Skip to comments.Bright (officially) launches campaign for US Senate (SC)
Posted on 08/13/2013 1:32:17 PM PDT by Resettozero
State Sen. Lee Bright officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate during a teleconference Tuesday.
Bright has been vocal about considering a run against two-term incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham for months.
I have looked at the record of Sen. Graham, and I feel like it's time for a change, Bright said.
During the conference, Bright touted his voting record during five years in the state senate a voting history he stated has been commended by conservative leadership and organizations. As a U.S. senator, Bright said he would continue to campaign for an individual's rights to own firearms and an anti-abortion agenda. Bright said he would fight against high taxes and a powerful IRS.
I think it's time South Carolinians have someone to represent South Carolina and the conservative values of the state, Bright said.
Bright criticized Graham for his role in creating the immigration reform bill currently in Congress by saying it amounts to amnesty and would create a permanent underclass. He also said the incumbent was taking advice from Democrats on how to win Republican elections.
Bright also accused Graham of community organizing for the Muslim Brotherhood, during his recent trip to Egypt, instead of being at home working on the problems of his constituents.
(Excerpt) Read more at goupstate.com ...
A quote by him:
wives should forsake resistance to their husbands authority and grow in willing, joyful submission to their husbands leadership.
He lost the election right there.
Lee Bright is the candidate with a conservative record.
He has shown himself to be a true conservative in the Legislature.
The other candidates talk a good game, but have never done anything of substance.
Even in South Carolina
even WITH Ron Paul’s endorsement
A religious kook cannot win a general election
Dear warchild9 from North Carolina,
That quote you attributed is not found in this article. Your source please.
A hostile—but truthful—source. He said it.
That sort of quote is right out of kook tevee.
And I’m not taking sides, since I’m from out of state and wish my cousins to the south only the best.
I never took a stand on what he said. The wording IS right out of religious kookdom, and that will guarantee he goes nowhere, his other work notwithstanding.
Don’t read your emotions into a third-person quote. It undermines your arguments.
He can’t win. That’s the truth. SC is right-of-center as a state, not >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> that far right.
Not enough to get this guy winning a GENERAL election.
By definition, that includes everybody. Hm?
I have no dog in this fight, but ThinkProgress? A credible, truthful site? You’re spoofing us, right?
While I’m sure he’ll have to distance himself from this in some way, he didn’t actually say it. The origin is that he’s on the “Board of Visitors” of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. They, in turn, subscribe to the “Danvers Statement,” a statement of belief on the roles of men and women that was issued by a group of evangelical leaders in 1989. That’s where the quote comes from.
That war on women tactic is still one that will be used against Conservatives in spite of filthy filtner.
Thank you for this very informative post.
As for me and my house, we are unashamedly 'religious kooks'! Go South Carolina. Primary Linda.
I’ve been sending information on Bright, and Mace to a friend in South Carolina, and this morning asked his opinion. He said he gets nothing in the local news about either of them, and relies on what I send him from FR, and he forwards that on to others he knows in S.C.
Any S.C. Freeper comments on that would be welcomed.
“You think so; many South Carolina Christians disagree with your notion.”
Dont try to be cute and think it wont be a factor. In SC that type of quote may be a nothing thing, but the Dems will get hold of it and make it a issue in every race in the nation.
Many of us are wary of candidates that shoot off awkward stuff at the most inopportune times and toss the election.
back the quote up please....
He is running on a classic liberty tea party economic growth agenda. Take your think progress propoganda to DU or HuffPo......
I think all true conservatives should hold their fire and not attack or denigrate ANY challenger of Little Lindsey Graham. And they certainly shouldn’t be spreading FUD and misinformation on any of these challengers. Save your fire for Lindsey Graham, who lately is carrying the water for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt along with his compadre Juan McCain.
“wives should forsake resistance to their husbands authority and grow in willing, joyful submission to their husbands leadership.”
So, he has supermodel Kim Alexis’ endorsement then?
I know nothing of the man. He was on Beck this morning and, unlike Mace, did a really good job.
2A note on candidate Bright:
State Sen. Lee Bright, R-Roebuck, has reintroduced a bill that would exempt firearms, ammunition and gun accessories made in South Carolina from federal regulation.
The Firearms Freedom Act was first passed in Montana, where it is tied up in litigation currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Its been passed in eight states and introduced in more than 20, including once by Bright during South Carolinas 2011-2012 legislative session.
(The Bill died in committee, but it appears that he may have re-introduced it in 2013.)
Remind us if South Carolina has a run-off system should Lindsey girl collects just a plurality of, say, 38% and his opponents split the remaining 62%. I know some of the southern states do.
Yes. SC has runoff rule. Must get... 50%, I think.
I’m right in the middle of this battleground. At first, I was for Nancy Mace, but in a couple of her interviews she seemed weak and not aggressive enough. I have been following Bright for a couple of years and really like what I see. Now that Bright has made it official, I’m supporting him. Nice article on Breitbart. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/08/12/Bright-Hopes-For-Ousting-South-Carolina-Senator-Lindsay-Graham
To be fair, he had the advantage of knowing that the idiotically phrased "soul" question was coming.
I like them all. (I am soundly in the "anybody but Graham" camp.) But, although I encouraged Mace to get in the race, I am now needing something besides "My daddy is a General, and I went to the Citadel".
Begging for some substance from all of them.
Now that Bright has made it official, Im supporting him.
Good for you. Now take positive action for his campaign and save all negative words and deeds for Lindsey Graham. The goal is to force him into a runoff and there defeat him. Any vote that any one of his challengers gets is a vote that Graham doesn’t get and contributes toward keeping him below 50% in the primary.
So far Bright seems the pick of the litter to me, but all of the three challengers who have announced are head and shoulders above the RINO Graham.
Paul Broun has said much more kooky things, and many Freepers are backing him in Georgia. I remain undecided in that race, but Bright’s Ronulan connections make me nervous. I’m gonna stick with Mace, if only for her Nancy Boy retweet. That was classic.
It is pretty far right. They sent Sanford to the House over a democrat for crying out loud.
“...but all of the three challengers who have announced are head and shoulders above the RINO Graham.”
The dog poop on the bottom of my shoes is head and shoulders above the RINO Graham.
How’s that? LOL
Thanks for that my FR FRiends. I have forwarded your responses to my old friend in S.Carolina.
Please, S.C., unite in the primary. Graham needs to go!
Division always results in the RINO slipping through. Don’t let this happen. Brite has a good record on issues. The others, not so much. Search Senator Lee Brite and read where he stands on the issues. He is solid.
Just what Goober Graham Cracker wants. Bright and Mace will split two-thirds of the vote and Goober will sneak to renomination with about a 2 percent margin.
Here’s a video of Bright from the state house grounds from February you can forward also.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhLmIAyoLzs
Voters who voted in a party's primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.
The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running unopposed for their Party's nomination will not appear on primary ballots.
Voters may not vote in a political party's runoff if they voted in another political party's primary. However, voters who did not vote in either politicial party's primary may vote in either politicial party s runoff.
A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary elections or the election of President or Vice-president.
While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the November ballot.
Let us give Linda proper respect:
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."
Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.
h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic
Please see post #40 and learn how the primary process works in South Carolina.
Thank you for that. I just sent it on its way to my old High School friend who now lives in S.C.
Well now, this is an interesting sidebar found on the same webpage as the article posted at the top of this thread:
A Spartanburg veterinarian, Bill Bledsoe, is launching an independent campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Bledsoe is seeking to run as a petition candidate, though he has garnered only 35 of the necessary 10,000 signatures. I have until June (2014) if it looks like Ill need them, Bledsoe said Tuesday.
Bledsoe said he considers himself a back up to the three candidates who have announced their challenges to Sen. Lindsey Graham Lee Bright, Richard Cash, and Nancy Mace. Bledsoe said he does not want to be a candidate, but wants to present voters with an additional option should Graham win the Republican primary.
Historically, independents win about 1 percent in an election, so Im nothing, Bledsoe said. But I think theres enough angry people out there, I think they might vote independent If Lindsey Graham wins the primary, I really think I could beat him.
Probably not, but can a Muslim?
Open Primaries are insane.
“A religious kook cannot win a general election”
You’re another damn Soros/Hillary/Obama troll that Jim Rob didn’t get rid of the last time he vacuumed FR.
Go screw yourself, prick.
We could really use a veterinarian in the U.S.Senate considering all the horse`s asses in that body.
so perhaps expalin why Mace’s website is running with this Think Progress hitpiece yesterday and today.
Even thinkprogress did not attribute the quote to Lee.....yet you, for some reason......