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  Runoff Hinges On Beasley's Flamboyance Against DeMint's Steadfastness
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Last EditedTony82  Jun 13, 2004 11:42am
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News DateThursday, June 10, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA former one-term governor against a sitting three-term Congressman for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings.

A man who touts his personal values and caters to the Christian right with strong stances against abortion and gambling versus an accomplished Washington veteran who has already faced the pressure of Capitol Hill for the past six years.

David Beasley and Jim DeMint are two very different men vying for the opportunity to faceoff with Democratic Senate nominee Inez Tenenbaum in November...

... If a good majority of Ravenel supporters move to DeMint's campaign in the runoff, then DeMint will easily coast to victory regardless of what Beasley voters do.

And, quite frankly, it does not significantly matter what the supporters for Condon, McBride and Davis do since there were so few votes between them. But most people contend that DeMint will also pick up most of those votes as well.

As I have stated in my previous column, I believe DeMint is the most ready-made person to become the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina. His Washington experience cannot be overlooked and he would make an impact working in tandum with Graham from day one.
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