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S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-S.C.) is reportedly telling potential donors that former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul – the godfather of the limited government movement in this country – has endorsed Bright’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Paul has made no such endorsement, though.

A Bright supporter challenged that characterization, though, telling FITS that “Dr. Paul endorsed Senator Bright’s previous State Senate campaign, not his current U.S. Senate race.”

“That is the only representation Senator Bright has made regarding Dr. Paul’s support,” the Bright source said.

Multiple donors tell FITS that’s not true, though …

“He said this race,” one told us.

Interesting …

Bright has been struggling to raise funds in the wake of disastrous revelations about his personal financial history. It’s not surprising to learn he might be stretching the truth a bit in an effort to dislodge a few extra dollars.

Along with Bright, Upstate businessman Richard Cash, Orangeburg, S.C. attorney Bill Connor, Lowcountry businesswoman Nancy Mace, Columbia, S.C. preacher Det Bowers and Columbia attorney Benjamin Dunn have all filed to run against incumbent liberal Lindsey Graham in the June 10 Republican primary election.