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Donald Trump Endorsement Showcases Nancy Mace’s Strength

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Two years ago, former U.S. president Donald Trump did everything in his power to take out congresswoman Nancy Mace – endorsing her primary opponent, calling her “crazy” and going so far as to block her from appearing on cable news programs.

None of it worked …

Mace won the GOP nomination over Trump’s objections – then stormed to a blowout win over a credible, well-funded Democrat in the 2022 general election (with the former president’s belated backing). Since then, the second-term incumbent has continued to chart an independent streak – and has seen her national profile continue to rise as a result.

Along the way, Mace earned the ire of the GOP establishment by voting against a status quo spending bill – as well as the status quo politicians who were pushing it. Not surprisingly, these Swamp creatures are now targeting her for defeat – running a candidate against her who appears to have the backing of the entire Washington establishment.

Meanwhile, several top Trump advisors in the Palmetto State were reportedly keen to keep Mace from receiving his endorsement – believing they had an opportunity to put a more malleable politician in her seat.

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Reading the tea leaves (and no doubt the latest polling data from the first district), Trump obviously thought better of that plan …

“It is my great honor to endorse a strong conservative voice for South Carolina’s first congressional district,” he posted on his Truth Social platform over the weekend. “Nancy Mace worked hard campaigning across South Carolina in support of our record-breaking win. In Congress, she is fighting to secure the border, strengthen our military, support our veterans, uphold the rule of law, stop political weaponization, and protect and defend our always under siege Second Amendment. Congresswoman Nancy Mace has my complete and total endorsement!”

Mace – who endorsed Trump ahead of the Palmetto State’s ‘First in the South’ presidential primary last month – welcomed the 45th president’s backing.

“When President Trump was in the White House, our economy was booming, our border was secure, and our enemies feared us,” Mace wrote on X. “Most importantly, he fought the DC politicians who put their own interests above those of American families. I look forward to working with him to always put the Lowcountry and America First!”

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Former U.S. president Donald Trump endorses South Carolina congresswoman Nancy Mace. (Truth Social)

Trump’s imprimatur wasn’t the only endorsement Mace landed last week. On Friday, Lowcountry conservative activist Lynz Piper-Loomis – who ran for this seat in 2022 and proceeded to endorse Mace’s challenge upon dropping out – also backed her reelection bid.

“I saw Nancy Mace come against the establishment,” Piper-Loomis said, highlighting the extent to which Mace’s principled stand against former GOP speaker Kevin McCarthy has galvanized conservative grassroots who were not with her in 2022.

South Carolina’s first district encompasses parts of Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Beaufort counties in the Palmetto State’s Lowcountry. Mace, 46, captured this district from Democrat Joe Cunningham in 2020 and won it decisively over challenger Annie Andrews in 2022. This spring, she is facing a primary challenge from former Republican gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton, the aforementioned establishment choice.

Partisan primaries in South Carolina are scheduled for June 11, 2024. If no candidate receives a majority of votes on the first ballot, a runoff election would be held two weeks later – on June 25, 2024.

Don’t expect Mace to need a second ballot to win her party’s nomination this go-round, though … and don’t expect Democrats to put up a similar fight this fall after the thrashing Mace put on them last time.

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven (soon to be eight) children.

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14 comments

A Name March 10, 2024 at 7:27 pm

lol

Nancy completely melted down and embarrassed herself on national tv today when asked why she supports a sexual abuser and rapist, when she is a victim of rape herself.

It’s nice and all that Nancy’s daddy put up the money to originally start this blog, Fits”News”, but all the gushing blog posts in the world will not make Nancy look like a serious person. She’s a national joke who is trying to give ol’ Granny Boebert a run for her money in the vapid “please look at me. Look I’m on TV!” department ;-)

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Nancy Mace's Empty Spray Paint Canister March 10, 2024 at 10:49 pm

It’s simple really, money and power. Some people really will do anything for it.

Many politicians stand for nothing at all, just lip service to the gullible. Conservatives are just in an era where the wonks are back to being called nerds and the conspiracy theorists, outright Nazis, and Cancun enthusiasts can give literally no effort and they get elected.

I hope Willie is getting something good for these pieces. Maybe he can get a hand me down RV from “Clearance” Thomas? Or at least one of those yacht vacation polos. That’s way better than the double wide T-Rav promised him.

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Losers gonna lose March 10, 2024 at 9:39 pm

I’m guessing this post was written last night?

Nancy made a major fool of herself on TV today. I guess she’s following her fellow Trump cultist, Lyndsey, by yelling like a child and trying to play victim when asked simple questions about their support for the rapist and wannabe dictator?

Republicans truly have nothing to run on and now they can’t even explain their support for their dearest leader without having a total meltdown in public.

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Nancy Mace's Empty Spray Paint Canister March 10, 2024 at 10:55 pm

She literally is copying the Graham playbook, be the loudest ahole at reelection time and then watch as rubes line up at the polls.

It’s more honest than the budget Antifa thing though.

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Nanker Phelge March 10, 2024 at 9:53 pm

If by “strength” you mean ability to lie down and be totally submissive to Dementia Don then you are correct.

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Republican National Committee March 11, 2024 at 1:07 am

Hold our collective beer!

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The Colonel Top fan March 11, 2024 at 9:53 am

Wow, the heading of this page has a picture of a Mace (in the story photo) and Biggs (in a political add).

Mace looks rough, maybe DC is beating her down. Playing “swamp games” is generally a self-inflicted injury and if you play it long enough it can’t help but beat you down (Nancy Pelosi anyone?). Why she’d agree to talk with a known political hack and wiener, like “Steffie” Stephanopoulosis beyond me. I guess keeping your name in the news is important.

On the other hand, Biggs looks deranged or maybe she’s being goosed with an icicle?

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David B. Reynolds March 11, 2024 at 10:29 am

Again….nothing but cowards adding their pithy comments to these articles. If you are afraid to use your name, don’t participate in the conversation.

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Seymour Butts March 11, 2024 at 11:33 am

Come on Nancy, you’re not fooling anyone.

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A Name March 11, 2024 at 1:12 pm

A coward would be someone like Nancy, who just flips and flops and sucks up to a rapist and sexual abuser just in the hopes of getting some votes to keep giving FoxNews a reason to put her on air.

The whole Republican Party is nothing but cowards. You seem to be a followers of these cowards. I can see why you are so butthurt ;-)

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Mary Elizabeth Hinson March 11, 2024 at 6:05 pm

It is unbelievable that anyone with a history of sexual abuse, much less rape, would support Donald Trump. People like Trump are the reason women are reluctant to come forward when they are raped or assaulted by men. It’s not just that a jury found this man to have sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll; he admitted on tape that he has molested numerous women in the past. Why would I not believe Ms. Carroll when Trump himself says he has groped women without their consent? Groping women is just a way of asserting power over women, just like rape. Anyone man would do that has no moral boundaries.

The fact that a man with no morals and who has done what he has done can still be President of the United States makes all victims afraid to speak. It’s very clear that none of the political leaders of South Carolina think this behavior is unacceptable; which also tells you what they think of women. That includes you, Nancy.

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GT March 11, 2024 at 2:20 pm

Is it like where Lauren Boebert got Trump’s endorsement and she can’t even poll at the top of her primary group in a deep red district?

Nancy is an ass. A complete embarrassment. She even co-founded this blog. Sad.

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JustCallMeAva Top fan March 11, 2024 at 6:46 pm

Winning the Trump voters won’t be enough to get her elected in that district. I guess she’ll scream “voter fraud” then, but then, she knows a lot about being a phony.

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Lord Barfington March 19, 2024 at 10:35 am

How embarrassing for Charleston to be represented by such an imbecile.

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