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Published On: Wed, Aug 7th, 2013

Nancy Mace, first female Citadel graduate, to challenge Lindsey Graham for SC Senate seat

Businesswoman, Nancy Mace announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate Saturday in South Carolina to take on two-term incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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The first female graduate of The Citadel said at a Berkeley County GOP breakfast Saturday about her reason for running, “It’s simple, really. I believe this government is out of touch. Washington thinks it knows better than the people. The federal government has worked its way into nearly every corner of our lives, trying to solve every problem for us. And yet, we are still not better off for it.”

In an interview with Neil Cavuto Monday, concerning RINOs (Republicans in name only) and if they will hurt the Republican Party in the future, Mace said, “It’s not a matter of if it will hurt the party in the future. It already has.

“We lost in 2012. And some would say we lost because our nominee was too conservative. Well, I would argue we lost because we were not conservative enough and we fractured our party. And what we have to do as Republicans is come together. Every corner of the Republican Party needs to come together. And the one unifying factor that I think we all share is the Constitution.”

Mace also said Saturday after announcing her intention to run, “Running for political office was not my focus growing up. However, in the last decade or so, our government has taken a significant turn for the worse. Americans are waking up to the fact that our freedoms are being threatened.

“There are powerful forces in Washington that consider individual liberty passé and the Constitution dead letter. I believe our state desperately needs new leadership—someone who truly understands the challenges before us and what’s at stake and is willing to fight for the principles that make America great.”

Nancy is a wife, mother and small business owner. She is the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. She holds masters in mass communication from the University of Georgia. She is the author of In The Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel (Simon and Schuster, 2001). Nancy is the daughter of retired Army Brigadier General Emory Mace and educator Dr. Anne Mace, PhD.

In addition to Mace, also challenging Graham for his Senate seat are Richard Cash, a South Carolina businessman and it appears that State Sen. Lee Bright might throw his hat in the ring, although nothing is official….yet.

Senator Graham is currently in Egypt with fellow Armed Services committee member, Sen. John McCain.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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  1. atiboy15 says:

    If I lived in SC, I would vote for her. Anything to get that neocon dinosaur Graham out of office

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