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Freshman congresswoman Nancy Mace now facing another challenger in SC’s 2022 GOP primary

An Iraq War veteran from Summerville has announced her plans to run against U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, making the newcomer the second declared candidate to take on the freshman congresswoman in the 2022 GOP primary.


Ingrid Centurion, an Army veteran, announced her candidacy for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District in a video Sept. 14. In the nearly two-minute clip, she takes aim at President Joe Biden, socialism and immigration.


But Centurion claims nothing is more troublesome than Mace’s time in Congress.

“The rise of socialism under Biden and the Democrat majority in Congress is exploding our debt, devastating our economy and poisoning our education system,” Centurion said. “Worse than the Democrats are Republicans like Nancy Mace who campaign like conservatives then side with Democrats and RINOs like Liz Cheney. We need Republicans who speak, act and vote in the House the same way they campaign.”


Centurion’s comments are the latest in a wave of criticisms hurled at Mace by loyalists of former President Donald Trump after the freshman congresswoman took aim at the former president after the Jan. 6 riot and voting to certify the election results.


“Every accomplishment that Republicans have made over the last four years, including President Trump had (made) were wiped out in just a few short hours,” Mace told The Post and Courier after the events on Jan. 7.


Since those comments, others Republicans began vying for her seat.


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