Friday letters: Graham faces real conservatives

April 11, 2014 

Budget Battle Obama

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J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE — AP

What do Lee Bright, Richard Cash, Bill Connor and Nancy Mace have in common? They are four decent, true conservatives who are seeking to unseat Lindsey Graham in the June 10 Republican primary.

While they don’t have the millions of dollars that Graham will lavish on this race, they do share some positive characteristics: None of them has spent 20 years inside the beltway, none of them has been co-opted by the Washington establishment, and none of them is a subservient tool of the Obama administration.

Voters interested in what real conservative candidates look like should check out their websites. None of them is particularly extreme.

Instead, they bear strong resemblance to former Sen. Jim DeMint, a greatly popular and widely respected political figure. None of them will cozy up to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry or Barack Obama.

The voters have a real choice in the GOP primary. They can either vote for Graham, as always a tired and uninspiring pick, or they can take the plunge with one of these exciting and solidly conservative challengers. For any red-blooded conservative, this shouldn’t be a tough call.

Carolyn Miller

Aiken

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