In fact, Nancy Mace has been known to break some incredible hard-core barriers– including being the very first female graduate of The Citadel, the (once all-male) Military College of South Carolina (in 1999). If you have followed the story during Mace’s attendance at The Citadel, you understand what a HUGE accomplishment this truly is.
Mace has also earned master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Georgia, and she now currently owns and operates a public relations firm.
On August 3, 2013, in Goose Creek, S.C., Mace announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. In her announcement, she stated:
“I grew up during the Reagan years. I believe our fortieth president understood what being an American was all about. He was proud, resolute, and he was an eternal optimist. Our friends knew he would be steadfast and our enemies respected him. President Reagan helped regain our national pride, but he also left us with a powerful warning. He said, ’Freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.’ He said ‘we must fight for it, protect it, and defend it.’ I think those words ring true now more than ever.”
Mace also explained at a Berkley County GOP Breakfast:
“I believe this government is out of touch. Washington thinks it knows better than the people. The federal government has worked its way into nearly every corner of our lives, trying to solve every problem for us. And yet, we are still not better off for it.
Running for political office was not my focus growing up. However, in the last decade or so, our government has taken a significant turn for the worse. Americans are waking up to the fact that our freedoms are being threatened. There are powerful forces in Washington that consider individual liberty passé and the Constitution dead letter. I believe our state desperately needs new leadership—someone who truly understands the challenges before us and what’s at stake and is willing to fight for the principles that make America great.”
Mace also spoke about her family. “I was raised in a home where I learned about sacrifice and service,” she said. “I understood from a very young age that you must be willing to work hard in order to succeed, that you must fight for what you believe in…We cannot change Washington unless we change who we send to Washington.”
Well, don’t we think it’s time for South Carolinians to help make a positive change in Washington by sending somebody new to Washington for a change? Someone other than Lindsey Graham? In fact, there are many South Carolinians who have voiced they believe Senator Graham has been in Washington FAR too long, has gotten too comfortable there, and has lost touch with the very people who elected him into office.
So, perhaps, it is time to send a fresh face, one truly understands the needs and desires of South Carolinians, as well as the American people as a whole?
Perhaps, Nancy Mace is the right person for the job? With her track record of breaking tough barriers, perhaps, she is the right candidate to break up that old RINO (Republican In Name Only) Brigade that’s been in Washington far too long?
To learn more, please visit www.nancymace.org.