Social conservative Upstate, S.C. businessman Richard Cash reported raising $76,000 for his U.S. Senate race during the most recent fundraising quarter.
That’s well below the roughly $235,000 raised by Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace.
Cash has not revealed how much money he has on hand, but he spent more than he raised in the previous quarter.
S.C. Sen. Lee Bright – the anointed candidate of the Tea Party – has not revealed how much money he raised during the fourth quarter, although he told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper that his fundraising has “struggled.” Bright raised roughly $102,000 during the third quarter.
Another candidate, Orangeburg, S.C. attorney Bill Connor also has yet to release his quarterly totals.
All four candidates are vying to become the “anti-Graham” – i.e. the “conservative alternative” to liberal two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.), who has a $7 million mountain of special interest money.