A while back we posted an article regarding Det Bowers entering the race for Lindsey Graham's senate seat.

This past weekend, I was contacted by Joel Bowers (Det's son) about making some corrections.

First, Det Bowers was NOT the head of the democrat party in SC. Joel Bowers confirms that he was an influential operative for the South Carolina Democratic Party

Secondly, Det Bowers was the chair of Michael Dukakis campaign in 1988 and not 1984 as stated in the article.

Thanks Joel for clearing things up.


Not so long ago, Larry Risvold and Jeff Mattux posted a video making outrageous claims against Bill Connor and others regarding character. Soon after, they took to social media to attack Bill Connor on his military record.

We responded then:

After our response, Lee Bright's campaign put a stop to the antics of Larry and Jeff, who just happen to be on Bright's steering committee, and we didn't hear much from them... Until now

Lee Bright and his campaign staff, along with Leigh Evans, Jeff Mattux and Larry Risvold, have been attempting to strongarm the Unity Group (a collection of TEA Party and Conservative groups around South Carolina) into endorsing Bright for Senate.

The problem is, that group doesn't want to endorse Bright. In spite of the constant bullying from Bright supporters and volunteers.

The Bright campaign has been hammering social media with numerous misleading announcements from polling numbers to TEA Party endorsements to fraudulently claiming an endorsement by and founder Erick Erickson, which Erickson publicly denied.

The strategy of the Bright campaign is simple. Take the attention away from Bright's inability to raise money, his massive personal financial debt and his questionable spending of his campaign funds and making everyone think he's the top dog to face Lindsey Graham.

None of it has worked up to now so Bright's Bullies have been called on again.

Bright has seen an erosion of support from the moment Bill Connor announced he was entering the race and the Bright campaign now appears to be in a free-fall to oblivion. Jeff Mattux and Larry Risvold, with the aid of Leigh Evans, are trying to throw out a parachute.

This week's Sumter County TEA Party meeting looks to be the latest attempt to derail Bill Connor as the lead threat to Graham as Mattux and Risvold have prepared an ambush. They're already screaming on Facebook numerous accusations vs Connor including (again) attacking his military record. Risvold has already been removed and banned from the facebook account of the Sumter TEA Party, just one of several occasions these two have been removed from social media groups.

And the Bright campaign is doing nothing to stop it.

Its commonly thought that alcohol issues are responsible for much of the idiotic ramblings of Larry Risvold and Jeff Mattux and while we do feel some sympathy for those fighting alcoholism, the condoning of their actions by Lee Bright's campaign certainly leads many to question just what Lee's priorities are.

The national conservative groups have already stated emphatically that they will not be endorsing nor funding Lee Bright's campaign so, at this point, the campaign itself seems to be an exercise in futility.

Its almost as if their sole purpose is to be the guy that finishes second to Lindsey Graham.

Much like the 2012 Presidential race, a large group of Lee Bright's supporters were vocally idiotic for Ron Paul. And during that campaign, it always appeared to be the priority that Paul finish second.... or "not last".

As abysmal as that turned out, why are they using the same playbook?






Connor Gets Endorsed By Major National Tea Party Leader


February 25, 2014


In the South Carolina Republican primary race against Lindsey Graham, Graham challenger, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Connor has received an endorsement by a major national tea party leader.


Retired Major General Paul Vallely has given his endorsement via a 3 minute video (above) which he recently recorded and volunteered to publish.


Major General Paul Vallely ret

Major General Paul Vallely ret


Vallely has become one of the leading heroes of the tea party moment over the last few years.  Vallely retired from the Army after serving is in such positions as Deputy Commanding General, Pacific Command. Vallely is now the Senior Military Analyst for Fox News, and also is the founder of Stand Up America, a PAC which seeks to restore the American republic and to replace establishment republicans with constitutional conservatives in Washington. Stand Up America describes itself as “The Standard Bearer for the Conservancy of the Constitution”.  Vallely also serves as the Military Committee Chairman for the Center for Security Policy.


Vallely spends much of his time traveling the nation speaking at tea party events and forums like the South Carolina State Tea Party Coalition Convention held in Myrtle Beach a few weeks ago where Vallely participated in a panel discussion on national security and the current state of the US military.


Major General Paul Vallely Ret at the SC State Tea Party Convention

Major General Paul Vallely Ret at the SC State Tea Party Convention


Vallely has in many ways become a central figure in the tea party movement with his unwavering and unapologetic resolve in publically calling on Americans to oppose the “tyranny” of President Obama and his administration, as well as calling out republican leaders like John Boehner for doing little or nothing to oppose it.  Vallely has called for a massive march on Washington where US citizens would send an unmistakable message that they will no longer tolerate the destruction of their country in what he calls “the most critical time in our history.”



NBC, especially through their Democratic Party Campaign Arm MSNBC, has long shown its willingness to shill for the Democrats and, especially in this case, support RINOs that are very helpful to their agenda. Their get out the vote campaign in South Carolina will be ramping up soon urging democrats to cross party lines and vote in the Republican primary for Lindsey Graham

That's no surprise at all.

Sunday however, they decided to pick on Bill Connor over his new ad airing on statewide TV blasting Lindsey Graham for his love of Hillary Clinton and her statesmanship.

Lindsey Graham is shown in the video as saying Hillary is a fine "role model" and one of the "greatest amabassadors of his lifetime".

Now that should be expected from Jim Clyburn, the lone democrat representing South Carolina in Washington. Lindsey Graham runs as a Republican though and his Hillary Love is not sitting well with conservatives. Nor should it be.

The panel says Bill Connor is "too conservative".

What's that say about Lindsey Graham?


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