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May 6, 2014

Daily Show picks most conservative SC senate candidate

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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"

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