This weekend, the Republican Liberty Caucus sponsored two events in the Greenville-Spartanburg area: The Take Our Country Back 2012 rally in Greenville and the US Constitution Family Festival in Boiling Springs (just outside Spartanburg). We met lots of great constitutional conservative activists across the state who took time out of a busy football weekend to rally in support of smaller government and more freedom. We also got a chance to take their temperature on an upcoming state-wide race with major significance — the 2014 re-election bid for incumbent Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

Tom Davis

There have been a number of names thrown in the hat but perhaps the most well-known and most talked about potential challenger is South Carolina Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort).

So we did a hypothetical head-to-head straw poll between incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham and Tom Davis of those who stopped by our table this past weekend at both events. The results weren’t even close. Of the tea party and liberty Republican activists who voted, Tom Davis got 93.6% of the votes while Lindsey Graham only received 6.4% of the votes. The unpopularity of Lindsey Graham might not be surprising at tea party events, but the lopsided result was noteworthy — especially in light of the upstate being Lindsey Graham’s base of support.


Lindsey Graham (incumbent) – 6.4%
Tom Davis – 93.6%

 Other Possible Candidates

Besides Tom Davis, others have been rumored to be interested in running for US Senate in 2014, like South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg), Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05), and Congressman Tim Scott (R-SC-01), among others.

Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg)

Sen. Lee Bright, one of those rumored possible candidates, stopped by our table this weekend. Lee Bright was endorsed earlier this year by the Republican Liberty Caucus because he has the best rating from the Club for Growth and the Palmetto Liberty PAC in each of their respective scorecards. Bright also earned the top rating of the RLC veto scorecard which was released in late July. Bright went on to defeat a strong establishment-backed challenger earlier this year during the spring primary season.

Congressman Mick Mulvaney has a great record on fiscal issues in the US House of Representatives. Mulvaney was endorsed by the RLC in 2010 for election to the Fifth Congressional District where he went on to defeat incumbent Democrat Congressman John Spratt.

Tim Scott, who represents the lowcountry-based First Congressional District, is a rising star nationally in the Republican Party. Scott also has a good record on a number of fiscal issues.

So who do you support for Senate in 2014? Tell us in the comments below.


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  8. […] State Sen. Tom Davis stated that a top goal for 2014 was defeating Sen. Lindsey Graham. Plus the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina ran a straw poll in September 2012 which had Sen. Davis getting 93.6% of the vote; while Sen. Graham only received […]

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  10. Tom Davis isn’t even running against Graham lol, but Davis supports Nancy Mace!

  11. Chip McLean says:

    From what I can see, Lee Bright would make an excellent choice. I’ll however get behind anyone with constitutional principles who will run against Grahamnesty.

  12. […] Back Rally in Greenville and the Constitution Day Weekend Family Festival in Boiling Springs, over 93% of attendees preferred Tom Davis over Lindsey Graham for US Senate. And Lindsey Graham should have had the home field advantage in the […]

  13. Caleb Hamilton says:

    I’m voting for Tom Davis!

  14. Conner Lewis says:

    Any idea as to how many votes were cast?

  15. Conner Lewis says:

    I’d back Senator Davis 150%!

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