Lee Bright Launches Senate Campaign Website

State Senator Lee Bright appears ready to make it official.

In a sign he's about to join the list of those challenging Lindsey Graham, State Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) has launched a website for his fledgling campaign, BrightforSenate.com.

Bright has made no secret of his interest in taking on Graham and has long been rumored as a possible opponent. If announces his candidacy, he'll be the third person to officially join the race to unseat Graham.

Businesswoman Nancy Mace announced her plans to run on Saturday and Richard Cash entered the fray in the Spring.

As Patch first reported on Friday, former Lt. Gov. candidate Bill Connor appears set to make it a fourth opponent for Graham, who has held the seat since 2002.

Bright has not been shy about staking out controversial positions in the past.

In 2011, Bright proposed legislation for South Carolina to have its own currency.

Bright was the chair of Rep. Michelle Bachmann's presidential campaign in South Carolina when he called for the state to consider secession from the rest of the country.

He also proposed a bill to ban Shariah law in South Carolina courts even though there had been no known examples of the law being used previously.

This past legislative session, Bright proposed legislation to call for the instruction of shooting guns in schools. He also was one of the strongest voices for the nullification of Obamacare. 

Speaking to Univ. of South Carolina students in April about campus safety, Bright said more people die from hot dogs in a year than guns.

Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed Bright's re-election bid in 2012.

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