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Open Letter to South Carolina Voters, GayPatriot Readers and GOProud Members

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:30 am - March 11, 2013.
Filed under: #GayPatriotForSenate,2014 Elections,GOProud

It is with mixed feelings that I announce my resignation this morning from the gay conservative group GOProud that I helped found in 2009.  I was recently elected Vice Chairman of the organization in order to concentrate on expanding GOProud’s chapters and grassroots strength nationwide.

Last week, speculation grew in South Carolina and on social media outlets about my interest in challenging incumbent US Senator Lindsey Graham who has been in Congress for 18 years.

In the spirit of transparency and honesty, I informed my fellow GOProud board members that I could not dedicate the time to the organization while I seriously considered the effort it will take to challenge Senator Graham in the 2014 Primary.  

I felt it best to resign from GOProud in advance of the CPAC conference this week so that my position in GOProud would not be a distraction from my serious deliberations regarding my potential future plans in South Carolina public service.

I wish only the best to my colleagues and fellow supporters of GOProud moving forward and I’ll always do what I can to be helpful from the crowd.

Over the next few weeks, I will be studying the resources, time and effort it would take to do my part in holding Lindsey Graham accountable for his voting record and his attitude toward the voters in South Carolina.  

This is important: I do not make major decisions hastily; I will take adequate time to realistically look at all of the evidence (pro and con) and consult with a diverse group of people that I trust and that also have the best interests of South Carolina at heart as I do.

If I believe I could provide a serious alternative to Senator Graham for the voters of South Carolina, and I can find the financial and moral support to join me in that effort, then I will take those next formal steps needed to do so.

Someone needs to be the Conscience of South Carolina’s Voters during the 2014 Primary.  I hope I can accept that challenge.

Sincerely,

Bruce M. Carroll Jr.
York, South Carolina

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110 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, I am still across the line in Charlotte. Otherwise, I would love the opportunitty to cast a vote against Graham. Good luck should you decide to run.

    Comment by Ed — March 11, 2013 @ 10:37 am - March 11, 2013

  2. Ponder and assess thoughtfully which will hopefully result in a decision to run. I’m in VA and will donate. Graham must go! We also need gay conservatives in Congress!

    Comment by Karen — March 11, 2013 @ 10:51 am - March 11, 2013

  3. You are a brave man and a patriot! (tips hat)

    Comment by geena — March 11, 2013 @ 10:56 am - March 11, 2013

  4. I think you’re awesome! Thanks for running, I wish I could vote for you!!
    Elk Moon

    Comment by Elk Moon — March 11, 2013 @ 11:07 am - March 11, 2013

  5. Wish I was a North Carolina voter.

    Comment by Mike — March 11, 2013 @ 11:09 am - March 11, 2013

  6. Thanks Bruce. You’re doing what you think is right, and more power to you for it.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — March 11, 2013 @ 11:14 am - March 11, 2013

  7. Good luck, I hope you will run!

    Comment by gigg — March 11, 2013 @ 11:17 am - March 11, 2013

  8. I stand behind you, whatever you decide. This country could use your voice and level headed thinking.

    #IstandWithGayPatriot

    Comment by ladyliberty1885 — March 11, 2013 @ 11:20 am - March 11, 2013

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  10. Versus Grahmnesty? Yeah, I’d vote for you in a heartbeat. Keep us posted and tell us where to send campaign contributions.

    Comment by Laura — March 11, 2013 @ 11:22 am - March 11, 2013

  11. Wow, impressive, but do you realize the cesspool you are stepping into? I think it would be beyond amazing to have you as senator from SC. At the moment it all feels like a dream – let’s hope it doesn’t turn into a nightmare for you.

    Comment by Leah — March 11, 2013 @ 11:36 am - March 11, 2013

  12. Good luck and may your deliberations show you the way forward.

    Comment by Passing By — March 11, 2013 @ 11:42 am - March 11, 2013

  13. Awesome! I want to work on this campaign!

    Comment by NJ libertarian (@BadMesmer) — March 11, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - March 11, 2013

  14. Well if I was a democrat I’d vote for you…
    (For the dim, I live in Ohio)

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 11, 2013 @ 12:17 pm - March 11, 2013

  15. [...] From Bruce Carroll, aka GayPatriot: [...]

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  16. Someone has to ask Pandseygram why, while Rand Paul was in the senate fighting for liberty, he was scheming with the President to raise taxes and spending.

    Comment by V the K — March 11, 2013 @ 12:27 pm - March 11, 2013

  17. Don’t vote AGAINST Graham… Vote FOR Bruce.

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — March 11, 2013 @ 12:29 pm - March 11, 2013

  18. [...] challenging Graham. Carroll would be running to the right of Graham on most issues. An excerpt from his post outlining his possible [...]

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  19. [...] From Bruce Carroll, aka GayPatriot: [...]

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  20. [...] for his voting record and his attitude toward the voters in South Carolina,” Carroll said in a post on Gaypatriot.net. “This is important: I do not make major decisions hastily; I will take adequate time to [...]

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  21. That can’t be an easy decision. Good luck if you decide to run!

    Comment by Kurt — March 11, 2013 @ 1:42 pm - March 11, 2013

  22. I know a REALLY GOOD graphic designer who would love to help you with your campaign. Hint hint…

    Comment by Bastiat Fan — March 11, 2013 @ 1:44 pm - March 11, 2013

  23. Good Luck!! Do run and do win! Lindsey Graham is a chameleon. At times he comes across as a conservative but the RINO shows through. I can´t forgive how he gushed over Sonia Sotomayer during the hearing. He bought her bs that if Manuel Estrada were the nominee she´d support him. Lately, his put down of Senator Rand Paul ´s filibuster was uncalled for.

    Comment by Roberto — March 11, 2013 @ 1:47 pm - March 11, 2013

  24. We need senators with integrity. It also helps if they actually know what’s going on. You have a long track record showing both qualities. All the best in your campaign, should you definitely decide to run.

    Comment by Lori Heine — March 11, 2013 @ 1:51 pm - March 11, 2013

  25. [...] CPAC over the ACU’s decision to deny GOProud sponsorship of the conference. Carroll says he is resigning his post with the organization in favor of pursuing this [...]

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  26. [...] Carroll, aka GayPatriot, is considering a primary run against Sen. Lindsey [...]

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  27. [...] Here’s the whole post. [...]

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  28. A self-loathing Homocon vs. a prissy little closet case. You gotta just LOVE it!

    Comment by Walt — March 11, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - March 11, 2013

  29. [...] morning Carroll announced his resignation from the board of GOProud, an organization he helped found in 2009. He is serious about challenging [...]

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  30. [...] blogger Bruce Carroll has penned an open letter explaining why he has decided to resign from GoProud just prior to [...]

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  31. Please do run. Should you decide to run, you can count me as one very willing volunteer in the Upstate. This clown of a senator has convinced me it is way past time to get involved in the process by doing more than just voting.

    Comment by Kevin — March 11, 2013 @ 3:35 pm - March 11, 2013

  32. [...] Here’s the whole post. [...]

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  33. [...] From Bruce Carroll, aka GayPatriot: [...]

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  34. I WILL gladly contribute to your campaign.

    I will also vote as many times as is necessary in South Carolina as you need. Can’t let a little thing like I live in Georgia get in the way. LOL

    Good luck – Lindsey is one RINO that MUST be replaced.

    Comment by mixitup — March 11, 2013 @ 3:54 pm - March 11, 2013

  35. I can’t vote in SC, but I can support you with campaign contributions!

    Comment by Mary — March 11, 2013 @ 4:02 pm - March 11, 2013

  36. [...] CPAC over the ACU’s decision to deny GOProud sponsorship of the conference. Carroll says he is resigning his post with the organization in favor of pursuing this [...]

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  37. I unfortunately don’t live in SC, but I wish all the luck in the world and God bless.

    Comment by Jonathan Gillispie — March 11, 2013 @ 5:05 pm - March 11, 2013

  38. will be a future SC voter and hopefully will be reelecting you many times someday…good luck!!!!

    Comment by Leslie — March 11, 2013 @ 5:08 pm - March 11, 2013

  39. Best wishes to you, Bruce. I can’t vote for you either since I’m out here in Colorado. Wish you were thinking of running out here–this state is turning blue before my eyes.

    Comment by NOT a Liberal Mom — March 11, 2013 @ 5:35 pm - March 11, 2013

  40. [...] CPAC over the ACU’s decision to deny GOProud sponsorship of the conference. Carroll says he is resigning his post with the organization in favor of pursuing this [...]

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  41. Way out in Montana, so can’t vote for you, but wish you the best of luck. I hope, should you decide to run, you sail right into the Senate.

    Comment by Kate — March 11, 2013 @ 6:14 pm - March 11, 2013

  42. [...] Carroll, one of my favourite bloggers, announced that he is seriously considering challenging Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican primary for [...]

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  43. Although I can’t vote for you I will contribute to your campaign even though I am retired and resources are limited. I discussed a contribution with my wife and she agrees. I have followed your blog for several years and you are a conservative.

    Comment by David — March 11, 2013 @ 6:28 pm - March 11, 2013

  44. Good luck, GP! I only know you from Twitter and your blog but if I lived in your fair state I would work for your campaign. As it is, I’m hoping to be able to donate. Also good luck wishes go to JCinQC as being a political spouse can be difficult. Much <3.

    Comment by moshpitsoccermom — March 11, 2013 @ 6:44 pm - March 11, 2013

  45. Godspeed

    Comment by crosspatch — March 11, 2013 @ 6:45 pm - March 11, 2013

  46. Ouch! Average Senate seat costs $10.5 million to win:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cost-u-s-senate-seat-10-5-million-article-1.1285491

    Comment by crosspatch — March 11, 2013 @ 7:09 pm - March 11, 2013

  47. Run Bruce Run!!

    … and have someone get the word out about the PAC once it’s up and running.

    Comment by SoCalChick — March 11, 2013 @ 7:15 pm - March 11, 2013

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  50. Living in Kansas and not working for ACORN, I won’t be able to vote for Bruce but I wish him well. Is Dan contemplating a run against DiFi?

    I figured that when the time came, I’d send a “best I can do” contribution to whoever runs against Grahamnesty but if Bruce makes the jump, I’d be able to donate “for” instead of just “against”.

    Best wishes!

    Comment by KCRob — March 11, 2013 @ 8:01 pm - March 11, 2013

  51. Run, Bruce, Run!!

    And I want to be there personally during the first debate between you and Grahamnesty when you turn to him and ask: “So tell me, Senator – why do you embrace Obama when your colleague Rand Paul needed your moral support on the floor of the Senate during his fillibuster?”

    THAT will leave a mark. Trust me.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — March 11, 2013 @ 8:09 pm - March 11, 2013

  52. [...] to Bruce Carroll:I felt it best to resign from GOProud in advance of the CPAC conference this week so that my position in GOProud [...]

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  53. As someone who is praying for South Carolina to retire Lindsay Graham in 2014, let me say, Best of Luck and Thank You for considering taking the time and effort to run.

    Many of us are very much behind you, no matter what you choose to do.

    God Speed.

    Comment by Alec J — March 11, 2013 @ 8:34 pm - March 11, 2013

  54. [...] I felt it best to resign from GOProud in advance of the CPAC conference this week so that my position in GOProud would not be a distraction from my serious deliberations regarding my potential future plans in South Carolina public service. I wish only the best to my colleagues and fellow supporters of GOProud moving forward and I’ll always do what I can to be helpful from the crowd. Over the next few weeks, I will be studying the resources, time and effort it would take to do my part in holding Lindsey Graham accountable for his voting record and his attitude toward the voters in South Carolina.  [...]

    Pingback by Remember the Name Bruce Carroll South Carolina | The Daley Gator — March 11, 2013 @ 9:08 pm - March 11, 2013

  55. Test

    Comment by Jack Johnson — March 11, 2013 @ 9:23 pm - March 11, 2013

  56. Come on, man. No offense to gays, but this is South Carolina.

    A gay Republican all but guarantees Graham’s re-election.

    Comment by John Mosby — March 11, 2013 @ 9:25 pm - March 11, 2013

  57. [...] Patriot on Twitter) would get my vote. I wouldn’t even have to think twice. Now Bruce Carroll is seriously considering challenging Graham. It’s become such an issue in Carroll’s life that he’s resigned from GOProud in [...]

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  58. I have been reading your site for a while. Although I live in NC, I will donate to your campaign.

    Time to get rid of the RINOs

    Comment by NCCons — March 11, 2013 @ 9:57 pm - March 11, 2013

  59. I don’t care if you’re straight, gay, or purple – if you’re a true conservative you have my support! It wouldn’t bother me to let the labels go to the wayside and vote/discuss just the issues.

    Comment by J — March 11, 2013 @ 10:00 pm - March 11, 2013

  60. Living in California, I have the opportunity to deal with a number of SCers. They are all completely done with Graham.

    With due respect to John (@54), Nikki Haley and Tim Scott might beg to differ.

    Good luck with your deliberations. Fortunately, there are a lot of non-SCers who see Graham as a national problem and will happily support your run.

    Comment by Rob in SD — March 11, 2013 @ 10:02 pm - March 11, 2013

  61. Yea!!!

    I’ve read this blog for years and had no idea you were just up the road. DO IT!!

    I’m excited and thrilled that you would challenge this squish. ‘Bout frickin’ time someone did.

    Comment by BLWitt — March 11, 2013 @ 10:06 pm - March 11, 2013

  62. [...] M. Carroll Jr., 44 years old, announced on his blog, GayPatriot.net, that he was resigning from GOProud, a group he helped found, in order to focus on a possible [...]

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  63. As a life long Greenvillian, I wish you the best. Due to a recent job change, I will not be in SC to vote, but I am sure that you will do well. Good luck and the best to you.

    Comment by Dr. Josh — March 11, 2013 @ 10:10 pm - March 11, 2013

  64. Before I jump in…are you committed to the preservation of the Constitution? Would you subjugate the agenda of the gay community–temporarily–to further the ideals of liberty as outlined in the Constituion? Do you think of the 2nd amendment is an uncompromising right? Do you believe in states’ rights even if they choose to not further the gay agenda?

    If you answer yes to all of the above, then I will have to send you a ton of money.

    Comment by Kennyboy — March 11, 2013 @ 10:11 pm - March 11, 2013

  65. From Northern Virginia, please run! Flimsy Graham is loathsome.

    Comment by Lee — March 11, 2013 @ 10:19 pm - March 11, 2013

  66. Are we allowed to say Lindsey Graham delenda est?

    Comment by Rick67 — March 11, 2013 @ 10:21 pm - March 11, 2013

  67. Nothing matters more than money so when you get legal and post your site we’ll be sending it in. Just make sure you’re prepared to go all the way to the finish.

    Comment by Richard Bell — March 11, 2013 @ 10:52 pm - March 11, 2013

  68. Good luck… let me know if you need any help from me- a friendly post, campaign donation (small one!), or help from other blogger friends I may have.

    Comment by A Conservative Teacher — March 11, 2013 @ 10:57 pm - March 11, 2013

  69. Where can I send my check?

    Comment by Dan Fitzgerald — March 11, 2013 @ 11:15 pm - March 11, 2013

  70. Bruce, I’ve been a fan of yours for a few years now. I’ll never bea big money guy, but I throw a few bucks to deserving Senate and House candidates around the country. I’d support a random Joe or Jane against the Feckless Crapweasel Grahamnesty. You, I’d happily support in both $ and online kudos. One more vote for doing it from this Conservatarian Texan!

    Comment by Bikermailman — March 12, 2013 @ 12:52 am - March 12, 2013

  71. [...] Below is Bruce Carroll’s letter as posted on GayPatriot: [...]

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  72. [...] Below is Bruce Carroll’s letter as posted on GayPatriot: [...]

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  73. Bruce, met you for the first time on 2/25/13 at the dinner in Glendale. YOU GO MAN! Soon as you have a finance committee set up, let us know so we can donate. Look forward to seeing you at a GP dinner when we can call you Mr. Senator. Best of luck, the country needs you

    Comment by John in Palm Springs — March 12, 2013 @ 1:56 am - March 12, 2013

  74. Good fortune to you. I pray you success.

    Comment by Larry — March 12, 2013 @ 4:06 am - March 12, 2013

  75. Yay! I live in South Carolina. You got my vote!

    Comment by lee — March 12, 2013 @ 4:22 am - March 12, 2013

  76. [...] their leader, Bruce Carroll, announced that he is leaving his post on the board of GOProud to go show that paragon of tough guy butchness [...]

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  77. [...] announced his decision in an open letter to South Carolina voters, Gay Patriot Readers and GOProud members. ”If I believe I could [...]

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  78. Glad to cast my vote in your favor. And I live smack in the middle of South Carolina. Graham needs to be gone.

    Comment by Scott Lassiter — March 12, 2013 @ 5:54 am - March 12, 2013

  79. Dear Bruce
    I can’t vote for you, but I sure will donate to your campaign if you run against Lindsey Graham on a platform of Constitutional conservatism.
    Go for it. Lindsey McCain Jr. has to go.
    Regards
    Tony

    Comment by anthony sansone — March 12, 2013 @ 7:27 am - March 12, 2013

  80. Wow, that’s awesome! Good luck & God Bless!

    Comment by Annie — March 12, 2013 @ 7:36 am - March 12, 2013

  81. Best wishes to you, and I hope to get to say hello at CPAC or BlogBash!

    Comment by Jackie Wellfonder — March 12, 2013 @ 8:13 am - March 12, 2013

  82. Lets face the truth any gay or lesbian that votes GOP should be compared to a Jew voting for the nazi party!
    Never in history has there been a president that has advanced our cause more than Prez. Obama and the Domocrats.
    Lets be honest Prez.Reagan could not even use the word AIDS while his friend Rock Hudson was on his last breath.
    Anyway our fight for equality most likely will be won this year but let’s remember the ones that stood with us.
    It were the churches and the GOP who denigrated us gays!

    Comment by Willemstad — March 12, 2013 @ 8:33 am - March 12, 2013

  83. [...] Lindsey Graham has been busy ticking off quite a few of the conservative faithful lately, whether it’s attacking Rand Paul or dining with the President. Thus, it’s no surprise if there are rumblings about a primary challenge for his seat next year. But it may come as a surprise to some observers if the challenge comes from the ranks of GOProud’s officers. Enter Bruce Carroll. [...]

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  84. I’d vote for you, except that I live in Florida. Good luck.

    Comment by BigGator5 — March 12, 2013 @ 8:52 am - March 12, 2013

  85. [...] announced his preference in an open letter to South Carolina voters, Gay Patriot Readers and GOProud members. ”If we trust we could yield a [...]

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  86. The more I hear Sen Graham, the more he needs to go. So, I will pray that God guide your decision making and should you choose to run, I will support as I can.

    Comment by Woody Feliciano — March 12, 2013 @ 9:01 am - March 12, 2013

  87. With due respect to John (@54), Nikki Haley and Tim Scott might beg to differ.

    Governor Haley & Senator Scott are gay? Who knew?!

    Comment by RSG — March 12, 2013 @ 9:13 am - March 12, 2013

  88. I have some disagreements with you Bruce, but being a Virginia voter and not very familiar with South Carolina issues I couldn’t say what would be best for your state. I will say though that I wish you the best, mostly because Graham needs to be challenged IMO given his record. At least this has the added bonus of making CPAC squirm and libertarian-minded folks smile after Graham’s recent comments about Rand Paul.

    Comment by JohnAGJ — March 12, 2013 @ 10:10 am - March 12, 2013

  89. [...] …If I believe I could provide a serious alternative to Senator Graham for the voters of South Carolina, and I can find the financial and moral support to join me in that effort, then I will take those next formal steps needed to do so.   LINK [...]

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  90. Is there a site where we can donate? (I may have to go back to work full time)
    COrwin

    Comment by corwin — March 12, 2013 @ 12:18 pm - March 12, 2013

  91. Just in the fact that it would make South Carolina’s two Senators a black man and a gay man makes it worth it. Getting rid of Graham would just be a bonus.

    Comment by Mark Noonan — March 12, 2013 @ 12:44 pm - March 12, 2013

  92. [...] GayPatriot » Open Letter to South Carolina Voters, GayPatriot Readers and GOProud Members [...]

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  93. [...] Carroll, one of my favourite bloggers, announced1 that he is seriously considering challenging Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican primary for [...]

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  94. A self-loathing Homocon vs. a prissy little closet case. You gotta just LOVE it!

    Boring.

    Lets face the truth any gay or lesbian that votes GOP should be compared to a Jew voting for the nazi party!

    You are a lunatic.

    Never in history has there been a president that has advanced our cause more than Prez. Obama and the Domocrats.

    Whatever your cause is, I’m pretty sure most gay conservatives don’t believe in it.

    By the way, good luck, Bruce.

    Comment by Rattlesnake — March 12, 2013 @ 5:48 pm - March 12, 2013

  95. Best of luck, Bruce! I’d love to see you beat Graham.

    Comment by Kim — March 12, 2013 @ 6:43 pm - March 12, 2013

  96. You and Trey Gowdy will be the only politicians to whom I donate in 2014. Best of luck.

    Comment by Brenda — March 12, 2013 @ 7:55 pm - March 12, 2013

  97. Another Virginia Reader that would be delighted to see you run. Keep us posted. You’d be great!

    Comment by Nancy — March 12, 2013 @ 9:48 pm - March 12, 2013

  98. [...] effort it will take to challenge Senator Graham in the  2014 primary,” Carroll writes in an open  letter on gaypatriot.net Monday morning. “Over the next few weeks, I  will be studying the [...]

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  99. [...] the US state of South Carolina, Bruce Carroll, an openly gay Tea Party member, announced in a blog post that he is 'seriously considering' running against Republican incumbent Senator [...]

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  100. File Bruce!! We need a conservative in office!! I could give a crap what your sexual orientation is. Please. I Can’t stand Lindsey Graham…he never answers any emails…sends out a form letter that his office received it. That’s it. I’ve only written 3 times in 6 years, and same form letter reply each time.
    I wrote Mark Sandford when my son was being bullied and her wrote me right back and said they were working on a law. AND he signed it “Mark”. THAT’S the response we want.

    Comment by marianna — March 13, 2013 @ 12:21 pm - March 13, 2013

  101. Hey, promise that, if you win, you’ll make NDT your press secretary.

    Comment by V the K — March 13, 2013 @ 10:11 pm - March 13, 2013

  102. Hey, promise that, if you win, you’ll make NDT your press secretary.

    Oh, now wouldn’t that be great! It would be Rahm Emmanuel-meets-Ron Ziegler. Every. Day.

    Comment by RSG — March 13, 2013 @ 11:56 pm - March 13, 2013

  103. [...] earlier this week he said he would be making that decision by the end of the summer — hence, leading him to resign from the board of GOProud, which he co-founded — on Thursday he said the decision will come [...]

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  104. no fucking chance. don’t waste your fucking money

    Comment by oldjoe — March 14, 2013 @ 8:28 pm - March 14, 2013

  105. Yes, just what we need; yet another elected official who doesn’t understand the word compromise, or fails to understand it’s one of the major lynchpins that not only got American started, but also has been a major part of keeping the country going for 237 years.

    homocon vs. prissy little cloest case. heh heh, love that.

    Comment by Kevin — March 15, 2013 @ 12:29 am - March 15, 2013

  106. [...] earlier this week he said he would be making that decision by the end of the summer — hence, leading him to resign from the board of GOProud, which he co-founded — on Thursday he said the decision will come [...]

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  107. [...] CPAC over the ACU’s decision to deny GOProud sponsorship of the conference. Carroll says he is resigning his post with the organization in favor of pursuing this [...]

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  108. Ah once again, Kevin shows up unarmed with facts.

    Bruce, I hope you take up Glenn Beck’s challenge and go on his radio show.

    Comment by The_Livewire — March 15, 2013 @ 11:58 am - March 15, 2013

  109. Best of luck to you, Bruce. I’m one of your biggest fans. Would love to see you do this.

    Comment by Alan — March 16, 2013 @ 10:24 am - March 16, 2013

  110. I hope you do run. I live out of your area but would be happy to contribute to a challenger to Lindsay Graham.

    Comment by Janice — March 16, 2013 @ 8:41 pm - March 16, 2013

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