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If we were running S.C. Sen. Lee Bright’s campaign for the United States Senate, we’d be focused on raising money … not spending it.

Bright’s fourth quarter fundraising effort was a joke … although the concerns over his credibility as a candidate are no laughing matter.

Anyway … Bright did his best to put a positive spin on his atrocious fundraising numbers by releasing a poll that showed him “dominating the crowded field of challengers.”

How much did the poll cost? Who knows … but Bright had less than $50,000 on hand at the start of the year, so let’s hope it wasn’t too much.

According to Bright’s poll – ostensibly taken from “a telephone survey of 623 randomly selected likely Republican Primary Election voters” – U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham remains the top choice in this year’s U.S. Senate election with 46 percent of the vote.¬†Bright follows with 17 percent, followed by Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace and Upstate businessman Richard Cash (5 percent apiece) and Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor (4 percent).

Cum grano salis, people …

Actually cum oceanus salis.