An Upstate conservative senator is the target of at least two radio ads from a political action committee with ties to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
According to the Greenville News, the ad targeting State Sen. Lee Bright, R- Spartanburg is paid for by the S.C. Good Government Committee, a PAC associated with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
The ad cites Bright’s voting record, including his vote against a farm flood aid package and against a roads funding bill.
Bright also filed a bill in April that would have restricted bathroom access for transgender people and required local governments to only allow individuals to use the bathroom of their birth certificate gender. The South Carolina Chamber strongly criticized the bill as “unnecessary” with President Ted Pitts even accusing Bright of “trying to create a political crisis that doesn’t exist to save his political career.”
Last year he was an opponent of the Confederate battle flag being removed from the Statehouse grounds and was one of three senators to vote against the bill.
Bright represents Greenville and Spartanburg counties and is facing three opponents in the June 14 primary. Greer businessman David McCraw, town of Duncan Mayor Lisa Scott, and former State Rep. Scott Talley are also seeking the GOP nomination.
Senate District 12 is located west of Spartanburg and includes the towns of Duncan, Lyman, Wellford and eastern Greer.