Bill Connor announces Tea Party endorsements in bid for US Senate

Posted by JAMIE SELF on April 11, 2014 

— U.S. Senate hopeful Bill Connor on Friday announced endorsements from four Tea Party activists who chair patriot groups around the state and more than 30 other Tea Party activists.

The Tea Party leaders endorsing Connor include:

Janet Spencer who chairs Carolina Patriots in North Myrtle Beach; Charlotte Hendrix who chairs Tea Party Patriots Florence; Pay Dansbury who chairs the Bluffton Tea Party; and Linda Ensor who chairs Lowcountry Conservatives in Action in Summerville.

Connor is one of six Republicans competing against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, in June's GOP primary.

Columbia pastor Det Bowers, state Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, Easley businessman Richard Cash, Columbia attorney Benjamin Dunn, and Charleston PR executive Nancy Mace also are running.

Some of the candidates have been actively courting Tea Party leaders across the state.

Bright announced endorsements from 13 Tea Party activists in February.

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