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Nancy Mace to announce primary challenge against Lindsey Graham
dailycaller.com ^ | 8/1/13 | W. James Antle III

Posted on 08/01/2013 11:45:04 AM PDT by cotton1706

The first woman to graduate from the Citadel is planning to challenge South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary next year.

Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace will head to Goose Creek Saturday to announce her Senate campaign, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

“This isn’t about one senator,” Mace told TheDCNF. “The only way to change Washington is to change who we send to Washington.”

“Washington is out of touch,” she added. “Voters are frustrated. They’re looking for someone authentic.”

In a June fundraising email, the Senate Conservatives Fund listed Graham as one of three Republican senators the group would support a primary campaign against if “strong, conservative challengers emerge.”

Mace, who has written articles for The Daily Caller, is a Fort Bragg native who graduated from South Carolina’s military college in 1999, becoming the first woman graduate since the Citadel was founded in 1842. She later wrote a memoir of her experience at the school and runs a public relations firm in Charleston.

Last year, Club for Growth president Chris Chocola told a Christian Science Monitor event that Graham was a potential target.

“If you’re looking to the horizon of 2014,” Chocola said, “the sun may rise over South Carolina.”

South Carolina Republican state Sen. Tom Davis predicted to TheDCNF last year that “someone will challenge Lindsey Graham.”

After Graham spoke out in support of the National Security Agency’s data collection practices under the Obama administration, Mace wrote a scathing post at the conservative blog RedState chastising the senator.

“In Senator Graham’s world, the Constitution doesn’t exist,” she wrote. “In Senator Graham’s world, the entire Bill of Rights is negotiable.”

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First Bevin, now Mace. The battle has begun!!!
1 posted on 08/01/2013 11:45:04 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Now SC conservatives can stop the BS and get with the program.
If they vote for that fool again, I hope never again to hear them complain.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 11:49:17 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: cotton1706

I forgot about Cotton.

Cotton, Bevin and Mace all in one week!!


3 posted on 08/01/2013 11:56:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

U go gyrl .........


4 posted on 08/01/2013 12:02:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

I had to read up on her a bit. I wasn’t big about making the Citadel co-ed, and I wanted to be sure that she wasn’t behind any lawsuits before it happened. It turns out the barn door was already opened when she went through. Her dad was a very remarkable man. Oh, and she’s even prettier than Lindsay Graham.


5 posted on 08/01/2013 12:04:31 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: cotton1706
I forgot about Cotton.

So, do the Bumper sticker suggest that we all go "Pick Cotton"?
6 posted on 08/01/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: cotton1706

GO NANCY!!!!


7 posted on 08/01/2013 12:07:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I don’t think much of the woman that busted the Citadel running as a Conservative. Is that the best they can do?

Still anything is better then Graham I suppose.


8 posted on 08/01/2013 12:08:40 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: cotton1706

YES! I’ll donate as soon as the site is up. Gayham has got to go.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 12:08:47 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

Go, Nancy!!


10 posted on 08/01/2013 12:08:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: cotton1706

Now if we can only get primary challengers for Collins and Cornyn.


11 posted on 08/01/2013 12:11:49 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Venturer
I don’t think much of the woman that busted the Citadel running as a Conservative.

She was the first to graduate, 'cause she finished a year early. Shannon Faulkner broke it open. She lasted a couple of weeks.
12 posted on 08/01/2013 12:11:58 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: cotton1706
Cotton, Bevin and Mace all in one week!!

This is how RINOs win, and will keep winning, until the whole USA is smoldering ashes.

Three conservatives split the conservative vote.

The RINO coasts to victory with the 20% of Romney-type Republicans, and all the Democrat cross-over votes.

13 posted on 08/01/2013 12:13:29 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: cotton1706

I bet Graham isn’t giving this lady much of a chance against him and his political funding, but I also think he is REALLY underestimating the people’s displeasure with him.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 12:13:32 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: cotton1706

I hope she beats him!


15 posted on 08/01/2013 12:14:05 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Jim Robinson

Removing Lindsay = One Less RINO to stab us in the back.

Go, Nancy, Indeed...


16 posted on 08/01/2013 12:14:27 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cotton1706

Mace Graham! Then mace him again!


17 posted on 08/01/2013 12:15:31 PM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: cotton1706; upchuck; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; ...

Woo hoo!! Dump McGrahamnesty!!


18 posted on 08/01/2013 12:16:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: cotton1706
Nancy Ruth Mace (born December 4, 1977 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina) is the daughter of Brigadier General (United States) Emory Mace (US Army retired), the most decorated Citadel graduate, was the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, a full year ahead of her class.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Mace

19 posted on 08/01/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT by South40
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To: meadsjn

“Three conservatives split the conservative vote.

The RINO coasts to victory with the 20% of Romney-type Republicans, and all the Democrat cross-over votes.”

Mace is in SC. Bevin in KY and Cotton in AR.

They are not all running against Graham.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 12:20:06 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: meadsjn

Exactly. Not sure why everyone is so excited. Split the vote, and poof, Lindsey is back in office.

If someone told me John McCain set Nancy up to run to save his little buddy I probably wouldn’t be shocked.


21 posted on 08/01/2013 12:20:34 PM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: cotton1706

22 posted on 08/01/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: upchuck
U.S. Senate race (SC) - primary Lindsey ping.

Lindsey Graham Likely to Face Several Primary Challengers (force a runoff!)

Mace .... or Lee Bright?

23 posted on 08/01/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Jim Robinson; upchuck; cotton1706

She looks like a WINNER to me!
GO Nancy Mace!
Get out the MACE to replace the 'nancy boy.'

24 posted on 08/01/2013 12:22:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Third Person

A woman vs an feminine man

Choose the authentic female!


25 posted on 08/01/2013 12:22:42 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: meadsjn

They are running in three different States. Bevin against McConnell in Kentucky. Mace abgainst Graham in South Carolina. Cotton against Pryor in Arkansas.


26 posted on 08/01/2013 12:23:39 PM PDT by writmeister
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To: cotton1706

27 posted on 08/01/2013 12:23:51 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: cotton1706

YES!! Go Nancy Mace and Bevin.


28 posted on 08/01/2013 12:26:02 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: 0.E.O
Now if we can only get primary challengers for Collins and Cornyn

This Texan says Amen to that!

We need a strong conservative to squish Corny.

29 posted on 08/01/2013 12:26:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: cotton1706

Good luck!!!


30 posted on 08/01/2013 12:27:37 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Third Person

I would judge her to be “real world” attractive.
Great pic, thanks!


31 posted on 08/01/2013 12:28:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: kevcol

Go, Nancy!! Our unalienable rights are granted by God—not government—and as such are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!!

We don’t retreat. We RELOAD!!


32 posted on 08/01/2013 12:28:31 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson; Servant of the Cross; onyx
Thanks for the pings y'all. I'm still hoping Trey Gowdy might step up.



And put one of these fine folks in his place:
Nancy Mace Lee Bright Richard Cash

FReepmail me if you want on or off this ping list. (Additions: free; Deletions: $10/ea :)

33 posted on 08/01/2013 12:30:05 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: cotton1706

Mace is in SC primary against Graham.
Bevin is in KY primary against McConnell
Cotton is in AR general election against Dem incumbent Mark Pryor.

Thank you. That sounds much better.

34 posted on 08/01/2013 12:30:07 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Dr. Sivana

IMO she nor any other female should have ever been allowed there to begin with, nor should they be allowed in the military Academies.

Of course today that is considered criminal to even think—
that women should not be allowed in Combat or to go to male only Military Academies. I don’t really care what others think, but that is my opinion and I am sticking to it.

That opinion would not stop me from voting for her instead of Graham if I could vote in SC.

In fact if Graham had gone to the Citadel he could have been the first female there IMO.


35 posted on 08/01/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: cotton1706
Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace will head to Goose Creek Saturday to announce her Senate campaign

First Bevin, now Mace. The battle has begun!!!

now we'll have two conservatives battling Graham... bad news...they'll split the conservative vote...

36 posted on 08/01/2013 12:32:09 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: cotton1706

Well, sure, but isn’t Graham one of the stalwarts of the Vichy Republican party?


37 posted on 08/01/2013 12:32:33 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: All

If there was one goal that ALL Freepers can agree upon, it is that we need to get together and throw out Lindsay Graham next year.

Last year, I wrote a check to Richard Mourdock in Indiana. He succeeded in knocking off Dick Lugar. That was a worthy achievement. If only Mourdock hadn’t put his foot in his mouth in the last month of the campaign...

I hope Jim Robinson will use the full force and power of Free Republic to help rid us of Lindsay Graham. Let’s make this our #1 goal in 2014!

No More Lindsay Graham!


38 posted on 08/01/2013 12:33:19 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: ExCTCitizen

her first race is a US Senate seat?

That is ambitious


39 posted on 08/01/2013 12:33:19 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: cotton1706
Bye bye Lindsey.


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40 posted on 08/01/2013 12:35:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: meadsjn

Yes, conservatives must work together and put up the best of the three. No other way to oust Graham.


41 posted on 08/01/2013 12:37:18 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Jim Robinson; cotton1706; All

42 posted on 08/01/2013 12:38:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; gruntSGT; ...
Go read the article on Red State where Nancy skewers Linda repeatedly. Good stuff.
43 posted on 08/01/2013 12:39:01 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: cotton1706

I think this is very good news!!


44 posted on 08/01/2013 12:39:46 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Bronzewound

correction...two not three evidently. Bottom line - only the one best conservative against Graham.


45 posted on 08/01/2013 12:42:17 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Venturer

I agree.

Only uncivilized nations send their women into combat.


46 posted on 08/01/2013 12:43:14 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ExCTCitizen
First Bevin, now Mace. The battle has begun!!!

Richard Cash has also declared.

47 posted on 08/01/2013 12:47:15 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: cotton1706

Send that gal some money.


48 posted on 08/01/2013 12:47:28 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

Yeah, I’ve heard her, she’s TOUGH!!


49 posted on 08/01/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Venturer

Agree with you on every point made.


50 posted on 08/01/2013 12:48:21 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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