This is going to be pretty fun to watch. I agree with Rick Wilson who said that Graham should not be underestimated but he’s going to have to have a tough battle on his hands. Mace is young, attractive, and she proved she can put up a fight by becoming the first woman ever to graduate from The Citadel:
Nancy Mace announced Saturday she would challenge Sen. Lindsey Graham in next year’s Republican Party primary in South Carolina, as was widely expected.
The small business owner and first woman to graduate from the state’s feted military academy said earlier this week she would announce her intentions at the Berkeley County GOP breakfast in her home town of Goose Creek.
She tweeted: “Just officially announced my run for the U.S. Senate!” alongside her campaign hashtag #standwithmace.
She told the audience that Washington is too big, out of touch and isn’t working for the benefit of the country, the Associated Press reported.
In a statement posted on her campaign website, Mace cites the influence of President Ronald Reagan, adding: “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.
“We cannot change Washington unless we change who we send to Washington.”
Mace is anti-abortion, pro-Second Amendment and against “federal government intruding” into “families, churches and businesses.”
She runs a small public relations firm — working recently with Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Mick Mulvaney and state Senator Tom Davis — and became the first woman to graduate from The Citadel in 1999. She is the daughter of Brigadier General Emory Mace.