Nancy Mace: “We’re In Second Place”

“ANTI-GRAHAM” RACE HEATS UP Lowcountry South Carolina businesswoman Nancy Mace says her campaign is in “second place” behind incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) in the race for the Republican Senate nomination. Furthermore, Mace says she is “poised for a runoff with Senator Graham” after the June 10 primary election….


Lowcountry South Carolina businesswoman Nancy Mace says her campaign is in “second place” behind incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) in the race for the Republican Senate nomination.

Furthermore, Mace says she is “poised for a runoff with Senator Graham” after the June 10 primary election.

“These next few weeks will be crucial as we put together the resources to combat the millions of dollars being spent by Senator Graham thanks to the lobbyists, PACS, and DC influence peddlers,” Mace wrote this week in a campaign fundraising appeal.

Graham – as FITS has touched on previously – is all sorts of beholden to powerful special interests.

We’ve always believed Mace to be the most electable of the aspiring “anti-Graham” candidates, most of whom are die hard social conservatives with views likely to alienate many fiscal conservative voters … and independent voters … and women voters.

Graham’s campaign agrees …

Sources close to the campaign of S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) rebuked Mace’s assessment of the race, pointing to a poll their campaign publicized earlier in the week showing Graham at 48 percent, Bright at 19 percent and the remainder of the field (Mace, Upstate businessman Richard Cash, Midlands pastor Det Bowers and Afghan War veteran Bill Connor) combined at 18 percent.

“Lindsey Graham is not going to get to 50 percent, and then he’ll have to face us in the run-off,” Bright said in a statement accompanying his poll, adding he “can’t wait for the chance to go one-on-one with Lindsey Graham.”

Sources close to Mace referred to Bright’s poll as “fantasyland.”

In addition to the GOP field running against him, Graham is likely to face former S.C. Treasurer, businessman and reality television star Thomas Ravenel in the November general election. Ravenel has said he would run as an independent in the event Graham receives the GOP nod.

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Brian May 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Lol, no one outside of folks who read fitsnews have a clue who Nancy Mace is. She has zero shot at even making an impact.

SCBlues May 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Nancy Mace? Is that a new brand of pepper spray?

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm

pepper spray

The reason Mike Tyson Jameis Winston cries after having sex.

SCBlues May 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

LOL . . . you got me rolling on that one!

Rebecca Lakerfan May 22, 2014 at 12:22 am

What fools you are. I know Nancy Mace. I don’t live in South Carolina. You’d rather have that baffoon Grahmnesty. Fools all of you. You deserve what you get.

Name of the Game May 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

She might get 6-7%,At Best.

Smirks May 9, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I like how Bright’s campaign is pissed off at Mace and cites a poll where he’s second place to Graham when the poll says Graham is at 48%.

The fact that they’re bickering over who will get to go to the runoff is hilarious when evidence points to the fact that there very well may not be a runoff at all. Besides that, does either of them think Graham won’t find 2% in a runoff election? That all of those who voted for someone other than Graham are going to show up AND going to vote for Graham’s opponent?

Haley will win, Graham will win, most of the state legislature will stay the same, and nothing will change in this state. I’ll go and vote and do my part, but I’ll be damned if I pretend things will be different.

Benjamin Ghazi aka "Ben " May 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Agreed.It is fun to come on here though and watch all the blustering about these clownish challengers and how this and that incumbent is going to get beat when 98% or so of them are going to win ,most handily.

And all these “federal investigations?”Hell,if there were as many “federal investigations” going on as alleged here,poor ol Trey Gowdy wouldn’t have enough people to be able to “investigate” Benghazi!

Its all great fun though!

Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Benghazi, Benghazi, Republicans waste way too much money on stupid crap. Benghazi is over and done. Investigate SC ?

inciteful May 10, 2014 at 8:18 am

Nothing to see here. Move along, folks. It’s OK to lie to the American people. It’s fine not to send help. Who cares what Hilary was doing. At this point, “What difference does it make??”

In The Big Picture, Nothing May 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

Right on. Especially since no one’s talking about the people dying overseas on Bush’s watch.

Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

They declined help 4 times, bright one. You no nothing of the facts, as your fellow Pubs. Political stunts are all you have, move on people.

inciteful May 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I “no” nothing?,….well said!

KnowItAll May 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm

NO, they did not decline Help 4 times!! your complete lack of sources reveals THAT lie too. Dumb dumbocrat.

Scooter May 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm

We are not forgetting.

Rebecca Lakerfan May 22, 2014 at 12:20 am

Your complete stupidity is showing.

Johnny Davis May 18, 2014 at 12:35 am

Because not only are the undecided likely to break for opponents. The conservatives are likely to turnout in greater numbers. Plus, Graham is not gaining support he is only losing it as time passes.

southmauldin May 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm

She wouldn’t even finish second if a poll was taken at her family reunion. She realizes that her time to exit gracefully was a few months back, so now she’s hanging on like the chick at the end of the bar at 1:55 am hoping Big T will give her a lookin’ over.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

…she’s hanging on like the chick at the end of the bar at 1:55 am hoping Big T will give her a lookin’ over.

FITSNEWS Comments Simile of the Year, right there!

Mike at the Beach May 9, 2014 at 11:35 pm

Agreed! Possibly of the decade…

and May 10, 2014 at 12:07 am

It would take a lot of spirits to think you’received not scoring with general Mace dressed up in drag in such a situation. That said, 9″ has probably already played this exact Scenario Including gt more than once.

Mike at the Beach May 10, 2014 at 12:17 am


little enos burdette May 10, 2014 at 11:47 am

Ha! Ha! That’s because TBG forgets that the Ugly Bus leaves at midnight!

KnowItAll May 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Says the rapist, staring, at the other end of the bar, who hides his face, in shame, appropriately.

The Colonel May 9, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Without ten million dollars for TV adds, no one will know who she was six months from now either.

7% And I'll Shave My Tits May 10, 2014 at 10:38 am

“Sources close to Mace referred to Bright’s poll as “fantasyland.”


Huh May 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Yeah, but Will loves her as evidenced by the fact that this story has been the lead on FITS for over 24 hours.

Smirks May 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm

As they say, second place is first loser.

carls jr May 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

5 years running and counting.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

5 years running and counting.

Don’t try to hijack the thread, Dickhead.

: )

Gregory Geddings May 10, 2014 at 7:18 am

We’re Number Two!
We’re Number Two!

euwe max May 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm


Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 3:17 pm

You funny ass clown !

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

TBG is in a huge tie for 7th place and isn’t even running.

Silvio Dante May 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Congratulations, sir! The momentum is swinging your way.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Internal polling suggests a groundswell of grassroots support for TBG is exploding at 500% an hour!!!

euwe max May 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

If you could get on the ballot, you’d win.

little enos burdette May 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

You guys better stop with the sexual innuendos about TBG or he will get a swelled head.

euwe max May 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Perhaps it will stiffen his resolve.

Gregory Geddings May 10, 2014 at 7:17 am

That’s one small step for diversity!

T-Rav's raging bile duct May 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

T-Rav isn’t going to run. He won’t be able to self fund enough to even sniff double digits. He isn’t going to waste his money. While I have my doubts about how smart he is, he is smart enough to see a bad investment.

Also, I am having a hard time seeing Mace in second. Any proof?

Also, Graham squeaks out without a runoff.

SCBlues May 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Kensington in swaddling clothes and in Daddy’s arms sure would make for nice photo-ops on the campaign trail . . .

aikencounty May 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Had to read it twice.
I first thought it read “snort double digits”.

RHood2 May 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm

T-Rav won’t be able to self-fund to even “SNIFF” — you had me rolling right there. SNIFF has been his problem.

jurisdoc May 9, 2014 at 2:05 pm


El Cid May 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm

If she’s in second, then I question her ability to count. Citadel degree…

Thomas the Payne May 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Couldn’t get in or couldn’t make it?

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 9, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Couldn’t get in or couldn’t make it?

or girlfriend/ex-girlfriend has/had a ‘thing’ for cadets.

euwe max May 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm

were there pictures?


Thomas the Payne May 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Tell me why we need Graham again?? John McCain needs to find somebody else to carry his Jockstrap…

CorruptionInColumbia May 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Treason McCain can’t remember from one second to the next which side of his mouth he needs to talk out of.


sparklecity May 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

More like sniff it than carry it!!!!!!

That being said, Lindsay Graham is going to kick ass on 9 June.

I just wish the dipshits who elected Lee Bright would have the integrity to insist that he resign his SC Senate seat since he was willing to void his contract with his senatorial district (that the people elected him to serve for 6 years) in order to run for US Senator for SC

Lee Bright can’t be trusted to sell(i.e. “broker”) aluminum cans for Boy Scouts at the local junkyard let alone serve as a US Senator.

Inde Pendent May 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Mace’s claim is total bullshit. she has nothing to back her claim with.

Smirks May 9, 2014 at 2:59 pm

she has nothing to back her claim with.

Most politicians never do.

Just another guy May 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Except Will Claims it is the trust, so it must be true, right?

truedat May 10, 2014 at 12:02 am

Only when he supports his writing with them lead in “sources”

Bible Thumper May 9, 2014 at 3:15 pm

No chance. ….. unless Sarah Palin…

aikencounty May 9, 2014 at 9:24 pm

I hear you can get her endorsement now for less than five figures!
Ah, the TEA Party!
Best friend the Democrats ever had!

Bible Thumper May 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

“Five figures”? I wish that were true. It’s worth a lot more. Mace would take it in in a minute. Where would Haley be without Palin?

Tea Party is the Democrats best freind? The dems haven’t accomplished anything since the tea party came on the scene.

well now May 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

B-thump, have to somewhat disagree, after a horrendous 1st term their Obama won a 2nd due too tea partiers staying home & they’ve managed in primaries too knockout some very effective legislators in their GOP an replaced them with loud shoutin’ press hoggin’ blow hards who “stand on priciple” on everything because they sure as hell don’t know how too govern, compromise, build coalitions, or anything else effective….any yellin’ is easier than workin’

CorruptionInColumbia May 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Go Nancy!!!! I hope she (or ANYone) will stomp Treason Lindsey. One thing, guys please focus on defeating Treason Lindsey. Please, this infighting and sniping at each-other is not in line with that goal. Thank you!

RogueElephant May 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

What I have been saying all long. There has been too much personal sniping in this race. Don’t take your eyes off the goal. BEAT LINDSEY. RESTORE HONOR VOTE CONNOR.

CNSYD May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Connor Shaw is running?

RogueElephant May 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Yes. vote for him June 10. A vote is a vote. Now, crawl back under your rock till June 10.

Aint He Great! May 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Being one of the less than five percent of those who are going to Vote for the likes of Bill Connor next month ,you shouldn’t be telling anybody to crawl back undera rock.You see cowboy,you’re already under it!

The Colonel May 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm

I’d vote for Connor Shaw, he actually has leadership and integrity and has actually given his constituents what they want….

Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Let’s see the Heels and Hose women that flirt thier stuff ? SC is sure to take notice. Nancy is in the lead. What will Nikki show ? A bag of ” Dead Babys ” you freeks of SC should be in jail..

Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Look at her pic profile, Haley is a stank for stupid people.

The Colonel May 9, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Nancy Mace: “We’re in second, (which just makes us the first losers…)”

this'll be good May 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

I’m actually relishing a post election day press conference if it shakes out like 69% Graham, 6% Mace , any say betwee 0-5% for their other 20 or 30 GOP candidates an Mace just starts gushing about how she told people she’d get second an they dared to doubt her….brawhahaha

The Colonel May 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

What did Connor loose by in his first election? Mace will at least have the excuse that this was her first try, I wonder why she didn’t try county council or the state house first?

Jackie Chiles May 9, 2014 at 10:43 pm


This just in. . . May 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Poll: Millions of Americans Who Need Jobs Want Congress to Get to Bottom of This Benghazi Thing First

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report — Millions of unemployed Americans who have fruitlessly been looking for work for months are determined that Congress get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi, a new poll indicates.

According to the survey, job-seeking Americans hope that Congress will eventually do something about job creation, but they are adamant that it hold new hearings about Benghazi first.

By a wide majority, respondents to the poll “strongly agreed” with the statement “I would really like to find a job, but not if it in any way distracts Congress from my No. 1 concern: finding out what really happened in Benghazi.”

In related findings, a survey of Americans found that taxpayers overwhelmingly consider Benghazi hearings to be the best use of taxpayer money, well ahead of schools, roads, and infant nutrition.

In the House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner released the following statement: “I want to reassure the American people that until we have completed our Benghazi investigations, there will be absolutely no action on job creation, infrastructure, immigration, education, housing, or food.”

Korean_Vet May 15, 2014 at 1:23 am

From what I saw on the TV News with Dianne Sawyer & Cuomo during a Debate–
“About Thousands of Chinese Communist Workers in San Franciso New York City
Oakland & Alaska–were Rebuilding Steel Bridges & Roads (From the Job Stimulus
Money) but no Americans were hired-! Obama had to O.K. these illegal-workers to
enter the U.S. Borders–so the Chinese Military Troops could do the Steel-working-!
(Chinese Peasant-Farmers are not “Skilled at rebuilding steel bridges”-!)

Slartibartfast May 10, 2014 at 9:17 am

In South Carolina, unlike our cousins in NC, in order not to have a runoff, one must garner 50%+1 vote. Lindsey does not have but 46%, and not likely to get anymore before primary day. I say, everybody vote for whom they will, then fall behind whoever gets second place for the runoff. That would allow the runner up to get 52% and it’s goodby Senator Graham. The key is rallying behind the runner up.

Torch May 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

Elect Mace. Maybe she will get rid of the “lobbyists, PACS, and DC influence peddlers,” that run Congress. Hell no. She would just accept their money like all the rest.

Roscoe May 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

Teabaggers. Love buzzwords….Lol

Jeffy01 May 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Kind of like Farmer Ted from sixteen candles….king of the dip wads. (Skewing young w that reference!)

euwe max May 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

She’ll never win with those shoes.

Bible Thumper May 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Yep. Heels too short.

euwe max May 10, 2014 at 4:09 pm

It’s not that – it’s the style. First, they should be red on the sole… and second, they have to look like the kind of shoes a porn actress would wear to the awards show.

Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 3:22 pm

In SC Republicans out number Democrats, say, 100 to 1 ? It kinda tells ya something, don’t ya think ?

euwe max May 10, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Education has failed the people of South Carolina.

EJB May 12, 2014 at 7:58 am

Considering that Mrs. Haley won by only 60k votes I highly doubt the ratio to be 100:1. Please note that even in GOP literature to party faithful it is noted that more than 50% of county councils, sheriffs and coroners are Democrats. I would be more inclined to believe the ratio is closer to 60:40 or maybe even to 50:50.

Sandlapper May 11, 2014 at 9:19 am

” We’re in Second Place”! Didn’t Custer say that at Little Big Horn?

Learn To Live With It May 11, 2014 at 10:10 am

Strictly amateur hour in the P&C this morning as each of Grahams opponents was given a chance to air their main gripe against him.
Mace said he spent too much money.
Connor said he voted for Elena Kagan.
Bowers said he had been there too long.
Cash said he wanted to send troops to Syria.
Bright said he called Ted Cruz a bad name.
Dunn said he supported the NSA.

Their complaints were then compared to his actual record(which is pretty typical mainstream Republican conservative)

Except for the most inveterate Lindsay hater,there wasn’t much there to arouse the ire of anybody.Lindsay will get six more years.

Scooter May 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I’m in second place. I am still losing. Heck,no one knows who this woman is and most don’t give a rip.

HD May 12, 2014 at 8:20 am

For someone so enamored with pejorative adjectives (corrupt this and crooked that…) I’d have thought you’d find room for a “disgraced” or “convicted felon” or “embarrassing” when describing Ravanel. On second thought, I’m not surprised at all.

Philip Branton May 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

Hmm…………lets see………maybe Nancy Mace has a point.

Benghazi = second place…… Iraq = second place……

Afghanistan = second place…….. Kiev = second place………

South Sudan = second place…… Syria = second place……..

Common Core = second place……… Obama care…….??

Heck, at least Nancy knows exactly where she is …..so therefore ………she knows MORe than Lindsey Graham……..and Tim Scott ….and James Clyburn

Concerned Citizen May 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Right now, I’m more concerned about the superintendent election. Depending on who wins the primary, I just may be putting my kids in private school. You’ve got one total nutcase who took a crap load of taxpayer money, a guy with a criminal arrest, a liberal who used to be a liberal that gives money to other liberals, an old lady running on her dead husband’s name, a little girl who doesn’t even have kids of her own and who has no qualifications for this job, except that she’s the robotic mouthpiece for the chamber of commerce and the gop’s wish to eliminate the job entirely and some progressive who wants to legalize drugs – which has nothing to do with this job… I think we are SOL on this one!


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