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SC Lawmakers Rebuffing Lee Bright

S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) says Jesus told him to run against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). Impressive, huh? Unfortunately, he isn’t finding his fiscally conservative colleagues in the S.C. General Assembly quite so supportive. FITS spoke with several state lawmakers who told us they heard from Bright over the long…

S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) says Jesus told him to run against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.).

Impressive, huh? Unfortunately, he isn’t finding his fiscally conservative colleagues in the S.C. General Assembly quite so supportive. FITS spoke with several state lawmakers who told us they heard from Bright over the long Fourth of July weekend. According to these lawmakers, Bright is actively soliciting endorsements for his U.S. Senate race.

“He’s lining up support,” one lawmaker told us. “Or trying to.”

How’s that process going?

Not so well … in fact most lawmakers who are being solicited by Bright tell FITS they see Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace as the best conservative challenger to Graham in 2014. Which makes them not unlike Graham supporters …

We suspect Bright will land a “pity endorsement” or two, but the early momentum in the battle to emerge as the “anti-Graham” is not going well for him. Bright has made no bones about his interest in Graham’s seat, but unless he can nail down the limited government wing of his own party – that bid is over before it begins.

Meanwhile Mace – who previously led this website’s design and marketing efforts – is getting lots of positive buzz.

Personally we like Bright (well … let’s rephrase that: We like his voting record) and we have every confidence he would be a reliable pro-taxpayer vote in the U.S. Senate.

The only problem? We have every confidence Mace will also be a reliable pro-taxpayer vote in the U.S. Senate – and unlike Bright, she’s electable.

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Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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89 comments

Original Good Old Boy July 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

Neither has a chance.

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Frank Pytel July 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

Frack that. Ms. Lindsey is doooooommmmeed

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Read the writing on the wall July 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Of course a good old boy would say that. That’s funny shit.

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Original Good Old Boy July 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Don’t misunderstand me, Ms. Lindsey needs to go. But realistically, a dim light bulb (with the ironic name of “Bright”) and an unknown have no chance.

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Original Good Old Boy July 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

Neither has a chance.

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Frank Pytel July 5, 2013 at 11:56 am

Frack that. Ms. Lindsey is doooooommmmeed

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Read the writing on the wall July 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Of course a good old boy would say that. That’s funny shit.

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Original Good Old Boy July 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Don’t misunderstand me, Ms. Lindsey needs to go. But realistically, a dim light bulb (with the ironic name of “Bright”) and an unknown have no chance.

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Jesus H. Christ July 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The mobile version of this site is a clusterfuck. Is Mace responsible for this mess?

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CorruptionInColumbia July 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

More likely the modern substitute, pepper spray.

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Jesus H. Christ July 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The mobile version of this site is a clusterfuck. Is Mace responsible for this mess?

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CorruptionInColumbia July 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

More likely the modern substitute, pepper spray.

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GrandTango July 5, 2013 at 12:23 pm

“Nancy Macy, best conservative challenger to Graham “….OMG…This is SOOOOOO Laughable…

Is FITS that %^^&&**% Stupid…or does he think we are…???

Nancy Mace being push by the “@$$-Backwards” (in FITS’ eyes) politicians FITS breaks his back to Bash at every turn…

ALL the HATE and ridicule FITS lauds on South Carolina, cannot even come close to describing how F*#^ing Simple-minded FITS must be…

Nancy Mace…LMAO….Hahahahahahahahahahaha…Please FITS, stop it…

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Ken R July 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

So who are the other challengers to Graham out there who are worth a damn.

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Lowcountry Boy July 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Momentum is definitely on Mace’s side. She is the only name, anyone I know, is talking about. I think people are just waiting for her to jump in at this point. Will be interesting. Anyone but Graham!

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CNSYD July 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Other than the image in your mirror, who else is talking about Mace?

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Lowcountry Boy July 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Momentum is definitely on Mace’s side. She is the only name, anyone I know, is talking about. I think people are just waiting for her to jump in at this point. Will be interesting. Anyone but Graham!

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CNSYD July 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Other than the image in your mirror, who else is talking about Mace?

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SJP July 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Meanwhile… Lee “Not so” Bright has been been campaigning for the last year and still hasn’t lined up the support to jump in yet. And this Cash guy has been on the trail since April and no one has heard from him. Please tell me this girl is gonna do it. She’s our last hope to defeat the arrogance of Lindsey “Arm Al-Queda” Graham

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SJP July 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Meanwhile… Lee “Not so” Bright has been been campaigning for the last year and still hasn’t lined up the support to jump in yet. And this Cash guy has been on the trail since April and no one has heard from him. Please tell me this girl is gonna do it. She’s our last hope to defeat the arrogance of Lindsey “Arm Al-Queda” Graham

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GrandTango July 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Here’s my concern:
With an attractive, female candidate, what’s to stop some talentless, pervert blogger (who had a business relationship w/ her) from claiming he boffed her..????

Then her office becomes an obsession for degenerate liberals and sicko-idiots…

I know it sounds far-fectched, but stranger things have happened…

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d d July 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

BT does have a valid, albeit crude cromagnon way of stating it…

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Friar Tuck July 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Nancy would go Citadel on his lily white ass.

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lowcorider July 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

At what point do you tell us the Mace/sic sex, drugs, rehab stories. And then, the tell all book teaser.

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Lowcorider July 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

At what point do you tell us the Mace/sic sex, drugs, rehab stories. And then, the tell all book teaser.

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d d July 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Look, I have known Bright for several years from a legislative and professional position. He is about the most inept politician with only two settings – obnoxious and dumb. Yes, he votes for the best interests of the taxpayers and is fiscally responsible. Nonetheless, he is guilty of what makes SC a laughing stock across this country. He sponsors silly legislation and wastes time and tax dollars doing it. SC currency et al??? It is unfortunate that he uses his political position to make the state look like a bunch of hatchery.

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BiggieTea July 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

When has being obnoxious or dumb ever been an impediment to getting elected in South Carolina? In either party?

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S E July 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Look, I have known Bright for several years from a legislative and professional position. He is about the most inept politician with only two settings – obnoxious and dumb. Yes, he votes for the best interests of the taxpayers and is fiscally responsible. Nonetheless, he is guilty of what makes SC a laughing stock across this country. He sponsors silly legislation and wastes time and tax dollars doing it. SC currency et al??? It is unfortunate that he uses his political position to make the state look like a bunch of hatchery.

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BiggieTea July 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

When has being obnoxious or dumb ever been an impediment to getting elected in South Carolina? In either party?

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CorruptionInColumbia July 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

As much as religious fundy politicians scare the doo doo out of me, I would vote for Bright if he were Lindsey’s lone challenger. I would vote for Jim Clyburn to get Lindsey out of office. Please, just send us someone who can beat this war-mongering piece of shit!!!!!!!

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CorruptionInColumbia July 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

As much as religious fundy politicians scare the doo doo out of me, I would vote for Bright if he were Lindsey’s lone challenger. I would vote for Jim Clyburn to get Lindsey out of office. Please, just send us someone who can beat this war-mongering piece of shit!!!!!!!

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Truuuuth July 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

What a complete joke this article is…. seriously, Nancy is known for sleeping with her clients, so it comes as no surprise that she and Folks have had an affair as well (why else would something this positive be written about her?).

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Original Good Old Boy July 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Pretty low comment. You should be careful before casually tossing out statements such as a “known for sleeping with clients.”

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Stephanie Michaels July 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

So, are you on the paid staff of Graham, Cash or Less Bright?

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Truuuuth July 5, 2013 at 4:23 pm

What a complete joke this article is…. seriously, Nancy is known for sleeping with her clients, so it comes as no surprise that she and Folks have had an affair as well (why else would something this positive be written about her?).

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Original Good Old Boy July 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Pretty low comment. You should be careful before casually tossing out statements such as a “known for sleeping with clients.”

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Stephanie Michaels July 5, 2013 at 11:08 pm

So, are you on the paid staff of Graham, Cash or Less Bright?

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MashPotato July 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

So Jesus told Bright to run? There’s no way he’s beating Graham.

Nancy Mace, however, would have a great chance. She’d nail down a lot of important endorsements and support from conservative organizations. And from Graham’s perspective, it’s nearly impossible to attack her. I hope she runs.

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GrandTango July 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Conservative Organizations like:

Planned Parenthood
ACORN
SCSBA
Teamsters
NAACP
Hamas
SCDP
AARP
New Black Panthers
LGBT
CAIR
SEIU
La Raza

That’s what I think her donor list would look like

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MashPotato July 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Where do you get your money to shill on this site? Is it government money or from private parties?

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GrandTango July 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm

None of your ^&*(%$$# business….Who the h#!! do you think you are, Obama???

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MashPotato July 6, 2013 at 2:10 am

It’s my business because we frequent this same site and I see you post a comment on EVERY article. Nobody spends their time on a site they don’t like for free. I’m glad you admitted to everyone on FITS that you are a paid shill.

GrandTango July 6, 2013 at 9:27 am

You sound like a true, intrusive Liberal-Tarian….Yall sell yourselves as anything-goes, pro-freedom..but you cannot wait to pry into EVERY aspect of peoples’ lives in order to shame them because you want to control their every breath…

I post because I sincerely hate dishonesty and injustice. I cannot help but to attack it where it is…And you loathe and persecute me because I know you so well, and you hate truth and the reality of what you are….

MashPotato July 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

And when exactly did I loathe and persecute you? I have not challenged your right to be here and post here. I made an observation and asked you about it.

I’m here to shame people and control their every breath? The only FITS reader I know that consistently shames others is you. Perhaps you should take some time out of your day for some self-reevaluation. How do you know so much about me when you don’t even know yourself?

GrandTango July 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Again: It’s none of your business…

MashPotato July 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

So Jesus told Bright to run? There’s no way he’s beating Graham.

Nancy Mace, however, would have a great chance. She’d nail down a lot of important endorsements and support from conservative organizations. And from Graham’s perspective, it’s nearly impossible to attack her. I hope she runs.

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WTF July 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Nancy Mace is a ditzy moron who doesn’t stand a chance. Get your head out of her ass Fits.

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You're joking right? July 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Who’s ass is your head up? Lindsey Graham, Lee Bright or Richard Cash? Hard to tell.

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Oh Boy July 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Nancy Mace has almost 65% name recognition….among regular fits news readers.
She also has huge political experience….in compairson to most highschool blog readers who haven’t yet run for student body president or some other committee.
Lastly, she will be able to out fund raise any potential competiters…among woman who graduated from the Citadel that aren’t democrats, and don’t live in S.C.
Is there any possibility she wouldn’t win???

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Mike at the Beach July 6, 2013 at 12:10 am

Funny stuff! You certainly don’t have to be up Miss Lindsay Sugarbritches’ ass to recognize the fantasy aspect of a Mace candidacy. Just won’t happen- not because she’s bad or Graham’s good, it just won’t happen.

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Scooter August 31, 2013 at 8:02 pm

That does not do justice to ditzy morons.

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WTF July 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Nancy Mace is a ditzy moron who doesn’t stand a chance. Get your head out of her ass Fits.

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You're joking right? July 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Who’s ass is your head up? Lindsey Graham, Lee Bright or Richard Cash? Hard to tell.

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Oh Boy July 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

Nancy Mace has almost 65% name recognition….among regular fits news readers.
She also has huge political experience….in compairson to most highschool blog readers who haven’t yet run for student body president or some other committee.
Lastly, she will be able to out fund raise any potential competiters…among woman who graduated from the Citadel that aren’t democrats, and don’t live in S.C.
Is there any possibility she wouldn’t win???

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Mike at the Beach July 6, 2013 at 12:10 am

Funny stuff! You certainly don’t have to be up Miss Lindsay Sugarbritches’ ass to recognize the fantasy aspect of a Mace candidacy. Just won’t happen- not because she’s bad or Graham’s good, it just won’t happen.

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nitrat July 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Good grief! The good Lord told Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann – don’t know about Newt – to run for president in 2012!!
And, now Less Bright says He wants him in the US Senate??
No wonder we have so much disease, famine, and war, the Lord is directing American politics instead of watching out for the least of these!!!
Personally, I don’t believe the Lord gives a rat’s ass about politics or football.

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nitrat July 5, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Good grief! The good Lord told Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann – don’t know about Newt – to run for president in 2012!!
And, now Less Bright says He wants him in the US Senate??
No wonder we have so much disease, famine, and war, the Lord is directing American politics instead of watching out for the least of these!!!
Personally, I don’t believe the Lord gives a rat’s ass about politics or football.

And, another thing. Nancy Mace needs to pay some dues in local and/or state politics. There is no surer sign that someone is looking for a government paycheck and benefits than a newby running for federal office. The pure arrogance of it is sickening…and, we have way too much of it.
Mace may be electable, but anyone who votes for her is a fool.

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political porn July 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm

just goes to show that you cannot make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

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political porn July 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm

just goes to show that you cannot make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

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guest July 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Per Mark Sanford’s FB he is pro Mace.

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guest July 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Per Mark Sanford’s FB he is pro Mace.

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Jeffy01 July 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Mace and bright will poll around…….2% each

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Scooter August 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

That is being very optimistic.

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Jeffy01 July 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm

Mace and bright will poll around…….2% each

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snickering July 6, 2013 at 3:12 am

When people claim Jesus/God spoke to them, they need a background mental health check. If they say they spoke to Jesus/God for guidance it’s OK to give them a gun of their choosing.

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snickering July 6, 2013 at 3:12 am

When people claim Jesus/God spoke to them, they need a background mental health check. If they say they spoke to Jesus/God for guidance it’s OK to give them a gun of their choosing.

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FMe July 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

1st it was Get your Groovy Grooms on and now we are going to get Monastic Mace for next umpteen months, please and for the love of god… Just ask them to buy a fucking ad and lets be done with it already.

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FMe July 6, 2013 at 7:09 am

1st it was Get your Groovy Grooms on and now we are going to get Monastic Mace for next umpteen months, please and for the love of god… Just ask them to buy a fucking ad and lets be done with it already.

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Jesus Said Knock You Out July 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

The question is who will Palin endorse if anyone. I would hope Trey Gowdy would consider a run. A lot of positive face-time recently. Of course, he doesn’t have that Fits thing on his resume’ so he will get no other mention here. BTW, didn’t Jesus tell Rick Perry to be President?

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nitrat July 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Have you seen pictures of Trey Gowdy with his hair slicked back? That boy is a pin head…just like his voters, I guess.

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Scooter August 31, 2013 at 8:09 pm

It is not a beauty contest.

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Jesus Said Knock You Out July 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

The question is who will Palin endorse if anyone. I would hope Trey Gowdy would consider a run. A lot of positive face-time recently. Of course, he doesn’t have that Fits thing on his resume’ so he will get no other mention here. BTW, didn’t Jesus tell Rick Perry to be President?

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nitrat July 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Have you seen pictures of Trey Gowdy with his hair slicked back? That boy is a pin head…just like his voters, I guess.

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Bill Bledsoe July 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

All primary candidates must raise $10,440 just to enter the primary. Then the true selling of their souls begins.

Mace and Bright must each raise $5 Million dollars to counter Graham’s $5 million he’s already gotten from his foreign special interests.

Neither Mace nor Bright can come out equal to Graham without selling their souls to the Foreign Special Interests that now control huge sectors of our US Government.

In the end, with either, we’ll just have another Graham, in a different suit or dress.

This election is a repeat of Romney and Obama. Both presidential candidates sold out to the Foreign Special Interest money and the American voters knew it.

Pace and Bright must sell out too if they want to win against Graham, and the American voters already know it.

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Bill Bledsoe July 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

All primary candidates must raise $10,440 just to enter the primary. Then the true selling of their souls begins.

Mace and Bright must each raise $5 Million dollars to counter Graham’s $5 million he’s already gotten from his foreign special interests.

Neither Mace nor Bright can come out equal to Graham without selling their souls to the Foreign Special Interests that now control huge sectors of our US Government.

In the end, with either, we’ll just have another Graham, in a different suit or dress.

This election is a repeat of Romney and Obama. Both presidential candidates sold out to the Foreign Special Interest money and the American voters knew it.

Pace and Bright must sell out too if they want to win against Graham, and the American voters already know it.

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Notafitsfan July 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Candidates pay Mace as a consultant and she gives Fits a cut. Come on you are a hack!

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Notafitsfan July 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Candidates pay Mace as a consultant and she gives Fits a cut. Come on you are a hack!

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9" July 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

If he’s interested in Lindsey’s seat,will Lindsey let him fuck it? Jesus said it’s OK.
That’s gonna be one weird looking butthole baby.

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9" July 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm

If he’s interested in Lindsey’s seat,will Lindsey let him fuck it? Jesus said it’s OK.
That’s gonna be one weird looking butthole baby.

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David Womick July 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

Nancy Mace is easier to look at than Lindsey Graham or Lee Bright.

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David Womick July 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

Nancy Mace is easier to look at than Lindsey Graham or Lee Bright.

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Ken R July 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I’d love to see a Al Greene – Lee Bright matchup. Their combined IQ doesn’t even break triple digits.

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Ken R July 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I’d love to see a Al Greene – Lee Bright matchup. Their combined IQ doesn’t even break triple digits.

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