U.S. Senate candidate Nancy Mace ventured into one of her primary opponents’ back yards this week – speaking to more than fifty members of the Spartanburg Tea Party.
Spartanburg, of course, is home to S.C. Sen. Lee Bright – a local favorite who has been courting these activists for years.
How’d she do?
According to one activist who attended the event Mace was “refreshing.” Meanwhile one Bright supporter acknowledged to FITS that Mace “did well.”
“There were a lot of heads nodding,” he said.
Mace – a first-time candidate – is vying with Bright and social conservative businessman Richard Cash for the role of “anti-Graham.” In fact she’s been labeled by the press as the most “electable” of the three announced challengers to Graham – who is looking increasingly vulnerable given his far left positions on numerous issues.
“Every single person is driven by a different issue, some cover the right to life, some are veterans, some are tea party, some are passionate about individual liberty, some believe like I do that the Second Amendment isn’t up for debate, but the one common denominator, the one common thread we all have is the Constitution,” Mace told the crowd. “I want to be the glue that brings all corners of the Republican Party together with the Constitution and some common sense.”
The GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by Graham is scheduled for June 10, 2014. Assuming no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, a runoff would be held two weeks later between the top two finishers.