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Nancy Mace Will Seek Nomination for US Senate (Lindsey Graham opponent)
Nancy Mace U.S. Senate ^ | 08/03/2013 | Nancy Mace

Posted on 08/03/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT by neal1960

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 3, 2013

NANCY MACE, FIRST FEMALE GRADUATE OF THE CITADEL, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, WILL SEEK GOP NOMINATION FOR U.S. SENATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Mace says, “We cannot change Washington unless we change who we send to Washington.”

August 3, 2013 – Goose Creek, S.C. – Nancy Mace announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate today in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Mace is a resident of Charleston and attended The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, where she was the school’s first female graduate from its Corps of Cadets in 1999. Mace earned a masters degree in mass communication from The University of Georgia. She currently owns and operates a public relations firm.

Mace said, “I grew up during the Reagan years. I believe our fortieth president understood what being an American was all about. He was proud, resolute, and he was an eternal optimist. Our friends knew he would be steadfast and our enemies respected him. President Reagan helped regain our national pride, but he also left us with a powerful warning. He said, ’Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.’ He said ‘we must fight for it, protect it, and defend it.’ I think those words ring true now more than ever.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nancymace.org ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: anyonebutgraham; conservative; grahambegone; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; rinokeywordcowards; southcarolina
I'm hoping the folks of my home state will send Linda Gayham packing.
1 posted on 08/03/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT by neal1960
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To: neal1960

I will send her some cash.

I know that Dem snake will fund people to flood the primary field.
SC is an open primary too.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 7:37:01 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: neal1960

Aren’t there about 4 others running also.

The more that run the less chance of primary’ing Graham.

maybe they should get together and back one.


3 posted on 08/03/2013 7:43:40 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: neal1960

I hope so too, she sounds perfect!


4 posted on 08/03/2013 7:45:56 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: neal1960; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
Before FReepers start complaining about "splitting the vote," etc., South Carolina has open primaries with runoffs. The particulars:


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 :)

5 posted on 08/03/2013 7:46:00 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: neal1960

Beat the RINOs in the primaries and the RATs in the general elections.


6 posted on 08/03/2013 7:47:23 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

Beat the RINOs in the primaries and the RATs in the general elections.
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Corrected:

Beat the RINOs in the primaries OR THE RUNOFFS and the RATs in the general elections.


7 posted on 08/03/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Venturer

Oh...that is a problem - but how many of them could be trolls for Graham knowing a strong primary challenge was coming up?

If we need to remove any incumbent Republican this election cycle, Graham should be at the top of the list - a conservative state should be represented by a conservative Senator.


8 posted on 08/03/2013 7:56:19 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Venturer
That's not true. If Graham doesn't get 50%+ then he'll be in a run-off election with ONE other person.

Freepers need to understand the details of how elections actually work.

Cruz won over Dewhurst because there were so many challengers in the primary.

/johnny

9 posted on 08/03/2013 7:57:06 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

...and a Palin endorsement helped


10 posted on 08/03/2013 8:03:57 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: upchuck
Thank you for trying to educate freepers on the details of how the election actually works.

Too many remain ignorant of the process.

/johnny

11 posted on 08/03/2013 8:04:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: newfreep
That and a general seething loathing of Dewhurst by so many. ;)

/johnny

12 posted on 08/03/2013 8:05:31 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: upchuck

So which of these three is the most electable conservative? I cannot send money to all three.


13 posted on 08/03/2013 8:12:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: JRandomFreeper

Lets hope the Cruz model works.
I fear the open primary will attract Dems to vote to save Grahnesty.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 8:19:40 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: neal1960
This is priority number one for next year. Send this feckless, dulplicitous, treacherous, backstabbing corksucker out the door.
15 posted on 08/03/2013 8:24:37 AM PDT by amnestynone
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To: neal1960

Anybody but sweetheart Lindsey.


16 posted on 08/03/2013 8:25:17 AM PDT by boycott
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, that’s been a problem. Which is why I posted the info at the top of this thread. And even with that, some FReepers STILL don’t get it. Oh well :)


17 posted on 08/03/2013 8:34:05 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
So which of these three is the most electable conservative? I cannot send money to all three.

At this point I can't offer advice or even an opinion. IMHO, it's too early to know.

Study each candidate. Pick the one whose political beliefs most align with yours. That's my plan. But it may take six months before I know.

18 posted on 08/03/2013 8:37:08 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Venturer
The more that run the less chance of primarying Graham.I agree with you. I hope they are smart enough to consolidate. They need to figure out who is the strongest and then the others need to get out. If they meet and don't do this you will know that some are stalking horses just to split the vote and keep Lindsey in.
19 posted on 08/03/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Republican Wildcat

“If we need to remove any incumbent Republican this election cycle, Graham should be at the top of the list”

I vote for boehner being at the top of the primary list!


20 posted on 08/03/2013 8:43:10 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: upchuck
Study each candidate. Pick the one whose political beliefs most align with yours. That's my plan. But it may take six months before I know.

Good advice. I'm taking it.
21 posted on 08/03/2013 8:56:48 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: McGavin999
The more the merrier in the primary. If Graham doesn't get 50%+ then he'll go into a runoff with ONE challenger. That's how Cruz won.

/johnny

22 posted on 08/03/2013 9:01:12 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: upchuck

I may be wrong, but I don’t think Lee Bright has announced he is running. He would be my top choice. He is doing his best to pass the open carry in SC. He is also a true Conservative.

Anyone but Graham.


23 posted on 08/03/2013 10:23:03 AM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: upchuck

I don’t live in SC; I’ll wait for someone on this board whom I trust to provide a summary.

I emailed a friend of mine who lives in Missouri regarding one of their races a year or two ago—and sent a donation to the person they recommended. :)

Sometimes I just have to trust friends who are closer to the situation. :)

If you come to a conclusion, let me know. Thanks.


24 posted on 08/03/2013 11:00:07 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: neal1960

The “Anybody but Graham!” campaign...love it!


25 posted on 08/03/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: ABG(anybody but Gore)
Ping.

I hope you are doing well.

5.56mm

26 posted on 08/03/2013 11:09:39 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oh good, I thought it was whoever won the most votes. Run off is fine.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 11:26:19 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: neal1960
I may be wrong, but I don’t think Lee Bright has announced he is running.

From this post from Friday, 8/2: "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."

The graphic is just forward looking :)

28 posted on 08/03/2013 11:29:04 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Hello Florida! Who knows what will happen to the Nancy Mace campaign. I’m from the Upstate and she is from Charleston. I already know Lee Bright and am interested to learn more about Mace and to hear her speak. So far, she seems to be a solid conservative. 3.7 Magna Cum Laude from The Citadel has to say something about her as well.

Not pimping her book, but it’s a good read and eye-opening: In the Company of Men: A Woman at the Citadel


29 posted on 08/03/2013 11:37:58 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: NCDave
The “Anybody but Graham!” campaign...love it!

Hoping for better than that. Planning on supporting the best conservative candidate.
30 posted on 08/03/2013 11:42:06 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: neal1960

~~~NANCY MACE, FIRST FEMALE GRADUATE OF THE CITADEL~~~

Hope this woman beats the girlie-man.

Though we’re basically rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.


31 posted on 08/03/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Resettozero
“Anybody but Graham!”

Bump, get it done South Carolina!

32 posted on 08/03/2013 11:49:30 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been offically denied)
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To: upchuck

“...Study each candidate. Pick the one whose political beliefs most align with yours. That’s my plan. But it may take six months before I know....”
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That is a reasonable plan. But once each of us makes our picks, let’s make sure we don’t bad mouth ANY of Little Lindsey’s challengers. Let’s all save our attacks for Lindsey. In the primary, a vote for ANY of the challengers is a vote against Lindsey Graham.

No more circular firing squads of conservatives firing away at other conservatives.


33 posted on 08/03/2013 11:55:22 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: jpsb

But all of us can contribute to one of Grahmnesty’s challengers regardless of where we live!


34 posted on 08/03/2013 12:25:18 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: upchuck

Nancy Mace:

She'll get in his face.


35 posted on 08/03/2013 1:09:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Venturer

This lady sounds great. But if there are others they need to team up and see who has the best chance to take goober out.
This race can easily be nationalized but it has to make sense first.


36 posted on 08/03/2013 1:17:13 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: House Atreides

Not really. A vote for other than the Lindsey challenger with the best chance to win at the time of the primary is a vote for Lindsey.


37 posted on 08/03/2013 1:18:30 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Republican Wildcat

Absolutely, since Mcqueeg is not running this time goober certainly has to be at the top of the list.


38 posted on 08/03/2013 1:20:34 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: House Atreides

Find someone conservative to run on the Dem ticket to keep them from voting for Lindsey.


39 posted on 08/03/2013 1:28:05 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: 9YearLurker

Not really. A vote for other than the Lindsey challenger with the best chance to win at the time of the primary is a vote for Lindsey.
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Well, if that’s your opinion, OK. Feel free to support the conservative Lindsey challenger who you feel has the best chance to win. Just don’t start a war against the other challengers—save your fire for Lindsey.


40 posted on 08/03/2013 1:57:22 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Travis McGee
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41 posted on 08/03/2013 1:58:13 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: House Atreides

Your point is taken.

I’m neither from SC, nor have I figured out who’s the best alternative—though I’m certain an alternative is best.


42 posted on 08/03/2013 1:59:55 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: neal1960

I would love to see Graham replaced by a conservative.

I know nothing about Mace.

However, my first gut instinct about her is to ask what is “conservative” about sexually integrating (read: egregiously subverting the prior esprit de corps of) a (private!) historically all-male military school — and a very important one, at that?

Sounds as though she was a willing shock troop for the progressive social engineers working overtime to destroy this company’s time-honored traditions and institutions.

Unless I can see where she has come out against the foolish “gender integration” of the Citadel and military academies, she fall under “RINO” in my book.

Those FReepers that think I am over the top can first ask themselves how we got to where we are now with the military and trace a line back to the sexual integration of our military academies. It was the Trojan Horse that set the death cycle in motion.


43 posted on 08/03/2013 2:24:57 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: man_in_tx
I know nothing about Mace. However, my first gut instinct about her is...

Give her book a try. Learn a little about her. You may find your gut instinct is not quite on target this time. I suspect that what you said may work against her in a campaign because others will agree with you.

But what if it turns out that she's the best conservative candidate? Toss her out because she's a mother and a General's daughter? Toss her out because she was and is a woman?
44 posted on 08/03/2013 2:45:19 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: man_in_tx

“I would love to see Graham replaced by a conservative.

I know nothing about Mace.

However, my first gut instinct about her is to ask what is “conservative” about sexually integrating (read: egregiously subverting the prior esprit de corps of) a (private!) historically all-male military school — and a very important one, at that?

Sounds as though she was a willing shock troop for the progressive social engineers working overtime to destroy this company’s time-honored traditions and institutions....”
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Well, well...you’d love to see Graham replaced by a conservative but proceed to, in essence, start attacking one of his challengers? Very strange.

Shannon Faulkner was the woman who “integrated” the citadel not Mace.

Why are you interested in trying to instigate intramural wars between conservatives? Very strange. I’m sure that Little Lindsey will delight in your activity.


45 posted on 08/03/2013 2:49:43 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: House Atreides

Why are you interested in trying to instigate intramural wars between conservatives?

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Uh, it’s called debate and discussion. As I understand it, there are three candidates running as “conservatives” against Graham — shall we not discuss their respective merits? Something tells me they are not all equally rock-solid on all the issues of the day.

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I’m sure that Little Lindsey will delight in your activity.

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Perhaps. Perhaps not. The motive behind my post is an honest response to the breathless “she was the first female grad of the Citadel!” comments — whether here in FR, or elsewhere.

I stand by my original statement on this thread, where I said: “I would love to see Graham replaced by a conservative.”

After all, I have been “burnt” by Bushes, Romneys, and McCains. Don’t expect me to be overly “accepting” of everyone seeking office under the Republican banner — without at least asking some tough questions. What if she is another Kelly Ayotte?

That said, if Mace is indeed shown to be a Margaret Thatcher or Phyllis Schlafly on the issues of the day, then — by all means — I would be happy to see her win.


46 posted on 08/03/2013 4:21:16 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: Resettozero

Give her book a try. Learn a little about her. You may find your gut instinct is not quite on target this time.

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Fair enough.

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I suspect that what you said may work against her in a campaign because others will agree with you.

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Well she can help herself on that issue by coming out now and saying she opposes the current administration’s insane drive to inject women into a front-lines combat role. (But betting she won’t.)

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But what if it turns out that she’s the best conservative candidate? Toss her out because she’s a mother and a General’s daughter?

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If it turns out she is the best conservative candidate, may she win. Tossing her out because she is a general’s daughter? Where did that come from? Though, now that you mention it, if we wish to use son-of-an-admiral John “Muhammad” McCain as a precedent, I may need to rethink that one. ;-)


47 posted on 08/03/2013 4:27:20 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: man_in_tx
Tossing her out because she is a general’s daughter? Where did that come from?

Just another way of saying that it was clear to me that you, not knowing Nancy Mace, were biased against her because, even though she graduated from The Citadel with a 3.7 average Magna Cum Laude, she is a female.

I don't know yet which S.C. conservative candidate I'll support but I'm not laden with the same opinions of Mace you have, without even knowing her. Try her book, In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel.

From her company's website:
Nancy became the first female graduate of The Citadel Corps of Cadets in 1999. She graduated with magna cum laude honors. As one of only two women who made it through knob year in ’97, she attributes much of her success as a public relations executive to the foundation her experiences at The Citadel provided.

Nancy graduated from the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia with a Master of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication. From The Citadel she holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration.

Her father, Brigadier General James E. Mace, is a 1963 graduate of The Citadel, former Commandant of Cadets and most decorated living graduate of The Citadel. Her mother, Dr. Anne J. Mace, is a 1972 graduate of the MAT program from The Citadel.

She currently resides in Charleston with her husband, two children and a cat named Scout.
48 posted on 08/03/2013 4:54:00 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

Just another way of saying that it was clear to me that you, not knowing Nancy Mace, were biased against her because, even though she graduated from The Citadel with a 3.7 average Magna Cum Laude, she is a female.

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Sounds like someone is a little defensive, perhaps? Re-read my words below, which were not combative, as I said (in reply to your suggestion that I give her further consideration), “Fair enough.” In other words, I extended the olive branch, but you did not accept it.

Your words: Give her book a try. Learn a little about her. You may find your gut instinct is not quite on target this time.

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My reply: Fair enough.

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So, as you have chosen to prolong the discussion, let’s examine your latest volley:

“Just another way of saying that it was clear to me that you, not knowing Nancy Mace, were biased against her because, even though she graduated from The Citadel with a 3.7 average Magna Cum Laude, she is a female.”

First, her GPA means nothing to me. If she earned the marks fair and square, a 3.7 GPA does not a leader make. Exhibit A: Jimmy Carter had a 4.0 at the Naval Academy. How did he work out as a leader? Moreover, do you think the profs were inclined to downgrade Ole’ Gen Mace’s daughter? I think not. Rather, they were likely instructed to help the first females to succeed.

Certainly, I am not biased against her for being a female, as she cannot help that. Following your liberal-sounding defense of her, however, I am now becoming increasingly biased against her for trading on her status as a social-engineer-inspired subverter of a revered military institution, and, THEN, to promote herself, in the same breath, as a “conservative” alternative to the utterly disappointing LGraham.

Hmmm. Something isn’t adding up.

Once again, harking back to John McCain, son (and grandson!) of a renowned Navy Admiral — what a disappointing hack! Leadership and character are not always passed along to offspring from those in the flag ranks, though, of course, Ms Mace may possess both of those in spades (but who yet knows this early on in her fledgling campaign?).

In your defense, perhaps the most compelling argument you make for the viability of her candidacy is that she lives with her family and a cat named Scout. That really spoke to me! /sarc

Again, I said I would give her a chance. Now I will be waiting to see some substance. For instance, where does she stand on the Pentagon’s current plans to admit women to the ranks of the Rangers, SEALs, etc. Or, how about her stand on amnesty? Or, on defunding ObamaCare?

Prediction: I bet she won’t even “go there.” (But happy to be proven wrong!)


49 posted on 08/03/2013 9:50:36 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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