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Lindsey Grahamís fourth GOP challenger Bill Connor announces run at Myrtle Beach Tea Party event
thestate.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Jamie Self

Posted on 11/12/2013 5:32:03 AM PST by cotton1706

COLUMBIA — U.S. Army veteran and Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate Monday at a Myrtle Beach Tea Party meeting.Connor joins Spartanburg state Sen. Lee Bright, Easley businessman Richard Cash and Charleston PR executive Nancy Mace as the fourth candidate challenging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the June GOP primary.The only one of Graham’s challengers to run a statewide race, Connor ran for lieutenant governor in 2010 and lost in a runoff.A Monday news release on Connor’s newly launched website said that “Unlike some, Bill Connor wears the label of Tea Party Republican proudly.”In a video posted on Connor’s website and timed with his announcement, Connor says, “A small federal government our founders intended was for citizen legislators, people who would take time away from their families and businesses for a few years, do what’s right for our country’s future,” then come home and live under the laws they pass.“After nearly two decades in Washington Lindsey Graham’s values and votes look more like they came more from a congressional conference table,” Connor says in the video, accusing Graham of supporting conservative causes near election time.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; elections; hesafag; sc2014
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To: vikingd00d
Texas is an open primary state, too. Dems voted for Dewhurst in the primary, but not in enough numbers to get him over 50%. I'm not too worried about dems affecting the race.

/johnny

41 posted on 11/12/2013 6:45:30 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

Sounds like someone working for LG, trying to divide the anti-Lindsey vote.


42 posted on 11/12/2013 6:46:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: vikingd00d
I just wish it wasn’t an open-primary state. All the rats will be voting for Graham in the primary.

You are correct. We have not been successful yet in getting this open-primary law modified. But it may get changed one year soon because of decisions still being made about who will pay for State primaries in the future.
43 posted on 11/12/2013 6:48:04 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper
Sounds like someone working for LG, trying to divide the anti-Lindsey vote.

Opinion, or what did you read or hear that makes you think that way? Not disagreeing with you; just don't know the facts yet.
44 posted on 11/12/2013 6:50:05 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: SoFloFreeper
It doesn't work that way in run-off elections. The more the better at the start of the primary. Whatever it takes to keep Graham under 50%.

/johnny

45 posted on 11/12/2013 6:51:11 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I think you might be right


46 posted on 11/12/2013 7:00:21 AM PST by GeronL
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To: GeronL
Nope. SC is a run-off election state. The more the merrier at the beginning of the primary.

/johnny

47 posted on 11/12/2013 7:09:35 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

good


48 posted on 11/12/2013 7:10:03 AM PST by GeronL
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To: RegulatorCountry

Lindsey’s ace-in-the-hole is not only the support of the popular John McPain but Democrats can legally “cross over” and vote for Lindsey and thus offset the conservative opponents! I am reasonably sure that Lindsey will win it all! People in SC are really uninformed.


49 posted on 11/12/2013 7:43:16 AM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

God loves a runoff my man.

wish we had them here in Davy Crockett land


50 posted on 11/12/2013 8:22:11 AM PST by wardaddy (i loved White Queen)
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To: Theodore R.

John McCain stepped in it in SC in 2000, he’s really not all that beloved there. Democrats have always crossed over for Graham, it will be no different in a runoff. There is an excellent shot at unseating him.


51 posted on 11/12/2013 8:22:16 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Theodore R.
People in SC are really uninformed.

We know enough to know some Tex-uns on FR are know-it-all know-nothings.
52 posted on 11/12/2013 8:29:17 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: wardaddy
Yep. Plurality races for a primary are the pits.

/johnny

53 posted on 11/12/2013 8:29:39 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Theodore R.

“...I am reasonably sure that Lindsey will win it all! People in SC are really uninformed.”
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I think they’ve been getting informed real quick. South Carolina most recently elected Tim Scott in a landslide to the US Senate. Senator Scott is one of the Tea Party “caucus” in the US Senate.

The good folk in South Carolina are going to send Little Lindsey Graham packing to his retirement serving as a towel boy in a DC bathhouse. First by keeping him below 50% in the primary and then defeating him in the runoff.


54 posted on 11/12/2013 8:57:54 AM PST by House Atreides ( D)
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To: cotton1706
Four of them? That's not good.

The best way to beat an incumbent is one on one. That's how Tim Walberg KO'ed Joe Schwarz in 2006.

55 posted on 11/12/2013 10:23:27 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Wish I saw that before I posted.

Forgot SC had a runoff.

56 posted on 11/12/2013 10:24:55 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: wardaddy
God loves a runoff my man. wish we had them here in Davy Crockett land

Here too. Four conservatives split the vote and got us the moderate Snyder for governor. He has some good points, but isn't nearly as good as the others would have been. In 2012, a runoff would have stopped the weakest candidate from winning the senate primary.

57 posted on 11/12/2013 10:40:19 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

yeah, he knows he can win against 10 challengers, but not against 1.


58 posted on 11/12/2013 10:59:18 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Connor is the biggest threat to Graham because he takes away Graham’s retired military support, which is significant in South Carolina and one of Graham’s strengths


59 posted on 11/12/2013 2:07:09 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I was thinking that.


60 posted on 11/12/2013 2:22:22 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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