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Graham to get two more primary challengers
WaPo ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 08/02/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT by upchuck

State Sen. Lee Bright, and the first female graduate of The Citadel, Nancy Mace, are both set to announce their candidacies against Graham, according to The State.

Bright said Thursday that he will enter the race in the next two weeks, while Mace has set an announcement for Saturday at 9 a.m.

Already in the race is former congressional candidate Richard Cash.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: leebright; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; richardcash; sc; southcarolina
Lots of articles on FR about this. I can barely keep up :)

www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?s=graham&ok=Search&q=quick&m=any&o=time&

1 posted on 08/02/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck


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 :)

2 posted on 08/02/2013 6:12:52 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

So Graham has two or three challengers.
They will split the Anti-Graham vote and
he gets re-elected.


3 posted on 08/02/2013 6:14:02 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: upchuck

As usual, conservatives are set up to split the vote against worms such as Graham. The TEA Party should endorse one candidate and push the others out of the way. They may have been paid by the GOP-e to divide and conquer for Linseed.


4 posted on 08/02/2013 6:15:33 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Maine Mariner
Not how it works. If he doesn't get a majority, it goes to a run-off election.

/johnny

5 posted on 08/02/2013 6:15:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: upchuck

Nice job by Graham to put up some phony candidates to split the opposition vote.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 6:16:10 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Maine Mariner

Exactly! These three should get together and pick the one among them to compete with the full support of the others, assuming that they are all conservatives.


7 posted on 08/02/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kittymyrib
Not how it works. Think about how Cruz pushed Dewhurst into a run off election. Cruz won.

/johnny

8 posted on 08/02/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: upchuck

Nice job by Graham to put up some phony candidates to split the opposition vote.


9 posted on 08/02/2013 6:17:03 PM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Glad to hear that.


10 posted on 08/02/2013 6:17:43 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: henkster
It's a primary. The more the merrier. As long as Graham doesn't get 50%+ of the vote, it goes to a run-off with just one opponent.

/johnny

11 posted on 08/02/2013 6:19:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Glad to hear that about South Carolina.
Is voting in primary elections in South Carolina limited to
registered Republicans only? Is it an open primary?


12 posted on 08/02/2013 6:19:37 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks, that’s great news because I was skeptical also.


13 posted on 08/02/2013 6:24:00 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: upchuck
B T T T ! ! ! ©

14 posted on 08/02/2013 6:25:13 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: upchuck

Not guilty!!

15 posted on 08/02/2013 6:26:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Maine Mariner
I don't know about the open primary question.

/johnny

16 posted on 08/02/2013 6:29:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Maine Mariner

It is open. The Pansey Graham wing of the SC Republican party has been keeping it that way to try and rig things for themselves. It doesn’t help them a whole lot anymore. These days, any one of that crew who allows themselves to actually have to stand for a real primary (A whole lot of them got out of it last election by a ruling from a friendly judge invalidating all of their primary opponents(!)) have been given the boot.


17 posted on 08/02/2013 6:31:14 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: JRandomFreeper

Of the 3 she has the best cleavage.


18 posted on 08/02/2013 6:32:38 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Maine Mariner

Exactly! Just like the Presidential primaries. The only way SC conservatives will get Sweet Lindsey out is to unite behind one challenger
whoever that may be.


19 posted on 08/02/2013 6:32:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: JRandomFreeper

As long as the first round losers unite behind the opponent against Graham in the runoff, that will work. I hope hard feelings will not hinder a united effort.


20 posted on 08/02/2013 6:33:03 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: tennmountainman
Presidential primary rules are different from most state election rules. Graham needs 50%+ or he gets a run-off with ONE challenger. Think Cruz/Dewhurst.

/johnny

21 posted on 08/02/2013 6:35:09 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
True dat.

/johnny

22 posted on 08/02/2013 6:35:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Lindsy’s are bigger.


23 posted on 08/02/2013 6:35:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: upchuck

Two challengers = conservative disunity = Senator Grahm


24 posted on 08/02/2013 6:36:36 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: kittymyrib

After the opposition candidates announce, let them have a couple of months to see which one appeals most to the voters (polls).

Then, and especially by the first of the year, the conservatives/Tea Party should select that one.

Otherwise, multiple candidates will dilute the vote.

[Chances are that some of those are actually backed by political groups supporting Graham — for the purpose of diluting the opposition.]


25 posted on 08/02/2013 6:37:02 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: kittymyrib

As usual, conservatives are set up to split the vote against worms such as Graham. The TEA Party should endorse one candidate and push the others out of the way. They may have been paid by the GOP-e to divide and conquer for Linseed.
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You couldn’t be more wrong. You folks need to understand South Carolina election law. The more candidates, the more likely that Graham will be kept from getting to the 50% threshhold he needs to avoid a runoff. If forced into a runoff of the top two finishers in the primary, Graham will face the top conservative challenger. The challenger will have had time to gather more name recognition and Little Lindsey will have had to somewhat depleted his campaign funds. In the runoff, in which highly motivated conservatives will be most likely to turn out in large numbers, it will be easier to defeat Graham than to attempt to defeat him in the primary with a single opponent.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 6:38:53 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: upchuck

Dick Cash?!? Best. Name. Ever.


27 posted on 08/02/2013 6:40:19 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TomGuy
More conservatives need to understand the details of exactly how state primary elections work.

Graham will have a run-off election against one opponent if he doesn't get 50%+ in the first round. The more the merrier.

/johnny

28 posted on 08/02/2013 6:40:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Of the 3 she has the best cleavage.

...and the ONLY beavage.

29 posted on 08/02/2013 6:41:01 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks for update. God speed to the best candidate to take on Sweet Lindsey.


30 posted on 08/02/2013 6:42:17 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Migraine

Lindsay is one; she has one. Big improvement I say.


31 posted on 08/02/2013 6:49:50 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: upchuck
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32 posted on 08/02/2013 6:51:02 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: upchuck

Folks, hop on over to Grahamnesty’s FACEBOOK page and let him know how you feel!

I did.

https://www.facebook.com/LindseyGrahamSC


33 posted on 08/02/2013 6:59:00 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs; All

Folks, hop on over to Grahamnesty’s FACEBOOK page and let him know how you feel!

I did.

https://www.facebook.com/LindseyGrahamSC


34 posted on 08/02/2013 6:59:23 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Of the three she has the best cleavage.

I'm thinking she has the best platform overall.

35 posted on 08/02/2013 7:14:56 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: JRandomFreeper; All
the open primary question.

Answer:

Source.

36 posted on 08/02/2013 7:41:23 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

Is the SC GOP primary first-past-the-post or is there a run-off is no one gets a majority? If there’s not a run-off, two of the challengers better drop out before their names get on the ballot, because otherwise the anti-Graham vote will split and he’ll get the nomination again.


37 posted on 08/02/2013 7:48:22 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: kittymyrib

I like Lee Brite:

http://www.leebrightsc.com/

He is a state Senator and has a record to check.


38 posted on 08/02/2013 7:54:42 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (Proud bitter clinging wacko bird chirper.)
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To: upchuck

Hmmm... if those are the rules, we need to find some folks who will create a contested Democrat primary so the ‘Rats won’t cross over to vote in the GOP primary — ideally a black conservative, or at least a black candidate well to the right of Graham, and a really looney-left type who fancies that by running he’s preventing the Tea Party from getting the seat — probably if a black conservative ran for the Democrat nomination a looney-left type or three would jump in without any trickery to induce them to join the race.


39 posted on 08/02/2013 7:57:36 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: The_Reader_David

Go read #36.


40 posted on 08/02/2013 8:08:20 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

Graham just got re elected!!!

All the people jumping in are probably ringers to split the conservative vote and guarntee Graham’s re election.


41 posted on 08/02/2013 8:13:07 PM PDT by dalereed
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Read the thread. That's not how the primary works.

Conservatives need to figure out HOW elections really work.

/johnny

42 posted on 08/03/2013 12:12:03 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dalereed
Graham just got re elected!!!

Not at all. Please read number 36 above.

43 posted on 08/03/2013 5:29:46 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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