“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.
“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.
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.
Nancy Mace? Is that a new brand of pepper spray?
The reason Mike Tyson Jameis Winston cries after having sex.
LOL . . . you got me rolling on that one!
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.
She might get 6-7%,At Best.
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.
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!
Benghazi, Benghazi, Republicans waste way too much money on stupid crap. Benghazi is over and done. Investigate SC ?
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??”
Right on. Especially since no one’s talking about the people dying overseas on Bush’s watch.
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.
I “no” nothing?,….well said!
NO, they did not decline Help 4 times!! your complete lack of sources reveals THAT lie too. Dumb dumbocrat.
We are not forgetting.
Your complete stupidity is showing.
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.
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.
…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!
Agreed! Possibly of the decade…
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.
Ha! Ha! That’s because TBG forgets that the Ugly Bus leaves at midnight!
Says the rapist, staring, at the other end of the bar, who hides his face, in shame, appropriately.
Without ten million dollars for TV adds, no one will know who she was six months from now either.
“Sources close to Mace referred to Bright’s poll as “fantasyland.”
Yeah, but Will loves her as evidenced by the fact that this story has been the lead on FITS for over 24 hours.
As they say, second place is first loser.
5 years running and counting.
5 years running and counting.
Don’t try to hijack the thread, Dickhead.
We’re Number Two!
We’re Number Two!
You funny ass clown !
TBG is in a huge tie for 7th place and isn’t even running.
Congratulations, sir! The momentum is swinging your way.
Internal polling suggests a groundswell of grassroots support for TBG is exploding at 500% an hour!!!
If you could get on the ballot, you’d win.
You guys better stop with the sexual innuendos about TBG or he will get a swelled head.
Perhaps it will stiffen his resolve.
That’s one small step for diversity!
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.
Kensington in swaddling clothes and in Daddy’s arms sure would make for nice photo-ops on the campaign trail . . .
Had to read it twice.
I first thought it read “snort double digits”.
T-Rav won’t be able to self-fund to even “SNIFF” — you had me rolling right there. SNIFF has been his problem.
If she’s in second, then I question her ability to count. Citadel degree…
Couldn’t get in or couldn’t make it?
Couldn’t get in or couldn’t make it?
or girlfriend/ex-girlfriend has/had a ‘thing’ for cadets.
were there pictures?
Tell me why we need Graham again?? John McCain needs to find somebody else to carry his Jockstrap…
Treason McCain can’t remember from one second to the next which side of his mouth he needs to talk out of.
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.
Mace’s claim is total bullshit. she has nothing to back her claim with.
she has nothing to back her claim with.
Most politicians never do.
Except Will Claims it is the trust, so it must be true, right?
Only when he supports his writing with them lead in “sources”
No chance. ….. unless Sarah Palin…
I hear you can get her endorsement now for less than five figures!
Ah, the TEA Party!
Best friend the Democrats ever had!
“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.
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’
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!
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.
Connor Shaw is running?
Yes. vote for him June 10. A vote is a vote. Now, crawl back under your rock till June 10.
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!
I’d vote for Connor Shaw, he actually has leadership and integrity and has actually given his constituents what they want….
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..
Look at her pic profile, Haley is a stank for stupid people.
Nancy Mace: “We’re in second, (which just makes us the first losers…)”
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
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?
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.”
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”-!)
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.
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.
Teabaggers. Love buzzwords….Lol
Kind of like Farmer Ted from sixteen candles….king of the dip wads. (Skewing young w that reference!)
She’ll never win with those shoes.
Yep. Heels too short.
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.
In SC Republicans out number Democrats, say, 100 to 1 ? It kinda tells ya something, don’t ya think ?
Education has failed the people of South Carolina.
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.
” We’re in Second Place”! Didn’t Custer say that at Little Big Horn?
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.
I’m in second place. I am still losing. Heck,no one knows who this woman is and most don’t give a rip.
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.
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
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!