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  • GOP governor holds door for men in women's bathrooms [Isaiah 3]

    04/08/2016 3:58:51 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/8/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said a bill that's winding through the legislature to limit transgenders to public restrooms that correspond to their birth genders is not needed – that she hasn't fielded any complaints that would require such legislative steps. "I don't believe it's necessary," she said, during a press conference reported on by the State. "There's not one instance that I'm aware of." Haley went on, the State reported: "When we look at our situation, we're not hearing of anybody's religious liberties that are being violated, and we're again not hearing any citizens that are being violated in...
  • SC bill would bar requiring transgender choice of bathrooms

    04/07/2016 6:16:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Seanna Adcox
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina senator wants to bar local governments from requiring businesses to let transgender people use the bathroom of their choice, saying he's taking a "stand for decency and common sense." The bill introduced Wednesday by Sen. Lee Bright would also require multistall bathrooms on public property to be designated and used "based on biological sex." It specifically includes student bathrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms in public schools. How private businesses handle their bathrooms should be up to the owners, not government, he said. He knows of no city in South Carolina where that's...
  • Ted Cruz's team stands by campaign aide who compared Confederate flag removal to a 'Stalinist purge'

    06/23/2015 10:44:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Yahoo! News / Business Insider ^ | June 23, 2015 | Hunter Walker
    Lee Bright, a local lawmaker who is serving as the South Carolina co-chair for the presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), compared the calls to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol building in his home state to a "Stalinist purge." According to a spokesperson for Cruz, those comments don't conflict with the candidate's position on the issue. "What Senator Cruz has said is that this is an issue for the state of South Carolina and South Carolinians to sort out and I think that's what you're watching happen," Cruz campaign spokesman Rick Tyler said in a conversation with...
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Lee Bright commercial. Linda Graham challenger

    05/05/2014 12:56:20 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/05/2014 | Lee Bright
    New grassroots ad. Lee Bright calling out Lindsey Graham.
  • Lee Bright: Sotomayor Slips … And So Does Lindsey

    04/24/2014 11:27:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    FitsNews ^ | 4/24/2014 | FitsNews/Bright press release
    “Wise Latina” Support and Graham’s Sub 40 Poll Numbers Justice Sonia Sotomayor slipped up this week and exposed herself as a race baiter in her official dissenting opinion in the Michigan case. Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham’s approval numbers continued to slip-slide in the Winthrop poll, diving below 40 per cent. Are the two stories related? “Certainly the Michigan ruling had nothing to do with Graham’s approval problems in this particular poll,” said Lee Bright, the top challenger to Graham in the upcoming Senatorial Primary. “But his many foolish decisions, like supporting Sotomayor for the Court, are coming back to haunt Lindsey...
  • LINDSEY GRAHAM: You Still Don't Get It…Bless Your Heart (Bright rips him)

    04/10/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 1 replies ^ | 4-10-14 | Bright Campaign
    The Lindsey Graham campaign is still trying to defend the establishment incumbent’s “yes” vote on a key ObamaCare measure – not to mention their highly deceptive TV ad that is now running. “Lindsey Graham still doesn’t get it,” said Lee Bright, the upstate Senator who is the leading challenger to Graham for the Republican nomination. “Leadership takes vision and an understanding of the times. Ted Cruz understands, Graham does not, and that’s why he was joining Team Obama and the Washington establishment in criticizing Cruz at the very moment Cruz was taking the hard stand.” Bright went on to say,...

    02/20/2014 3:58:08 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 34 replies
    Bright For Senate Campaign Website ^ | 2-19-14 | Bright Campaign
    In what could be a major turning point in the race to oust Lindsey Graham from the U.S. Senate, most of South Carolina’s grassroots and Tea Party leaders are officially lining up to endorse Lee Bright Thursday morning on the front steps of the State House in Columbia. The announcement is set for 10 a.m. The boost for the upstate Senator comes a little over a month after the Tea Party Convention in Myrtle Beach, where the consensus was that Bright carried the candidates’ debate – and had a clear plurality of support – dynamics that have been supported by...

    02/07/2014 5:35:30 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 13 replies
    Bright For Senate Campaign Website ^ | 2-7-14 | Bright Campaign Staff
    Upstate Senator Lee Bright’s campaign appears to be gaining steam while incumbent Lindsey Graham looks to be in deep trouble according to a recent poll of likely Republican Primary voters in South Carolina. The big picture results of the survey show that South Carolinians are deeply dissatisfied with Graham, Bright is dominating the crowded field of challengers, and both trends seem to be building. Only 38% of voters said that Graham deserves to be re-elected, while 49% said it’s time for someone new. That someone would appear to be Bright, who polled more than Nancy Mace, Bill Connor and Richard...
  • The Christian right’s 5 most dangerous candidates for Congress

    02/05/2014 7:56:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 2/5/14 | CJ Werleman
    Not all that long ago, the establishment wing of the Republican Party had the power to demand obedience from its Christian Right flank, but thanks to Internet fundraising and changes to campaign finance laws, the 2014 elections could be a case of the tail wagging the dog. The GOP establishment has always had a monopoly on money, thanks to its unfettered access to the Wall Street donor class. As a result of this power differential, the Christian Right, while energized and mobilized, would be forced to sit when told to sit by the party’s big wigs. But those days are...
  • Lee Bright: My Story (South Carolina GOP Senate Candidate)

    01/02/2014 9:47:48 AM PST · by fifedom · 13 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | Dec. 13, 2103 | Lee Bright
    Between 2007 and 2011, there were over 43,000 bankruptcies just in South Carolina. That number grows substantially when you include businesses that failed or closed-up even if they did not end in a technical bankruptcy. Unfortunately, my own business was one of them.
  • LEE BRIGHT CAMPAIGN: Harry Reid Makes Fools out of Lindsey Graham and GOP Establishment

    11/22/2013 5:40:25 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 33 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 11-21-13 | Bright For Senate Staff
    LINDSEY GRAHAMS APPEASEMENT APPROACH PROVEN FAILURE The naïve bipartisan strategy preferred by Republican moderates like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Mitch McConnell was further embarrassed on Thursday, as Harry Reid and the Democrats rammed through a measure limiting the rights of the Senate minority on a party line vote. “I wonder if Lindsey Graham and John McCain have learned their lesson yet” said Lee Bright following the 52-48 vote engineered by Reid that takes away the 60 vote cloture rules on certain Senate votes. The conservative challenger to Graham who has been picking up major endorsements and straw poll victories...
  • Yet Another GOP Official Ditches Lindsey: Endorses Lee Bright

    11/12/2013 11:04:10 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 11 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 10-10-13 | Staff
    Laurens County GOP Chairman Says Graham becoming more and more of a Democrat: Under normal circumstances, party officials tend to back incumbents. Laurens County GOP Chairman Travis Cash knows that 2014 is not a normal circumstance, and is enthusiastically endorsing Lee Bright for the U.S. Senate. “This is a man who has consistently voted for constitutional law, and when he says he’ll do something, he does it,” says Cash of Bright. “He’ll continue that going into the US Senate. When you hear (the party establishment) attacking Lee Bright, you know he’s doing the job right.” This assessment of Bright stands...
  • York County GOP Votes to Support Lee Bright By Wide Margin

    11/04/2013 12:04:15 PM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 12 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 11-4-13 | Staff
    ALSO REJECT COMMON CORE: A NEW CONCEPT FOR LINDSEY The York County GOP gave Lee Bright’s surging campaign a pair of convincing straw poll victories last week, as the upstate Senator from Spartanburg picked up a large plurality of the executive committee vote as well as the general membership vote. Bright defeated Lindsey Graham 42-21% among the Executive Committee members, with 27% undecided and no one else above 6% – and 42-16% among all members present. In addition, the membership voted unanimously to adopt the RNC’s resolution to flatly reject Common Core. “This is another great result for our campaign,”...
  • Poll: Lee Bright Becomes Main Challenger to Lindsey Graham

    11/04/2013 7:23:01 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 35 replies
    The Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 10-30-13 | Liberty Caucus Staff
    A poll conducted by Harper Polling released today shows US Senator Lindsey Graham remains vulnerable and within the margin of error of being forced into a head-to-head runoff against a conservative challenger in the 2014 South Carolina Republican primary for re-election. Meanwhile, among those vying to replace Graham, South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright has broken away as the main challenger with more support than all others taking on Graham combined.
  • Surging Bright Campaign Gets 2nd Amendment Group Endorsement

    10/24/2013 9:49:45 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 14 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 10-24-2013 | Campaign Staff
    GUN RIGHTS ACROSS AMERICA NOT IMPRESSED BY GRAHAMS AR 15 PHOTO OP Upstate Senator Lee Bright picked up the second significant national endorsement in less than a week Wednesday – this one from Gun Rights Across America. “Gun Rights Across America stands for no compromise concerning our Second Amendment rights,” said the group in their endorsement statement. “We are proud to endorse state Senator Lee Bright, due to his unwavering and constitutional stance on Second Amendment liberties. Senator Bright would be a valuable asset in the US Senate and we fully support his candidacy.” Lee Bright enthusiastically embraced the announcement,...
  • Lindsey Graham Challenger Lee Bright Aligned With Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul Wing

    10/17/2013 6:02:43 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 10 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 10-17-13 | David Cantanese
    In the Republican Liberty Caucus’ endorsement of state Sen. Lee Bright for the U.S. Senate Wednesday, the group’s seemingly mild-mannered, genial state chairman stepped up to a podium here to offer particular praise not usually associated with the pugnacious politician he was feting. “The thing that really stands out for me is that he is a unifier. He can bring together the various aspects, the various segments of the Republican Party of South Carolina,” said RLC South Carolina chairman Scott Pearson. “And he can do that in a way that our incumbent is not able to do.” In just a...
  • Lee Bright Scores Astonishing National Endorsement (Graham in dodo thread)

    10/16/2013 11:27:29 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 38 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 10-16-13 | Campaign Staff
    The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC), a group with ties to Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Jim DeMint and other prominent liberty minded and Tea Party conservatives, is officially endorsing upstate Senator Lee Bright over Lindsey Graham and others in the 2014 South Carolina Senate race. This endorsement is a startling development in the race considering national RLC’s stature, the timing of the support and the zeal with which they endorse Senator Bright. Matt Nye, Chairman of the National RLC said in a statement that “the outcome of the South Carolina Senate race will be a major factor in determining the future...
  • Cloture Vote Exposes GOP Hacks (that means you Lindsey Graham)

    10/01/2013 12:09:27 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-30-2013 | Lee Bright
    All across the country, voters are paying closer attention to the particulars of Senate procedures. As a result, they were angered and insulted by Senator Lindsey Graham, who dishonestly tried to hide behind procedural motions like the recent cloture vote and claim to support defunding ObamaCare while their votes actually make it more difficult to do just that. This newfound understanding and interest by voters is a positive development for the future of liberty. It is an extension of the engagement on the part of citizens that was sparked by Rick Santelli's 'Lake Michigan Tea Party' rant in early 2009,...
  • Enemies for Life? Lindsey Graham Just Can't Help Himself

    09/30/2013 8:55:08 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 21 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 9-30-2013 | Staff
    GRAHAM CONTINUES TO BE OBAMA REID PELOSI SPOKESMAN For the second time in just a few days, Lindsey Graham has issued statements that have turned him into a viral internet sensation, drawing scorn and derisive laughter from conservatives across the country. The latest was his proclamation that Ted Cruz and anyone else who “creates a process” that causes the government to shut down would “make an enemy of me….for life.” In context, Graham was clearly blaming Republicans and not Democrats.
  • Lindsey Graham Joins Obama-Reid ObamaCare Scam in the Senate

    09/28/2013 12:29:47 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 27 replies
    “Once again, Sen. Lindsey Graham has ignored his constituents by helping the Democrat Senate Majority Leader pass a Continuing Resolution which includes full funding for Obamacare. Lindsey Graham has been in Washington for decades but he is still falling for the tricks of Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer. It is disheartening to see that, despite the heroic efforts of Senate conservatives to stop the implementation of Obamacare, Sen. Graham followed in lockstep with Senator John McCain, saying that because McCain and Mitt Romney lost the last two elections, Republicans should completely surrender to every demand President Obama makes. I disagree."
  • Lindsey Graham Worried About HIS Staff, But Not Yours

    09/18/2013 6:03:36 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 28 replies
    Bright For Senate ^ | 9-18-13 | Edmund Wright
    Lindsey Graham is joining other elite establishment Senators in opposing Senator David Vitter’s amendment, which would end taxpayer Obama Care exchange subsidies for elected officials and their staff members. “Lindsey Graham just said, for the record, that his staff is more important than you are” says state Senator Lee Bright, the leading challenger to Graham for the U.S. Senate in 2014. “I’ve known that he was isolated from reality for a long time, but I have to admit, he has gone over to the dark side even further than I thought. There is no excuse not to join Ted Cruz...
  • The Elites Stumble and Bumble on Syria (by challenger to Graham in SC)

    09/16/2013 4:56:35 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-16-13 | State Senator Lee Bright
    As our nation contemplates the awful assault on innocent Americans on September 11th twelve years ago, elected officials in the Washington beltway elite are contemplating an attack in Syria, an attack which will aid the very groups who perpetrated those 2001 attacks. These elites are supposedly the best and brightest among us, but this situation with Syria reminds us, as so many other issues have in recent years, that they are no longer capable of leading us. I submit they are not the best and the brightest, but simply the most arrogant and isolated.
  • Global warming takes center stage in Lindsey Graham primary

    09/10/2013 3:09:44 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/09/2013 | James Taylor
    Lindsey Graham’s support for global warming restrictions is taking center stage affecting the incumbent U.S. Senator’s bleak poll numbers in his bid to survive a primary challenge in the 2014 elections. Graham is well below the 50 percent threshold in a recent poll of likely Republican primary voters in South Carolina, conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications. Only 42 percent of likely Republican primary voters said they support the incumbent Graham. Graham’s poor support among Republican voters is remarkable considering Graham’s primary opponents have relatively little name recognition throughout the Palmetto state. Graham’s primary opponents are hammering the...
  • Lindsey Graham’s support from South Carolina Republicans is eroding (FINALLY)

    09/07/2013 4:47:32 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 44 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 9-6-13 | Jason Pye
    Once thought to be a sure bet for re-election, a new poll shows that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has seen his support fall among South Carolina Republicans, as his three primary challengers begin their campaigns against him. The poll, conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, shows Graham at 42%, Lee Bright with 13%, Nancy Mace taking 10%, and Richard Cash at 7%. And though he fares better in head-to-head matchups against his primary challengers, Graham is still under 50%. “These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote...
  • Politico: Tea Party Challenge to GOP Senators an 'Expensive Headache'

    08/31/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 8/31/13 | Matthew Boyle
    In his Saturday Playbook email, Politico’s Mike Allen defended GOP establishment Senators like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Lamar Alexander and others facing Tea Party challengers as up against nothing more than an “expensive headache” they will defeat. Allen, a denizen of D.C. political establishment, highlighted two news stories to make his point: One from the New York Times, and the other from the Associated Press. The New York Times’ Jennifer Steinhauser reported with Jonathan Weisman on the front page of the Gray Lady on Saturday that “[d]espite their careful efforts, some of the best-known and most influential Republicans...
  • Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right

    08/26/2013 8:59:15 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Kim Severson
    LAKE WYLIE, S.C. — Some of the early shots in the Republican primary battle against Senator Lindsey Graham have been fired from this tiny community on the northern border of the state where the Civil War began. Mr. Graham's challengers so far in the Republican primary campaign include Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel. A small group called Carolina Conservatives United, one of dozens organized loosely under the flag of limited government, low taxes and strict adherence to the Constitution, sent out images last week of a milk carton bearing Mr. Graham’s face and asked Gov....
  • GOP Challenger's Ad Hits Lindsey Graham on Immigration, NSA Spying

    08/22/2013 5:30:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 8/21/13 | Tony Lee
    South Carolina state Senator Lee Bright, who is primarying Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), released an advertisement that hits Graham on his support for comprehensive immigration reform, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, and the National Security Agency's spying programs. The ad, titled "It's Time," plays a clip of Graham stating that he hoped comprehensive immigration reform would pass because, "we need new workers coming to this country," even though the Congressional Budget Office found the Senate bill, which Graham helped write as part of the Gang of Eight, would lower the wages of working class Americans. In the spot,...
  • Lee Bright alludes to questions about Lindsey Graham's sexuality in email

    08/23/2013 12:47:39 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 20 replies
    Charleston City Paper ^ | 08/22/2013 | Chris Haire
    Say what you will about S.C. state Sen. Lee Bright — he's a ban-the-Fed loon, a purveyor of right-wing paranoia porn, a goofball politico shunned by some members of his own party for his utter bubba-batshattery — the dude knows how to deliver a punch to his opponents. First, there was his classic Star Wars themed re-election ad which positively eviscerated his opponent Herni Thompson, and now there's his latest email blast in which he plays the "Is Lindsey Graham gay?" card. The email reads: Senator Lindsey Graham is not what he seems. He has been hiding a dark secret...
  • Red Statements Endorses Lee Bright for US Senate from SC

    08/18/2013 5:07:56 PM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 8 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 8-18-13 | Steven Ahle
    Red Statements recognizes the continuance of Lindsay Graham as senator from South Carolina is intolerable. We here in the Palmetto State need a representative who reflects our conservative values and who does not “go along to get along’ or wants the job to improve their personal desires. South Carolina needs Lee Bright. Lee Bright is not a follower, he is a leader. Glenn Beck’s, The Blaze asks if Lee Bright is the next Ted Cruz. The answer is a resounding yes. Bright has a 100% score from the South Carolina Club For Growth and a 92% conservative rating from the...
  • Opponent: Graham is 'Community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood'

    08/16/2013 3:25:52 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 5 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 08/14/2013 | GOPUSA
    State Sen. Lee Bright announced his candidacy Tuesday for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate, calling incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham "a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood." "During the (congressional) recess, when I would hope that he would be around folks in South Carolina, getting their feelings on so many issues that affect their lives, he has instead chosen to take his time to be a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood and that concerns me," Bright told supporters in a conference call. "He needs to spend more time listening to what the brothers in South Carolina...
  • Lee Bright Campaign Video (Lindsey Graham challenger)
  • State Sen. Bright opens US Senate campaign website, to challenge Lindsey Graham

    08/06/2013 12:00:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    ap ^ | 8/6/13 | staff
    <p>SPARTANBURG, S.C. - State Sen. Lee Bright has brought his campaign website online as he considers a Republican primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham next year.</p>
  • Graham to get two more primary challengers

    08/02/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    State Sen. Lee Bright, and the first female graduate of The Citadel, Nancy Mace, are both set to announce their candidacies against Graham, according to The State. Bright said Thursday that he will enter the race in the next two weeks, while Mace has set an announcement for Saturday at 9 a.m. Already in the race is former congressional candidate Richard Cash.
  • Lee Bright: A true conservative to unseat H1B and amnesty-loving RINO traitor Lindsey Graham in SC

    05/07/2013 1:53:19 AM PDT · by Javeth · 12 replies
    This has been brought up before, but now there's apparently a ground-swell of support and a full-fledged grass-roots movement, to draft true conservative Lee Bright as a primary challenger to treasonous RINO Lindsey Grahamnesty in South Carolina. Lindsey Graham has sold us out many times before, but now he's gone way too far in supporting an America-ruining immigration reform bill centered on increasing the H1B visa and amnesty, at a time when our economy is still reeling from 5 years of Obama's mismanagement and the Depression it's caused. In joining up with his fellow treasonous RINO's in the Gang of...
  • SC Sen. Bright readies for possible US Senate run

    04/06/2013 11:33:03 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 31 replies
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Lee Bright thinks America is at a vital crossroads and must make the right decisions to survive. The Spartanburg County lawmaker's political career seems to be at a similar juncture, as he decides whether to cash in on his conservative credentials and take on U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican primary. Bright hasn't definitively announced he is running. But he has thrown out plenty of signs. He spent the winter touring the state, holding public hearings for his bill eliminating the need for a permit to carry a gun in public. He...
  • Lee Bright to be on Gleen Beck Radio at 10:30 (Lindsey Graham potential primary)

    03/21/2013 7:02:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    I will be on Glenn Beck today at 10:30am. Make sure to tune in! You can listen live online