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SC1: Ron Paul Touts Tom Davis

National limited government leader offers support for South Carolina’s leading fiscal conservative ..

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Former two-time Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul – the leader of the limited government movement in these United States – is touting the congressional prospects of South Carolina’s foremost fiscal conservative, state senator Tom Davis.

It remains unclear whether Davis has any interest in running for congress, but if he does it certainly appears as though Paul would be in his corner.

In a tweet sent early Monday evening, Paul said “it would be a boost for individual liberty and limited government” if Davis were to serve in Washington, D.C. alongside other liberty-minded lawmakers including his son, U.S. senator Rand Paul, and congressmen Justin Amash of Michigan and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

All three of those lawmakers consistently rank at or near the top of congressional rankings when it comes to protecting individual freedom and promoting the free market.

Davis?  He is the gold standard for fiscal conservatism in the Palmetto State – as evidenced by the three-year siege he fought against a regressive gas tax (among other battles).

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A third-term senator from Beaufort County – Davis was a surprise third-place finisher in a poll of likely GOP voters assessing the early Republican field for the Palmetto State’s first congressional district (map).  This seat – believed to be a safe GOP district – was claimed last week by Democrat Joe Cunningham.

In the poll, Davis trailed GOP nominee Katie Arrington – who narrowly lost to Cunningham last Tuesday – and his friend and former mentor Mark Sanford, the incumbent who was unseated by Arrington in the GOP primary election for this district back in June.

Davis has flirted with bids for U.S. senator (in 2014) and governor (this year) but ultimately decided against running both times.  Were he to jump into this race, he would have to give up his seat in the State Senate.

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