In South Carolina politics, Richard Cash may be best known as the primary challenger who gave Congressman Jeff Duncan a run for his money. Cash narrowly lost in the 3rd District GOP primary in 2010 (51 percent to 49 percent).
Now, he is taking on a statewide run against U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. Cash calls himself a “God and country Republican” and says voters may not know much about him compared to the other challengers. Here’s your chance to hear it in his own words.
Ashley Byrd: In this list of self-described conservatives for Senate, how would you set yourself apart?
AUDIO Cash says he has a message of “heritage of hope” based on the three C’s. (1:10)
Byrd: You’ve had an interesting career, including computer analyst, owning ice-cream trucks, athletic director and missionary. All of these are likely to have a higher favorability rating than being in the U.S. Congress. Why would you add senator to that list?
AUDIO: Cash talks about his deeper motivations (1:09)
Byrd: You were a dark horse in the race against now-Congressman Jeff Duncan and you made it into a tough run-off. What did you do to get yourself there?
AUDIO: Cash on being “under the radar” (1:36)
Byrd: You have eight kids?
AUDIO: Cash introduces his family. (1:13)
Byrd: I understand that your son was your campaign manager until he went back to school. How do you plan to compete against a massive campaign machine like Lindsey Graham’s?
AUDIO: Cash explains his approach, building a “lean machine.”
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