Richard Case for U.S. Senate (SC) http://www.richardcashforsenate.com/

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