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It's Official: "Exclusive: Top S.C. Tea Party Senator (Tom Davis) To Endorse Paul"

"Senator Tom Davis will throw his weight behind the Texas Libertarian, BuzzFeed has learned. The anti-Romney wing of the party starts to take shape.

A leading South Carolina conservative and Tea Party champion, State Senator Tom Davis, will endorse Ron Paul Sunday, a South Carolina Republican consultant close to Davis told BuzzFeed.

Davis, former Governor Mark Sanford's former chief-of-staff, has been a vocal critic of government action and of economic development spending backed by other politicians of both parties.

“Senator Tom Davis’ fiscal conservative credentials are outstanding,” South Caroline GOP executive director Matt Moore told the leading state political website, FITSNews, recently. “Any candidate would do well to gain his endorsement.”

Indeed, he was courted by all the leading Republican campaigns.
Davis recently hinted at the coming endorsement, writing on Facebook that he would back "the one candidate in the race for president who has consistently stood for taxpayers."

Davis offers the kind of mainstream conservative support that the Paul campaign, viewed by some as fringe, has worked to amass, and the move marks another step toward the mainstream for the Paul movement.

"I've heard it's true and I hope its true," said Will Folks, founding editor of FITSNews, in an email. "Tom Davis is the gold standard for fiscal conservatives in South Carolina.""

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Earlier was in the bag for Romney, why the change of heart...

Hmm..... ferocious winds be blowing through these plains I do reckon...

Santorum....quietly nods to Paul..

Romney such a....good man....a Democrat who bailed himself out, has no problem having his strings pulled and enforcing euthanasia....

What do you really know about the establishment, ask yourself?

If you legally are tapped out giving to Paul...

I just sent him $100.00.

Maybe we can reward him for the right choice here folks?

8200 Fans when I liked it,

8200 Fans when I liked it, lets see how quick we can bump him over 10K with this endorsement.


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
John Adams

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It was around 7200 when I

It was around 7200 when I like a couple days ago. The bomb has been on for a while

Cos Cob, CT

Common ya'll let's LIKE bomb Tom!

LIKE his Facebook page, please:

Message to Senator DeMint

Senator, I am writing to urge you to endorse Congressman Ron Paul for the Republican nomination. He is clearly the true conservative alternative to Mitt Romney and has the political organization, money, and the power to draw from across the political spectrum, attributes needed to defeat Barack Obama in the general election.

Nomination of any other candidate will ensure Obama's reelection for the simple fact that Ron Paul supporters will not support any other Republican. Dr. Paul is polling upwards of 20%. The Republican party needs these voters. The handwriting is on the wall, Senator. Thus, again, I implore you to stop Romney by helping to solidify the Tea Party Republicans behind the original founder of the Tea Party movement. Thank you for your attention to this concern, Sir.

Good try but didn't he

Good try but didn't he support NDAA? If so, this would be the longest of shots. Of course, even if he did vote for NDAA, it would be great to get his endorsement.

I just wrote

I just wrote to Sen. DeMint too. I really hope he considers endorsing Ron Paul.

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
- Thomas Jefferson

Is Romney even electable?

Maybe, he'll run 3rd party with the Grinch.

It does not matter

That is the big fraud on the American people, there is no longer a difference between the dems and the establishment GOP.

Obama or Romney, the fleecing of the American economy will continue.


He's not.

Is this apropos anything?

"Four GOP candidates blocked on Va. ballot bid":

Freedom is my Worship Word!

SC, triple your efforts in

SC, triple your efforts in reaching for support as if we were in last, but present yourselves as if we're first!
The other candidates CAN'T be elected if they're not on all the state ballots, and Ron Paul is the only one who can beat Obama. Show them the poll numbers.

Public perception goes a long way folks!

Great news for the campaign

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Consider tomorrow the "tipping point"

Davis, then DeMint, then Paul wins S.C.

From there it's a virtual sweep of the South and an outright mauling of Romney across the midwest and into the West.

We must keep working, keep giving and we'll have what we worked for soon.

man I love this

It is like the snowball effect, its almost hard to believe!

but it's


"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself." - Thomas Jefferson

Is this really offical?

Is this really offical?

Once this is done, next up is DeMint

Here's a comment posted below the article:

Has everyone written to Sen DeMint and asked him to endorse Dr Paul? It is simple and takes one minute! if we flood his inbox with requests, he cannot ignore the people.

Please use this to contact Sen DeMint NOW!

Establishment or not, a DeMint endorsement would be icing on the cake.

Here's what i just submitted to Sen. DeMint

You have spoken very positively about Ron Paul on some recent interviews. Thank you so much for that. I ask now that you consider fully endorsing Dr. Paul for the South Carolina primary. We have a chance today to save this wonderful country before it is too late.

Many of the biggest events in world history have turned on ONE seemingly small decision or action. Your endorsement could literally CHANGE THE WORLD.

Please give it your most careful consideration. For millions of America who love this country and want to see it return to greatness...THANK YOU!


Thanks for info

I'm not sure it's "official"

I'm not sure it's "official" until he's made the endorsement.

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Help me out here...

Relative to an endorsement from DeMint, on a scale of 1 to 10, with DeMint's endorsement being a 10, what's the impact of a Davis endorsement?

Thanks in advance!

DeMint is pure establishment,

If he endorsed Ron Paul, it would mean that the crooks have conceded. But the crooks will not concede, we have to vote them out.

A Davis endorsement, lets the people who are actively fighting corruption, like the Tea Party people, know who is the man to vote for.

Not all Tea Party members are for Dr. Paul, but more will join the Revolution after they hear about the endorsement.

DeMint is Establishment

So far, I would have to agree that Senator DeMint is in the pocket of the Washington/Republican Establishment.Like most politicians they tickle to ears of those they are taking to.
Senator DeMint, if you agree with Ron Paul,state it In media interviews that you do, then grow some ba**s and ENDORSE RON PAUL.



..DeMint voted "Nay" on NDAA. This is a very big deal for all of us.


DeMint is a great senator. He's not with us fully on foreign policy, but we have to build coalitions with those who may have differences if we are to win. If someone is 80% with us and willing to come on board everyone better be willing to say "welcome, we need your support". Even Rand and Ron don't agree on everything.

Liberty Freedom Peace

Did the crooks concede back in 2010?

DeMint spoke out against Senate Minority Speaker Mitch McConnell when he decided to endorse Rand Paul instead of McConnell's pick.

Not all Tea Party members are for Dr. Paul

Which is ironic because the Tea Party might not exist if it weren't for being started by Constitution man!