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Nancy Mace

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Nancy Mace
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, South Carolina
Master'sUniversity of Georgia
Place of birthFort Bragg, North Carolina
ProfessionBusinesswoman, author
Campaign website
Nancy Mace was a 2014 Republican Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate representing South Carolina. She was defeated by incumbent Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[1][2]


Mace is the daughter of a school teacher and a U.S. Army general. She is the first woman to graduate from the Citadel, a military college in South Carolina. She is also an author.[1] She holds a master's in journalism from the University of Georgia and runs a public relations company.[3] Her public relations firm has worked with companies and several political candidates, including Tim Scott, Mick Mulvaney and Tom Davis.[4]



The following is a selection of the campaign issues listed on Mace's website:

  • Role of government:
Excerpt:"I believe this government is too big, too intrusive and too powerful, and must be put back in its place by the people. The politicians don’t understand, they don’t decide what rights we get to have and what rights we lose. Our Rights come from our Creator and are guaranteed by our Constitution."[5]
  • Spending/debt:
Excerpt: "Politicians in Washington continue to spend, continue to raise the debt ceiling and continue to ignore the coming wave of entitlement costs that will bankrupt our nation. Now is not a time for politics as usual, we need real leaders with courage to make the difficult choices. Spending is out of control, our national debt is soaring and politicians continue to hide from the real challenges."[6]
  • Jobs/economy:
Excerpt: "In order to have jobs, you must have employers. It is not the role of the federal government to create jobs, it’s government’s role to provide the soil conditions for commerce and ensure a free market so businesses large and small can produce good paying jobs."[7]
  • Life:
Excerpt: "I do not believe it was an accident that our Founders listed life as the first of our God given rights. As a pro-life conservative I believe we should defend life and liberty from conception to natural death."[8]



See also: United States Senate elections in South Carolina, 2014

Mace ran in 2014 for the U.S. Senate, representing South Carolina.[1]

Mace discussed her drive to run for office saying, "I looked at this seat and I saw that for 59 years this seat has been held by two people. For almost 60 years, so if ever there was change that was needed in America, it is right here in South Carolina."[3]

She was defeated by incumbent Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[2]

U.S. Senate, South Carolina Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLindsey Graham Incumbent 56.4% 178,093
Lee Bright 15.4% 48,704
Richard Cash 8.3% 26,246
Det Bowers 7.3% 23,071
Nancy Mace 6.2% 19,560
Bill Connor 5.3% 16,847
Benjamin Dunn 1% 3,195
Total Votes 315,716
Source: Results via Associated Press



Republican primary
Poll Lindsey Graham Richard CashLee BrightNancy MaceDet BowersBill ConnorBenjamin DunnOther/Someone elseWon't voteMargin of ErrorSample Size
Target Point (May 16-22, 2014) (dead link)
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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Mace's reports.


Mace is married with two children.[3]

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