Friday was the last day on the job for Spartanburg Public Safety Sergeant Dave Feliciano. The eight year veteran turned his badge and gun in to begin his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
"I'm not a politician, I'm a cop," Feliciano said. "People call the cops when things are in trouble and right now our government is in trouble."
Feliciano, who has no political experience, says he will rely on his experiences as soldier in the Army and the years he spent on patrol to fight what he admits will be an uphill battle against Senator Lindsey Graham in the upcoming Republican primary.
"I am going to shoot straight and tell people what is and I know I can with South Carolina's vote," Feliciano said.
Feliciano will join an already crowded primary field that includes; state Senator Lee Bright who recently announced he is giving away an AR-15 to show his support for gun rights, Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of the Citadel, Easley businessman Richard Cash, and Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor.
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