RLC Endorses Bright for US Senate

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CHARLESTON, SC -- The Republican Liberty Caucus today announced its endorsement of Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg, SC) for US Senate in the seat currently held by US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). This marks the first significant national endorsement in this particular race.

“Sen. Lee Bright is a friend of liberty who knows the issues that South Carolinians care about. As businessman who understands all too well the difficult economic times, Lee Bright stands for economic liberty,” said RLC-SC Chairman Scott Pearson. “As a man of faith, he stands for religious liberty; and as a man of great personal character, he stands for personal liberty. Unlike the incumbent, he brings a principled message of individual freedom that will unify, rather than divide, the Republican majority.”

The Republican Liberty Caucus endorses candidates dedicated to the principles of limited government, individual liberty and free markets. In the case of Senator Bright, he has a stellar record in the South Carolina Senate advocating for government reform, respecting the tenth amendment, significant spending cuts and protecting the rights of gun owners.

"Incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham represents everything that is wrong with both the Republican Party and Washington DC, and the outcome of the South Carolina Senate race will be a major factor in determining the future of both," said RLC National Chairman Matt Nye. "As a proven, principled advocate of individual rights, limited government and free enterprise, Lee Bright offers the citizens of South Carolina a true alternative to the status quo. Bright possesses both the skills and world view we need to turn Washington, and the country, around."

Lee Bright has represented Spartanburg in the South Carolina Senate since 2008. A lifelong South Carolinian, he resides in Roebuck with his wife, Amy and two children, Kaylee and Kendyl.

About Matt Nye
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Matt Nye is an innovative entrepreneur and political activist with 24 years of diversified experience in technology, telecommunications, finance, marketing and communications. Nye currently works as Regional Director for Verteks Consulting, a leading provider of voice and data networks for enterprise and government clients in Florida. In addition to his work at Verteks Consulting, Nye has taken on a number of leadership roles in local and national political organizations. He is the Founder and Immediate Past Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida (RLC), the Organizer of the Brevard Tea Parties and the National Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus. As the Organizer of the Brevard Tea Party Nye is a frequently sought expert for local media on subjects like taxes, regulation, waste, fraud, abuse and transparency. In his capacity as National Chairman of the RLC he is frequently interviewed on issues pertaining to national party politics and the role the liberty movement plays in today's political landscape.