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Bob Conley on Principles & Values

Democratic Senate challenger


Pitchfork Pat plus Dr. No equals Flat-top Bob

Conley joined the Reform Party as it nominated Pat Buchanan for president [in 2000]. He supported Ron Paul's presidential campaign [in 2007-2008]. He voted for Paul in South Carolina's GOP primary in January and resigned his position on the Horry County Republican Party executive committee. He opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, repeatedly referring to the incumbent senator as "Grahamnesty." He repeats his line, "Pitchfork Pat plus Dr. No equals Flat-top Bob," concluding, "Sounds good to me!"
Source: By W. James Antle in American Spectator, "What About Bob?" Jul 7, 2008

Ran as Republican in 2000; nominated as Democrat in 2008

Conley unexpectedly became Sen. Lindsey Graham's Democratic challenger, winning the primary by just 1,058 votes out of more than 147,000 cast. Yet he plans to run as the more conservative candidate in the general election against the man some have called the worst Republican senator. Conley's vanquished primary opponent lamented, "We've nominated a Republican in a Democratic primary."

In fact, Conley ran as a Republican for the Indiana state legislature in 2000, then bolted for the Reform Party as it nominated Pat Buchanan for president, and returned to the fold to support Ron Paul's presidential campaign.

He opposes abortion, same-sex marriage, gun control, and amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Even Senator Graham admits his challenger is to his right. According to the Charleston City Paper, he said, "From what I can tell, he doesn't represent moderation. I represent a brand of conservatism that you will feel comfortable with."

Source: By W. James Antle in American Spectator, "What About Bob?" Jul 7, 2008

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