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UPDATE: Lindsey Graham Gets Possible Challenger: Gay GOProud Tea Party Activist

by David Badash on March 11, 2013

in News,Politics

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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham may get a primary challenge from a gay GOProud Tea Party activist. Bruce Carroll, who writes the little-read blog, GayPatriot, and is known on Twitter by that name, announced today he is resigning from GOProud, where he says he was just elected Vice Chairman, to supposedly consider running for the U.S. Senate as a challenger to the two-term junior Senator from South Carolina.

“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,” Carroll writes at GayPatriot, adding:

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.

Carroll’s article was posted at 10:30 AM ET today. A look at his Twitter account (image, above) at about 11:00 AM today shows his bio reads:

America’s leading gay conservative voice. Snarky & controversial. Love my country, my dogs & country music. The next junior Senator from SC.

Apparently in Tea Party land, “adequate time” to consider a run for one of the highest offices in the land takes 30 minutes.

Surprisingly, there was no mention of a “check-in” with God to make sure a run was His will.

Lindsey Graham is likely jumping for joy.

UPDATE: Apparently, even Carroll recognizes his hastiness and arrogance. His Twitter bio is changed yet again:

GayPatriot (GayPatriot) on Twitter

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lingin March 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Well, someone has to say it and it might as well be me.

You mean there are going to be TWO gay candidates for the South Carolina Republican Senatorial nomination?

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