State Sen. Bright opens US Senate campaign website, to challenge Lindsey Graham
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.
The website asks people to sign up for Bright’s newsletter, promising to send them a video announcement the moment he decides to run against Graham. It includes the slogan: “Bright. For Liberty. For Senate.”
The Roebuck lawmaker says he is waiting to see how the field shapes up before making his formal announcement. Bright was elected to the Senate in 2008.
Two other candidates are already in the race. Anderson businessman Richard Cash and Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace agree with Bright that Graham is not conservative enough for South Carolina.
Graham was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002 after Strom Thurmond stepped aside.