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Nancy Mace: Campaign “Well Over” $400K Mark

SENATE CANDIDATE BOASTS IMPRESSIVE FUNDRAISING TOTAL The nightmare scenario for liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) involves one of his primary challengers gaining fundraising traction – and then convincing pro-free market groups to throw their millions in behind them. It’s the only way he’s going to be defeated at this…

SENATE CANDIDATE BOASTS IMPRESSIVE FUNDRAISING TOTAL

The nightmare scenario for liberal U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) involves one of his primary challengers gaining fundraising traction – and then convincing pro-free market groups to throw their millions in behind them.

It’s the only way he’s going to be defeated at this point …

Graham has raised $7 million for his 2014 reelection bid (special interest whore that he is) – with millions more likely to flow in GOP establishment money. However there is potentially as much as $5 million in “anti-Graham” money out there, waiting for the right “anti-Graham” to emerge.

And a credible challenger wouldn’t have to match Graham dollar-for-dollar … they just need enough to keep things competitive.

Will Charleston, S.C. businesswoman Nancy Mace be that candidate? The first female graduate of The Citadel military college is certainly positioning herself to be on the fundraising front.

“The first few weeks of the New Year have been exciting!” Mace wrote this week in an email to supporters. “More than 5,000 individuals helped us raise about $385k in 2013 and today we are well over the $400,000 mark. Additionally, more than 6,000 patriots have joined our team on the path to victory, we’re opening our first campaign headquarters next month, and we took part in the first couple of debates of the cycle. I am thrilled at the positive feedback and energy from conservatives all over the Palmetto State!”

If the numbers contained in Mace’s email match the ones she files with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) later this week, it will represent a very impressive fundraising haul for a first-time candidate – one that could (if Mace can maintain momentum) possibly lure much bigger dollars off of the sidelines.

“They’re looking for someone with a foundation, someone with a trajectory,” one national operative told FITS, referring to the various groups eager to oust Graham.

Mace’s numbers would also place pressure on the other announced challengers – S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), Upstate businessman Richard Cash and Orangeburg, S.C. attorney Bill Connor – to keep up with her momentum.

Mace raised roughly $150,000 during the third quarter – her first as a candidate. That easily outpaced Bright ($102,000) and Cash ($14,680). Cash has roughly $235,000 on hand – but he spent more than he raised last quarter.

Connor? He was a late entry to the race and will file his first fundraising report this week.

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82 comments

Scooter January 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Being the first woman to graduate from The Citadel hardly qualifies her to be the Anti-Graham candidate.

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CNSYD January 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm

She was the first woman to graduate from The Citadel? I never heard that before.

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shifty henry January 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

She is the first WHITE woman to graduate from the Citadel…

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Shifty's funny January 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

+2 for that one.

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Walter-White January 29, 2014 at 5:58 pm

What a difference a Daddy makes.

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Mace? January 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm

One has to wonder why FITS nor Mace ever mention that her father was commandant of cadets during her time at the Citadel. In fact it was her father that handed her the diploma at graduation.

“Ms. Mace’s role in the graduation ceremony was understated. Her name was mentioned only once, as she walked across the stage to receive her diploma from her father, who is also a Citadel graduate.”

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/09/us/woman-cadet-graduates-at-the-citadel-a-first.html

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MashPotato January 29, 2014 at 9:07 pm

In this speech, she explained that she applied and enrolled against her dad’s wishes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXjjS-cbjU

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Mace? January 30, 2014 at 7:17 am

She never mentions that her dad was commandant of cadets while she was there though does she

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MashPotato January 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Yes, in fact she does. But I can tell you don’t care one way or another

ELCID January 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Mace and his daughter are a disgrace to The Citadel.
Every woman on the The Citadel campus has a scholarship.
Why? We have to pay them to come, because no women want to go there.

That’s the little black secret no one wants to talk about. Because of Title 9, The Citadel & VMI have to have X number of Women’s sports in order to have the other Men’s Sports. Unfortunately, there are not enough women on campus to field these numerous teams. So, we have to bribe women to come there to play sports.

We even have to give up some men’s sports such as the Men’s Soccer Program. One that had been on campus since the 1960s.

That’s what happens when you get idiots like Bill Clinton’s sick Attorney General; Janet Reno in charge of our Country. They leave out common sense for their own sick and disgusting agendas.

Results: we end up with nonsense at The Citadel, VMI, West Point, and etc. Where the biggest problem is not turning out fighting soldiers and civic leaders, but dealing with Sex on campus including rapes.

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Elfego January 31, 2014 at 9:03 am

I do not know about qualifications. Look what we have in the White House. It may be that the qualifications should have to be about voting.

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GrandTango January 29, 2014 at 1:36 pm

As they rail about “Money in Politics”…..

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euwe max January 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

One of the things she is starting to get some heat over, and rightfully so, is her relationship with Will Folks.

This is a very good thing. But her response to it is to basically brush it off as Will Folks being a “client” and just one of many. That’s nonsense. They were business partners. She was co-owner of the website he used and continues to use as the platform for his stories about Governor Nikki Haley. And she served as his “spokesman” in response to all press inquires when he started smearing Nikki Haley with allegations of an affair. She was his mouthpiece, she spread those stories with her own name.

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I’d buy that for a dollar!

Unless there’s a serious lib challenger, I’m totally on board with this chick!

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Jennifer January 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Love her. The thing I like is her background in business. Plus, she just seems real, and genuine. Girl, don’t worry about the haters, you are their target because you’re winning, keep it up. We MUST get rid of Lindsey Graham. And I believe you are the only that can do it. Can’t stand to have 20 years more, because you know he’ll stay in office 20 more if we let him.

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Norma Scok January 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm

lulz..her “back ground in business”. You mean whatever it is she has a web site of that she runs from her kitchen table?

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Cecil January 30, 2014 at 5:07 pm

What difference does that make?

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Norma Scok January 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm

What difference does it make that she has no background in any real business, but professes to because she has a website that says she does..something?

I’ll let you figure that out, sparky.

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Inde Pendent January 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Too bad she is a fucking moron. Didn’t you see her in the debate? All fluff, no substance.

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Keyser January 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm

The only fucking moron in the debate was Lee “Not So” Bright. couldn’t lead his way out of a paper bag. he should just drop out, but he won’t, he’s much too stupid to realize it.

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Inde Pendent January 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Did you even watch it? He was able to cite specific pieces of legislation that he has sponsored on every issue in comparison to Graham.

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Keyser January 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

If she were such a moron, she’d be trailing Lee Bright in fundraising. My hunch is, she’s about to kick his a@# to the curb. You should start looking at her if you are serious about sending Graham packing. Otherwise step aside, you’re part of the problem.

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Cecil January 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I agree.

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Godslayer January 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Want proof that she’s moron? At the debate she claimed that a recent freeze disproved the fact that climate change exists. Guess what’s happening in the Southern Hemisphere is simply beyond her comprehension. http://www.weather.com/sports-rec/heat-australian-open-20140114

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The Colonel January 30, 2014 at 1:26 am

So your proof that Mace is wrong about “climate change” is a weather report – guess that makes you a moron too.

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Trollsmasher January 30, 2014 at 11:51 am

No, you fucktard, it’s about a consistent increase in global temperatures across the planet. God, you’re fucking stupid.

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The Colonel January 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm

That’s sort of my point – he (you) attempts to illustrate “climate change” with a story about weather in an effort to make a case about someone who attempts to deny climate change with a story about weather.
Have a day.

Rick Ellington January 31, 2014 at 3:53 pm

climate change is believed by idiots!!!

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Steven W Long January 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Why didn’t she participate in the candidate vetting process with the Lose Lindsey Unity Group at the convention?
If she wants to win she’ll need more than money.

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How much does he pay you? January 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

…And your boy has $1.4 to $3 million reasons (along with 29 creditors) to drop out…

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Steven W Long January 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

He doesn’t pay me.
I’m friends with a few of his creditors and they support him. Why? Because he has the right idea about the purpose of government. They know it was liberal policies that killed the economy.

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Lowcountry January 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm

If you can’t raise money, you shouldn’t run for statewide office. Anyone know how the other contenders made out last quarter?

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kdsabic8 January 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

You broke the barrier at the Citadel, why, are you a libber? This doesn’t sit too well with me! You have no respect for traditions! What makes you so different from Linsey Graham? He has no respect for the Constitution of this country and it looks like you have no respect for tradition! What did you gain from breaking the tradition of the Citadel? Are you now a high ranking military officer? All of this destruction of tradition comes with socialism! Obama could make you a General!
Kenneth D. Sabic
kdsabic@q.com

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Jim Crow January 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I’m not a Mace fan, but you’re a complete dipshit with your “traditions” bullshit. Speaking of: do you miss the “Blacks Only”/”Whites Only” washrooms too?

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cuvinny January 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Ultra conservative Graham is gonna win easily.

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Fits Aint No Republican January 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Yeh its utterly hilarious how Fits and his tea party allies here play this SILLY game calling Graham a “liberal.”

No hes just a REPUBLICAN,thats the problem.

Indeed,this so called “liberal” has a lifetime rating of 92% “conservative” by the American Conservative Union.You know that “liberal ” group thAt sponsors CPAC where Fits and his fellow Tea Partiers get to gather, whoop it up for Rush Limbaugh and bash anyone to the left of Sean Hannity!

Clown foolery

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Rick Ellington January 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm

bullshit

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CNSYD January 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Graham has $7 million because he is a “special interest whore”. Mace wants the $5 million “waiting” for the right candidate. Then she will also be a special interest whore.

Send Mace money and you are a “patriot”. If you don’t send her money I guess you are unpatriotic.

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Bag This January 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Every goddamn time I hear or read something from a Tea Bagger, the fucking word “patriot” will be showing up soon.

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Smirks January 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm

They’re all whores in the end it seems, they just work different parts of the town.

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Republican January 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Proud of you Nancy Mace for doing so well this far. Keep your chin up, we in Rock Hill are supporting you!

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Jan January 30, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Uh, no we are not!

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Neal Duffie January 31, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Uh, yes we do.

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SCBlueWoman January 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Serious question. Why can’t the SC GOP run anyone but a tea party obstructionist candidate? While I don’t like L. Graham, he is no liberal. He is what a Republican use to be and true Republicans are today. The Tea Party, while espousing the taxation issues and small government, attracts the elements of racism, bigotry, and obstruction. This is not good for our country. Not by a long shot.

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Smirks January 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Graham is all over the map, but he is liberal on some things, such as his support for immigration reform and cap and trade, among other things.

I don’t believe he actually has a liberal mindset, though, more like his masters likes some of those things, ergo he likes those things.

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Norma Scok January 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm

He tends to get and speak more conservative the closer it gets to election time. I wonder if he’ll spend election night in Arizona again this time?

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Oreo January 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm

You are so opposed to Lindsey, but never a word against Scott who is a bonafide moron.

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SCBlueWoman January 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Scott is the GOP token and a sell out. Period.

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Elfego January 29, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Your name fits your statement!

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Cecil January 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Scott is just another do-nothing in the Senate, who never acts unless he gets an OK from the Tea Party and the Koch Brothers. Too bad Mace didn’t run against him.

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Elfego January 29, 2014 at 10:33 pm

From one who belongs to a party that boos the name of God,agrees with abortion on demand and promotes women who leave their children and have to pay alimony. I believe there is not much creedance in you summation.

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SCBlueWoman January 30, 2014 at 9:17 am

And I can’t believe that people can be so ignorant as to take things out of context and post an outright lie when responding to a serious question. Thanks for playing.

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Elfego January 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Obama being re-elected shows that Millions of people are as ignorant as you!

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SCBlueWoman January 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Bless your heart. I’d vote for him again before I’d vote for any of the dregs the GOP puts up.

Elfego January 30, 2014 at 7:23 pm

I am sure you would. God Bless and may you wise up!

Bristol Cream's Having A Baby January 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Rush and Palin must be amazed with the power to fool you idiots.

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Elfego January 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Re-electing Obama show how many fools are in America!

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Cecil January 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

I think you are right. Tea Partiers are not Republicans. They are not really conservatives. They are reactionaries. The Neo Nazis are praising them to the stars. The Tea Party is not what the Republican Party stands for. Racism, Bigotry and obstruction are not in the spirit of Lincoln, Eisenhower or Reagan.

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vg0va3 January 31, 2014 at 1:17 pm

“The Neo Nazis are praising them to the stars.” Please provide a reference for this statement. A link will suffice.

Thanks

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RHood2 January 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

If she was running for school board or county council, that number might mean something.

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shifty henry January 29, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Getting down to a serious note, any bikini photos of Mrs. Mace? She looks fine!

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Shifty's cousin January 29, 2014 at 8:22 pm

So dang hot I can hardly stand it. It’s that mix of beauty and brains.

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shifty henry January 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm

She’s got the entire package and she’s wearing a real dress.

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MashPotato January 29, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I’ve always thought that if she were elected, she’d overtake Kelly Ayotte for Nation’s Hottest Senator.

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Zane January 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm

She’s twice the woman Lindsey will ever be.

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Bye bye Lindsey January 29, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Safe to say her balls are bigger than ol’ Lindsey’s too! Look at her go.

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RogueElephant January 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Good for Nancy. Any one of these four would be light years better than Grahamnasty. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. After seeing all four together on several occasions now there is one that stands out. When the question is asked he whips out his copy of the Constitution and proceeds to tell chapter and verse the reasons for or against his position on the issue. This is as it should be. Anyone can mouth platitudes from other politicians . It is great to see someone go to the source and expound from there. RESTORE HONOR. VOTE CONNOR.

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Same ol' Same ol' January 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Skirt’s too long.
They’re all considered ladies of the evening in public opinion, all we’re arguing about now is the price.
Even if they go in with a heart as pure as the driven snow, they’ll turn like all others. Money has a way of doing that to a person.

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shifty henry January 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm

After reading all of the previous comments, I’m glad that there’s no alcohol in the room.

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anon. January 30, 2014 at 1:12 am

WHERE’S THE CLEAVAGE???

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Thomas January 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

US Senator Mace (R-SC)…

Regarding Sen Graham’s insistence that the Benghazi investigations are not going anywhere, I submit my research indicating he is less than honest on his role as Senator.

1) 9-29-2011: Four US Senators toured war torn Martyrs’ Square, formerly named Green Square and the site of frequent Gadhafi speeches. Sens McCain, Graham, Rubio, and Kirk.

2) September 2011: The four U.S. lawmakers also met with the head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, and other high-ranking officials of the group that is now governing Libya.

3) August 2009: This trip contrasted sharply to the last visit by McCain and Graham to Tripoli in August 2009, when they met with Gadhafi and his son Muatassim to discuss the possible delivery of non-lethal defense equipment as the erratic Libyan leader was moving to normalize his relations with the international community.

According to a classified document released by WikiLeaks, the delegation, which included McCain, Graham and two other senators, Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins, held back-to-back meetings with Muatassim.

4) May 8, 2013: Following the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, traveled to Libya as part of a congressional investigation.

Stevens’ deputy, who at the time of the Chaffetz visit was the top U.S. diplomat in Libya, told the committee that senior State Department attorneys told him and other officials that the lawmaker could not interview them.

“So the people at state told you, ‘Don’t talk to the guy who is coming to investigate?’” asked Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican.

“Yes, sir,” replied Gregory Hicks, adding that the request was highly unusual.

Hicks said he subsequently received a call from Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s chief of staff.

5) October 28, 2013: Calling the Obama administration “irresponsible” for shielding witnesses to the deadly 2012 Benghazi terror attack, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he’ll hold up every executive branch appointment and nominee until more survivors are allowed to speak to Congress.
“I have nothing left available to me,” the South Carolina Republican told Newsmax TV. “Fourteen months after the attack and we still haven’t had access to the survivors.

“It’s incredibly irresponsible of the Congress to allow, and the administration to basically shield witnesses who are relevant to a congressional investigation as to what went wrong in Benghazi.”

6) October 29, 2013 Sen Graham Tweets, “Where are the Benghazi survivors? I am going to block every in the US Senate until they are made available to Congress.”

7) November 21, 2013: Sen Reid militantly changes Senate rules weakening the power of the filibuster. The change reduces the threshold from 60 votes to 51 votes for Senate approval of executive and judicial nominees.

8) December 20, 2013: The Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare. U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger was joined by GOP Reps. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Steve King of Iowa. Pittenger said the Obama administration has “deferred to the Libyans” and their concern that Benghazi is too dangerous to conduct an investigation.

9) November 2013: The State Department announced that it has been quietly offering rewards of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of anybody involved in last year’s attack.

Sen Graham has visited Libya since the war. He has visited Libya before the war. He was welcomed by the transitional government. He has not visited Banghazi since the attack that killed our Ambassador. He ignore cross examined testimony showing a link vetween State and survivors not to be interviewed. He has done nothing to find the truth. Sen Graham is a disgrace.

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okay January 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

And “well under” the mark needed to mount a real campaign. This wouldn’t have won the 1st CD special election that lasted 2 months. At the end of the day, people who write checks know Graham isn’t a “liberal” and is the most powerful representative we have in DC, so ousting him for an untested, wishy-washy noob isn’t an option.

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EJB January 30, 2014 at 10:22 am

They said the same of Ms. Shealey, Mr. Knotts had beaten her
before, he had waaaaaay more money, more connections, he had everything except
the votes. He finally got enough people fed up with him that even though he had
the election on a silver platter it fell off the platter before he could get
his dirty fingers on it. Ms. Mace has a very good chance. She need to study the
elections of Ms. Shealey and other candidates that won their elections by
getting on the ballot by petition. Different strategies for different areas,
those candidates, like Ms. Shealey, can help her tremendously get the footing
she needs. If she gets a good fire going the wind will move her to the senate
and put Mr. Graham on the curb.

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Philip Branton January 30, 2014 at 11:20 am

Dear SPAWAR Atlantic Informational warriors, how should the timing of this article be used via government email to make the rounds at the Pentagon and beltway corridor. Why has Wil Folks posted a picture of Mrs Mace wearing red instead of another color? (Gloria Allred) Fellow workers, just look at how Thomas posted a timeline for Graham’s Benghazi dance. What points are verifiable and which “points” are not. This is yet another classic example of informational winking. ( Psyops tactic 302 )
So…….Spawar Atlantic “observers”……how does this illustrate the informational flow problems that “killed” citizen’s efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. How does this same illustration reveal the informational solution.

Hint: Who should Mace debate..? ( Boomerang Scott, Clyburn, Gowdy, Davis, Hillary )

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Norma Scok January 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Still looking for you in the parking lot. I’m guessing you’ll be the fat guy with the tin foil on your head,

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ELCID January 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm

If you like Tricky Nicky Haley, and Sara Palin, then: YOU ARE GONNA LOVE NANCY MACE!

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Cecil January 30, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I am sure she has more brains than those two.

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James January 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I enjoy watching the teanutarians spend their money like this. Just like I enjoyed watching the Koch Brothers and their ilk spend 500 million dollars with Karl Rove getting Mitt Romney elected President.

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Cecil January 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm

You got that right!

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Cecil January 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm

I think Mace is the only credible challenger to Graham, but as far as I am concerned she blew it when she said she wanted to be like Jim DeMint and some of the other crazies in the Senate. If she had just used her own brain and ran on a Republican platform I probably would have voted for her. I will never vote for a Tea Party idiot. Lee Bright has become the laughing stock of the entire country. I wish her the very best, but I doubt if she can defeat Mr. Sexy Pants.

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Just say no January 30, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I think she’s got a lot more to offer than grahamnesty. He is not going to be getting my vote this time around. I made that mistake in 2008 and I’m not going to make that mistake again.

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Cecil January 31, 2014 at 11:26 am

Good for you! It’s your prerogative to vote for the candidate of your choice. Best to you!

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Rick Ellington January 31, 2014 at 3:51 pm

SCREW LITTLE GIRL GRAHAM!!!!! he is a flaming g RINO who needs to be put out of pasture with his boyfriend Juan Mclame!!! all graham supporters are rally freaking retarded idiots!!!!

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