Tea Party Express Endorses Lee Bright for U.S. Congress in South Carolina

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of former State Senator Lee Bright for U.S. House in the runoff election in South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “We are excited to support former State Senator and staunch Tea Party conservative Lee Bright to replace Congressman Trey Gowdy. We are proud to stand with the Tea Party members of Congress who have endorsed Lee Bright, including Senator Ted Cruz and Congressmen Steve King and Thomas Massie.

“Lee has proven himself to be a staunch fighter for the principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility. In the State Senate, he fought for responsible spending, voted against massive tax increases, and pushed for the passage of the Freedom of Choice in Healthcare Act, which would have opted South Carolina out of Obamacare.

“Republicans may hold majorities in both houses of Congress, but the establishment in both parties is still standing in the way of President Trump’s conservative agenda. We need a true conservative majority willing to stand up to their obstructionism and fulfill the agenda of economic growth and limited government the American people demand. That’s why it is critical to support Tea Party candidates like Lee Bright as conservatives continue working to undo the disastrous liberal policies of the Obama era,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“I support Lee Bright because he is a strong, established conservative who says what he means and means what he says — and then he goes and does it.” – Pressley Stutts, Greenville County Tea Party Chairman

“I know him to be an awesome person. He is exactly what we need to go to the U.S. House to support Trump’s agenda. He is a true fighter – a very true conservative.” – Dianne Belsom, Laurens County Tea Party President

“It’s imperative that we send someone to Washington who will advance President Trump’s agenda to build the wall and end illegal immigration. Lee Bright has fought against the political establishment time and time again, and that’s exactly the type of person we desperately need to send to D.C. The people of the Fourth Congressional District deserve a representative that is motivated by public service – not career advancement. They also need someone with the political courage to advocate for their interests without caving to pressure from special interest groups and who will support President Trump’s conservative agenda. Therefore, it is my pleasure to offer Lee my full endorsement in his race for South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District.” – James Epley, Former Trump Appointee

“It is my great honor to endorse Lee Bright’s campaign for South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District. While serving in the State Senate, Lee clearly demonstrated his willingness to stand firm for conservative values and Biblical truths, such as defending unborn children and reining in government spending. He refused to vote for any budgets that gave a single penny to Planned Parenthood, and that’s exactly the type of moral conviction we need representing us in Washington. Let’s send Lee Bright to Congress on June 26th.” – Dr. Bob Taylor, Former Bob Jones University Dean

“I first met Lee Bright at the outset of the Tea Party movement. He was not even up for election but worked the room and listened to everyone’s concerns about our bloated and inefficient state government. He never waivers in his support of limited government. I live all the way across the state from Lee, yet he always returned my calls or e-mails. He will be an accessible Congressman for the people of the 4th CD and a reliable vote for conservatism.” – John Steinberger, Editor in Chief, Lowcountry Source