Lee Bright draws primary challenger

The shenanigans of state Sen. Lee Bright have attracted a primary challenger for next year:

Greer businessman David McCraw is challenging state Sen. Lee Bright for the Republican nomination next year for Senate District 12, pointing to Bright’s support of the Confederate flag and his failure to back a GOP roads plan.McCraw

McCraw, 48, said “while our roads were crumbling,” Bright worked on legislation for an independent currency and supported the flag when most senators voted to remove it from the Statehouse grounds.

“Lee Bright has done an awful lot of talking, but very little doing,” McCraw said. “This month the General Assembly concluded their work for the year with very little to show for it. Partisan bickering and an attitude of self-promotion and political grandstanding instead of cooperation means that we still do not have a plan to improve our roads; it means that you will not see any decrease in your tax bills this year; and it means another year will go by without any real ethics reform. We deserve better from our elected officials. That is why I am running for Senate.”…

Interestingly, the Spartanburg paper’s report on this development didn’t mention the flag a single time. Which was odd. But it did mention another of Bright’s more notorious stands:

“It really shocked me when (Bright) suggested an independent currency for South Carolina,” McCraw said. “It’s one of the most ridiculous ideas I’ve ever heard. We are a global economy.”

Yep, that one was a doozy, too…


5 thoughts on “Lee Bright draws primary challenger

  1. Doug Ross

    “while our roads were crumbling,”

    Somebody get these people a thesaurus, please. Every time someone wants to raise taxes, they have to use the word crumbling to describe the roads.

    1. Barry

      Good. They should.

      I am glad to pay more. Sick of the crap I have to drive on every day of the week as I travel over 51,000 miles a year on my job in this state.

      My car goes to the shop Thurs morning for the 4th time this year due to alignment and axle issues due to road issues.

  2. Karen Pearson

    We’ll know the day after elections the political values of those in the upstate.

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