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Bright (officially) launches campaign for US Senate (SC)
Spartanburg Herald-Journal: GoUpstate.com ^ | Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:00 p.m | Felicia Kitzmiller

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 ...


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Said he would announce previously and today he did.
1 posted on 08/13/2013 1:32:17 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

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.


2 posted on 08/13/2013 1:37:31 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Resettozero

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.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 1:38:59 PM PDT by Oak Grove (H)
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To: Oak Grove

Even in South Carolina

even WITH Ron Paul’s endorsement

A religious kook cannot win a general election


4 posted on 08/13/2013 1:43:13 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: warchild9

Dear warchild9 from North Carolina,

That quote you attributed is not found in this article. Your source please.


5 posted on 08/13/2013 1:45:28 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: warchild9
A religious kook cannot win a general election

Presumably, you are referring to Bright's Christian beliefs.
6 posted on 08/13/2013 1:47:33 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

thinkprogress.org

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.


7 posted on 08/13/2013 1:49:49 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: warchild9
I am a woman and he has my vote in the primary. What the man believes is in a strong family and too many woman sacrifice their families for their jobs. I have a career but put it aside at a great personal cost to home school my son through middle school. He graduated from college on Saturday with a double degree in Economics and Accounting. My sacrifice was small compared to what a lot of women have to do to help their families but my husband and myself got by with no vacations, etc. for years. My son came out of 4 years with no money owned!
Lee Bright is a conservative and a true conservative believes in a strong family that makes a strong nation. In a perfect world, women could let their husbands lead and in the old days, men were men and had the best interest of their families and wives at heart. Today, to me and this is just my personal opinion, too many men are weak and let their wives run all over them...their wives do it, their children do it...just a real shame.
8 posted on 08/13/2013 1:49:53 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: warchild9
That sort of quote is right out of kook tevee.

You think so; many South Carolina Christians disagree with your notion.
9 posted on 08/13/2013 1:52:02 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: 4everontheRight

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.


10 posted on 08/13/2013 1:53:46 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Resettozero

Not enough to get this guy winning a GENERAL election.

By definition, that includes everybody. Hm?


11 posted on 08/13/2013 1:55:02 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: warchild9

I have no dog in this fight, but ThinkProgress? A credible, truthful site? You’re spoofing us, right?


12 posted on 08/13/2013 1:57:02 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: warchild9
Not enough to get this guy winning a GENERAL election. By definition, that includes everybody. Hm?

From North Carolina, what is your recommendation for a candidate opposing Sen. Graham's quest for re-election. Remember, we have to choose from qualified candidates listed on the ballot. So far, that would be Lee Bright, Richard Cash, and Nancy Mace.
13 posted on 08/13/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: warchild9

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.


14 posted on 08/13/2013 2:00:17 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Resettozero
Well, I hope he can articulate Conservatism and not allow the lib media to frame the debate solely on social issues.

That war on women tactic is still one that will be used against Conservatives in spite of filthy filtner.

15 posted on 08/13/2013 2:03:39 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
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.

Thank you for this very informative post.

As for me and my house, we are unashamedly 'religious kooks'! Go South Carolina. Primary Linda.

16 posted on 08/13/2013 2:05:07 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Resettozero

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.


17 posted on 08/13/2013 2:05:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Resettozero

“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.


18 posted on 08/13/2013 2:08:46 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: warchild9

back the quote up please....


19 posted on 08/13/2013 2:17:39 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: warchild9

He is running on a classic liberty tea party economic growth agenda. Take your think progress propoganda to DU or HuffPo......


20 posted on 08/13/2013 2:20:06 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: warchild9

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.


21 posted on 08/13/2013 2:21:18 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: warchild9

““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?


22 posted on 08/13/2013 2:24:55 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Resettozero

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. It’s been passed in eight states and introduced in more than 20, including once by Bright during South Carolina’s 2011-2012 legislative session.

(The Bill died in committee, but it appears that he may have re-introduced it in 2013.)


23 posted on 08/13/2013 2:33:20 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Resettozero

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.


24 posted on 08/13/2013 2:34:17 PM 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: Vigilanteman

Yes. SC has runoff rule. Must get... 50%, I think.


25 posted on 08/13/2013 2:35:10 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: rockinqsranch
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.

Mainline S.C. media (print and TV anyway) are solidly behind Graham. And the consolidated Uni-Party in Columbia is very much against anyone who opposes any incumbent, Dem or Repub.
26 posted on 08/13/2013 2:39:06 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: House Atreides
I think all true conservatives should hold their fire and not attack or denigrate ANY challenger of Little Lindsey Graham.

The operative word in your sentence is "true". I believe we all WILL hold our fire until we know a whole lot more about how the challengers stack up against each other and Graham.
27 posted on 08/13/2013 2:44:34 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: upchuck

Belated ping.


28 posted on 08/13/2013 2:49:33 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: rockinqsranch

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


29 posted on 08/13/2013 2:50:23 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Noamie
He was on Beck this morning and, unlike Mace, did a really good job.

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.

30 posted on 08/13/2013 2:52:23 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Nancy Mace for U.S. Senate!)
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To: neal1960

Now that Bright has made it official, I’m supporting him.
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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.


31 posted on 08/13/2013 2:58:08 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: warchild9

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.


32 posted on 08/13/2013 3:01:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: warchild9

It is pretty far right. They sent Sanford to the House over a democrat for crying out loud.


33 posted on 08/13/2013 3:03:27 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: House Atreides

“...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


34 posted on 08/13/2013 3:08:44 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: PalmettoMason
Totally agree. I believe there will be more revealed through the challengers websites, interviews, and a desired live debate between now and June 10, 2014.

...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".

I hear ya. But it's been the interviewers on TV, so far, that have been hitting that aspect hard, and not Nancy Mace herself.

And you gotta admit there's a huge difference between "I went to The Citadel" and "Sir, I graduated from The Citadel Magna Cum Laude in 3 years with honors, Sir!" (The best of the best of the best, with honors)

But I'm keeping an eye on all three challengers (and any others) until the June 10th primary.
35 posted on 08/13/2013 3:08:57 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero; neal1960

Thanks for that my FR FRiends. I have forwarded your responses to my old friend in S.Carolina.


36 posted on 08/13/2013 3:10:54 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Resettozero

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.


37 posted on 08/13/2013 3:27:07 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Resettozero

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.


38 posted on 08/13/2013 3:29:19 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Here’s a video of Bright from the state house grounds from February you can forward also.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhLmIAyoLzs


39 posted on 08/13/2013 3:43:22 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Resettozero; Vigilanteman; Noamie; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ...
Thanks for the ping Resettozero. For the others:Source.

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

40 posted on 08/13/2013 3:52:04 PM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.)
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To: TBP

Please see post #40 and learn how the primary process works in South Carolina.


41 posted on 08/13/2013 3:55:15 PM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.)
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To: upchuck
Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.

This is the loophole that works against conservatives every time and why S.C. Republicans wind up with a candidate that S.C. conservatives do not want.

But I hold out hope...against all odds.
42 posted on 08/13/2013 4:07:02 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: neal1960

Thank you for that. I just sent it on its way to my old High School friend who now lives in S.C.


43 posted on 08/13/2013 4:11:11 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: upchuck; All

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 I’ll 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 I’m nothing,” Bledsoe said. “But I think there’s enough angry people out there, I think they might vote independent … If Lindsey Graham wins the primary, I really think I could beat him.”


44 posted on 08/13/2013 4:14:57 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: warchild9
A religious kook cannot win a general election

Probably not, but can a Muslim?

45 posted on 08/13/2013 4:54:24 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: upchuck

Open Primaries are insane.


46 posted on 08/13/2013 5:02:45 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: warchild9

“A religious kook cannot win a general election”

FU

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.


47 posted on 08/13/2013 5:53:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Resettozero

We could really use a veterinarian in the U.S.Senate considering all the horse`s asses in that body.


48 posted on 08/13/2013 8:42:56 PM 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

so perhaps expalin why Mace’s website is running with this Think Progress hitpiece yesterday and today.


49 posted on 08/14/2013 3:52:04 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: warchild9

Even thinkprogress did not attribute the quote to Lee.....yet you, for some reason......


50 posted on 08/14/2013 3:52:46 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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