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ELECTION 2014: Bill Connor names steering committee

01/28/2014 3:54 PM

01/28/2014 4:07 PM

U.S. senate candidate Bill Connor announced a statewide steering committee on Tuesday. The Orangeburg attorney is one of four candidates challenging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary:

• Stephen Brown, Greenville, Former County GOP Chairman
• Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Colby Broadwater, Charleston, President of the American College of the Building Arts
• Major Gen. (Ret.) Paul Vallely, Fox News Military Analyst, Founder of Stand Up America
• Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bill Cowan, Fox News Military Analyst, Vietnam Veteran
• Becky Risher, Beaufort
• Victor Webster, Florence
• Dean Fowler, Florence, County Treasurer
• Nikki Trawick, Columbia, President of North East Republican Women
• Maj. (Ret.) Walter “Ashby” Rhame, Sumter, Former County GOP Ex. Committee Member, Vietnam Veteran
• Christina Jeffery, Spartanburg, Former 4th District GOP Congressional Candidate, Professor at Wofford College
• Jim Pratt, Columbia, Former 6th District GOP Congressional Nominee
• Bill Hancock, West Columbia
• Lt. Col. (Ret.) Ken Glasson, Mt. Pleasant, City Councilman, 2010 GOP Congressional Candidate
• Jim Ulmer, Orangeburg, County GOP Chairman
• Tammy Shoffstall, Tega Cay, York County GOP Activist
• Lt. Colonel (Ret.) John Nelson, Gaston, Calhoun County Council Member
• Laura Best, Myrtle Beach, Founding member of Conservatives for Responsible Government
• Bren Gibson, North Myrtle Beach, President of Conservatives for Responsible Government
• Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John B. Allen, Columbia, American Legion Commander
• Javan Browder, Taylors, Upstate Conservative Activist, Editor of
• Chuck Collins, North Myrtle Beach, Horry County Executive Committeeman
• Larry Bateman, Spartanburg, Former County GOP Vice Chairman
• W. Thomas Smith, Columbia, Columnist, Author, Military Analyst, former U.S. Marine Corps
• Curtis Stewart, Columbia
• Trevor Loudon, International Speaker, Author of "Enemies Within"
• Roy Lindsey, Orangeburg, County GOP Executive Committee
• Krista Cogdill, Greenville, Former GOP candidate for Lt. Governor in 2010
• Gregory Day Shorey III, Belton
• Daniel Cassidy, Columbia, Senior Appointee in the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

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