Another candidate joins in challenging Republican Jim DeMint for his U.S. Senate seat in the November election. This time, it’s a write-in candidate. Mazie Ferguson, a former attorney from Sumter says she doesn’t have political experience, but can serve as an advocate for the working people.
I’m running to become a United States Senator. And I bring to the office a wealth of experiences, community experiences, that ranged from being a poor little girl who lived behind the governor’s mansion in Columbia, South Carolina, to being an attorney with community, drug community experience, to being an advocate on behalf of the working people of South Carolina all of my life.
Ferguson was asked if she feels she has a tougher battle as a write-in candidate, As an ordained minister, she says she has faith.
I have a faith walk that makes me not intimidated. I saw a sign the other day that says that “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” (laughter) That’s what I have. No, I’m not intimidated at all by it. I have been active in South Carolina policy and North Carolina policy-setting for years. Speaking truth to power is my background.
Ferguson says she can have a voice for those in our state who need an advocate.
Certainly as an attorney, I’m able, as a former attorney. I’m not practicing law now; I’m an inactive attorney. But, certainly as a person trained as an attorney, I’m trained as an advocate.
Ferguson announced her candidacy on Monday as a write-in candidate in the race with Democrat Alvin Greene of Manning and Green Party candidate Tom Clements, who are trying to unseat incumbent Republican Jim DeMint.