SC Sen. Bright readies for possible US Senate run


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State Sen. Lee Bright thinks America is at a vital crossroads and must make the right decisions to survive.

The Spartanburg County lawmaker's political career seems to be at a similar juncture, as he decides whether to cash in on his conservative credentials and take on U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the 2014 Republican primary.

Bright hasn't definitively announced he is running. But he has thrown out plenty of signs, including spending the winter touring the state, holding public hearings for his bill eliminating the need for a permit to carry a gun in public.

Myrtle Beach Tea Party Chairman Joe Dugan says the tea party likes Bright, but members aren't ready to support one candidate yet.

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