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GRAHAM CHALLENGER (Nancy Mace): 'AMNESTY DOES NOT SELL' IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Breitbart (Big Government) ^ | 12 Aug 2013, 2:51 AM PDT | Tony Lee

Posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:34 AM PDT by Resettozero

A primary challenger to South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the incumbent Senator may be vulnerable in 2014 because his embrace of the Senate's immigration bill has angered South Carolinians who are against amnesty for illegal immigrants. Nancy Mace, who is the first female graduate of The Citadel, appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said it was unfair to legal immigrants to award those whose first step was breaking the law. "Amnesty does not sell down here," Mace said. "People are very upset with it." The 35-year-old wife, mother, and small-business owner said, though, that the Senate contest will be a "David versus Goliath type of race" and acknowledged it would be a "formidable challenge" and an "uphill battle" to knock off one of Washington's most establishment Republicans. Graham, who was a part of the Senate's Gang of Eight that wrote the comprehensive immigration reform bill, has been harshly criticized from the right for his enthusiastic embrace of the bill. But Graham has a significant fundraising advantage over his opponents as an incumbent establishment Republican. Still, Mace said South Carolinians are "very frustrated" because they believe Washington lawmakers are out of touch and think they know "better than the people." For instance, Mace said the Gang of Eight in the Senate claimed the immigration bill would be deficit neutral when hardly anything in Washington is revenue neutral. "When was the last time government gave us a number that was actually accurate?" she said. Mace also acknowledged that many of the country's illegal immigrants are those that who overstayed their visas, something the Senate immigration bill would exacerbate.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: lindseygraham; nancymace; southcarolina
Just finished her book, In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel. It doesn't state her positions on the current issues but it is extremely revealing of her determination, drive, and desire to succeed.
1 posted on 08/12/2013 8:15:34 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

A primary challenger to South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the incumbent Senator may be vulnerable in 2014 because his embrace of the Senate’s immigration bill has angered South Carolinians who are against amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Nancy Mace, who is the first female graduate of The Citadel, appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said it was unfair to legal immigrants to award those whose first step was breaking the law.

“Amnesty does not sell down here,” Mace said. “People are very upset with it.”

The 35-year-old wife, mother, and small-business owner said, though, that the Senate contest will be a “David versus Goliath type of race” and acknowledged it would be a “formidable challenge” and an “uphill battle” to knock off one of Washington’s most establishment Republicans.

Graham, who was a part of the Senate’s Gang of Eight that wrote the comprehensive immigration reform bill, has been harshly criticized from the right for his enthusiastic embrace of the bill. But Graham has a significant fundraising advantage over his opponents as an incumbent establishment Republican.

Still, Mace said South Carolinians are “very frustrated” because they believe Washington lawmakers are out of touch and think they know “better than the people.”

For instance, Mace said the Gang of Eight in the Senate claimed the immigration bill would be deficit neutral when hardly anything in Washington is revenue neutral.
“When was the last time government gave us a number that was actually accurate?” she said.

Mace also acknowledged that many of the country’s illegal immigrants are those that who overstayed their visas, something the Senate immigration bill would exacerbate. She said Republicans do not need to pander to various groups with comprehensive immigration reform bills and, “overall, the biggest voting bloc is common sense, and I would like to see more of it.”

She also pointed out that Obamacare, which has turned out to be a disaster, was a “comprehensive” type of legislation like the proposed immigration reform bills—and that similarity has made South Carolinians distrust the comprehensive immigration reform measures being proposed.


2 posted on 08/12/2013 8:21:58 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I’d love to see Graham come in third. I’m hoping for a runoff. Let him spend all his money on two elections while the enthusiasm will be on our side because we don’t need money!


3 posted on 08/12/2013 8:23:28 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Resettozero

So many in congress are worried about the big money, so worried they have forgotten to worry about their constituents. They think money will buy them votes, and it may well do that, but eventually the anger of their constituents will overwhelm even the fraud big money can buy. We’re at that point now and they are too dumb to realize it.


4 posted on 08/12/2013 8:24:18 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Resettozero

I think she has better than a 50% chance. I’ll support her over linseed any day, and I’m in North Carolina.


5 posted on 08/12/2013 8:27:12 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

What’s your opinion of this woman?


6 posted on 08/12/2013 8:28:27 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Resettozero
“People are very upset with it.”

That would include a lot of black and white native construction workers who lost their jobs when my younger brother had to shutter a contracting company which he owned in South Carolina.

Although he built a quality product at a competitive price, he couldn't play by the rules and still compete with those who hired illegals for cash under the table.

7 posted on 08/12/2013 8:30:58 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Resettozero
Go Nancy, Go.

Lindsey Graham...

Just...

Go away...

8 posted on 08/12/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Resettozero

I’d like to see Graham lose convincingly, but SC voters may be thinking “electability” if they retain him through the primary. Nonetheless, I hope she takes him down.


9 posted on 08/12/2013 8:42:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Resettozero

I would love to see McCain go first. Graham...meh!


10 posted on 08/12/2013 8:50:02 AM PDT by entropy12 (Obama is now a lame duck, but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerous socialist!)
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To: Resettozero
If Nancy Mace wins the South Carolina primary and is the Republican nominee, what are the odds that the GOP-E throw their support behind the Democrat? Overtly or Covertly. Don't think that would happen? I think it happened in New Jersey and Nevada last time around.
11 posted on 08/12/2013 8:54:12 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Resettozero

If more of the Republican establishment candidates stopped the amnesty pandering, they might actually see the totally disgusted base start showing up at the polls.

Instead, their consultant bosses tell them to pander to gain 17 Hispanic votes and forget about the 4 million conservatives who stayed home in 2008 and 2012.


12 posted on 08/12/2013 8:57:44 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Resettozero

If you think Graham is an establishment/Rhino type, you haven’t done your home work on this chick and you shouldn’t be so quick to support her.

Don’t let her Citadel story convince you that she is going to remain conservative if she gets the Senate seat. John McCain has a great story too.

Personally, after learning that Mace was behind the website that tried to bring down Nicki Haley during the campaign for Gov., I decided that I would never support Mace. (remember the slob blogger that claimed he had an affair with Haley?)


13 posted on 08/12/2013 8:58:07 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Tupelo
If Nancy Mace wins the South Carolina primary and is the Republican nominee, what are the odds that the GOP-E throw their support behind the Democrat?

We'll cross that bridge when we come to it, but you're probably correct.

But for the here and now, it isn't time to cast my ballot yet. That decision may come as late as the day of the primary; cannot say. But I know who I'll not vote for.
14 posted on 08/12/2013 9:02:27 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Tupelo

South Carolina ain’t Nevada, and it sure as hell isn’t New Jersey.

WHOEVER wins the Republican primary will win the general election. So-called “electability” would be a red herring in this case.

Ergo ....... Go,Nancy, go!


15 posted on 08/12/2013 9:08:42 AM PDT by Walrus (America died on November 6, 2012 --- RIP)
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To: submarinerswife
...haven’t done your home work on this chick...shouldn’t be so quick to support her...the website that tried to bring down Nicki Haley...I would never support Mace...slob blogger...

Okay.

But, do you realize you sound like one of the many Citadel moms who trashed Mace every which way including Sunday but without knowledge? Really do suggest you read her book before you jump hard on the wrong bandwagon...again.
16 posted on 08/12/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

Illegal-aliens-stay-out-of South-Carolina PING


17 posted on 08/12/2013 9:33:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: submarinerswife

Rang Paul has endorsed Mitch McConnell for reelection. I’d still vote for Paul.


18 posted on 08/12/2013 10:04:12 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tennessee Nana; sickoflibs

I would take a Dem over lite loafers


19 posted on 08/12/2013 10:49:47 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Resettozero
Graham has a significant fundraising advantage over his opponents as an incumbent establishment RINO

fixed it...

20 posted on 08/12/2013 11:50:54 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: Resettozero

She is part of the establishment good ole boys group. If you live in SC then you know what I was referring to when I mentioned the blogger and Nicki Haley.

Isn’t it getting tiring that Rhinos are getting elected to replace other Rhinos in power? That is exactly what you will get with Mace.

I’ll wait for other candidates to support.


21 posted on 08/13/2013 9:23:37 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: submarinerswife
I’ll wait for other candidates to support.

Okay then. I haven't decided either. Already, though, Richard Cash has announced and Lee Bright has said he will be announcing, perhaps today.
22 posted on 08/13/2013 9:29:42 AM PDT by Resettozero
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