COLUMBIA, SC — State Sen. Lee Bright was declared the most conservative candidate in South Carolina's U.S. Senate primary on Monday night -- by the satirical news program "The Daily Show."
The challenge was among the three candidates and their backers that the show interviewed: GOP challenger Bill Connor; former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, who's backing incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham; and a pair of Bright supporters.
(No reps from the campaigns of the four other GOP Graham challengers -- Det Bowers, Richard Cash, Benjamin Dunn and Nancy Mace -- appeared in the segment.)
Graham was eliminated from the conservative-off because Inglis was the only person interviewed without a Constitution in his pocket. (He said he could look it up on his iPhone.)
The final decision was based on answers to a Rorschach test. Connor's answer of "patriotism" was bested by a Bright supporter's reply of "Chick-fil-A."
But state senator's supporters mixed hamburgers and chicken sandwiches with one of them saying earlier in the segment that: "Lee Bright is the beef, the full patty."
The Daily Show segment on "To the Right of the Right"