Skip to comments.Lindsey Grahamís fourth GOP challenger Bill Connor announces run at Myrtle Beach Tea Party event
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 Grahams challengers to run a statewide race, Connor ran for lieutenant governor in 2010 and lost in a runoff.A Monday news release on Connors newly launched website said that Unlike some, Bill Connor wears the label of Tea Party Republican proudly.In a video posted on Connors 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 whats right for our countrys future, then come home and live under the laws they pass.After nearly two decades in Washington Lindsey Grahams 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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Sounds like someone working for LG, trying to divide the anti-Lindsey vote.
I think you might be right
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.
God loves a runoff my man.
wish we had them here in Davy Crockett land
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.
“...I am reasonably sure that Lindsey will win it all! People in SC are really uninformed.”
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.
The best way to beat an incumbent is one on one. That's how Tim Walberg KO'ed Joe Schwarz in 2006.
Forgot SC had a runoff.
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.
yeah, he knows he can win against 10 challengers, but not against 1.
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
I was thinking that.