Nash adds to long list of wins among the grassroots of the 1st Congressional District

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC, Mar 11, 2013- Ray Nash handily won the straw poll at Monday night’s Bluffton Tea Party. He beat nearest challenger, John Kuhn, by a three to one margin. In attendance were Nash, Kuhn, Grooms, and Patrick. The scores were as follows:

  • Ray Nash: 58 votes
  • John Kuhn: 19 votes
  • Larry Grooms: 11 votes
  • Andy Patrick: 9 votes
  • Mark Sanford: 4 votes
  • Curtis Bostic: 2 votes
  • Teddy Turner: 1 vote
  • Undecided: 2 votes

The Bluffton Tea Party is a non-partisan organization formed to advance the conservative values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets. They held the candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Golden Corral on U.S. 278 in Bluffton. The candidates were given time for a brief statement of candidacy and questions were taken from the audience. The event was open to the public.

Mr. Nash has seen enormous momentum among the grassroots recently:

  • He recieved the top score on the Tea Party Score Card at last month’s FreedomWorks Forum.
  • He won the straw poll of the Lowcountry Conservatives in Action He won the straw poll at last week’s Fight for the First Debate, hosted by the RLC of SC, Summerville Patch, and the SC Radio Network.
  • Also last week, he was endorsed by the RLC of SC and the National RLC.
  • He has an ongoing MoneyBOMB, being coordinated by RLCUSA-PAC at
  • He has been endorsed by Pro Gun Rights website,

About Ray Nash

Mr. Nash has been a law enforcement professional for thirty-four years, most recently in Afghanistan as the Criminal Justice Adviser for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. During his career, Mr. Nash studied to become a Constitutional scholar, gaining knowledge and an unfailing respect for our country’s faith, heritage and founding principles. According to Sheriff Nash, “our nation is facing a number of moral and Constitutional crises, such as rampant fiscal irresponsibility, unbridled government expansion and an ever growing assault on our Constitutional freedoms.” He believes solutions can be found in the principles of Constitutional conservatism and takes seriously his oath to “Preserve, Protect and Defend…” Nash demonstrates a knowledge of the Constitution, respect for limited government, and appreciation for the work of the Republican Liberty Caucus.

To find out more about Ray Nash, please visit his website at

About the RLC

The Republican Liberty Caucus is a nationwide grassroots organization founded in 1991 that promotes individual liberty, limited government, and free market economics within the Republican Party. You can find more information about the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina at