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Redneck Mudslangin’ In US Senate Race




So there’s a video out of two thick-drawled (possibly drunk) supporters of S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) attempting to make their case against Bill Connor – the Orangeburg, S.C. attorney and Afghan War veteran who (like Bright) is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by liberal Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.).

According to the two men, Connor should be rejected by South Carolina voters because he’s a hypocrite on social issues. They’re referring, of course, to Connor’s widely known extramarital affair – which was first reported by FITS when he ran for lieutenant governor in 2010.

“Sending Bill Connor to the Senate would be like sending, uh … putting an alcoholic in charge of the liquor store,” one of the two rednecks suggests.

You know, we’re not going to argue with that conclusion … although judging from the individual’s slurred speech, we’re guessing there’s a pretty good reason that was the first metaphor that came to his mind.

We’re also guessing both of the “stars” of this particular clip received their education from a South Carolina government-run school.

Anyway … no one doubts Connor had an affair. And no one doubts he’s a hypocritical, sanctimonious windbag who shamelessly exploits his religion and his military service.

But will attacks like this one help drive those points home with voters? Or will the rank amateurish idiocy of these attackers backfire and wind up reflecting poorly on Bright’s campaign?

(You know, sort of like their recent broadside against Graham … )

Good question …

“You guys are disgraceful,” one viewer wrote in response to the video. “I don’t have a dog in this race, but this is pure speculation and for you to slander a man like this over some political agenda is a shame!”

Hmmmmm …

Anyway, whether this attack is effective or not … it is sure as hell is entertaining!

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In addition to Bright and Connor, Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace, Columbia, S.C. preacher Det Bowers, Columbia attorney Benjamin Dunn and Upstate businessman Richard Cash have also filed to run against Graham in the June GOP primary.

Meanwhile S.C. Senator Brad Hutto and businessman Jay Stamper are vying for the Democratic nomination and the right to run against Graham in November.

Former S.C. Treasurer and reality television star Thomas Ravenel has also said he may run against Graham as an independent in the event he wins the GOP nomination.

UPDATE: Listen to the video. At the 3:58 and 4:10 mark it sure sounds like someone is popping open a cold one. 

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