Sen. Tom Davis Stars at Ron Paul Event in Tampa
Beaufort County pol is the subject of buzz on and offline.
After Nikki Haley, the most prominent South Carolina politician at the Republican National Convention would seem to be one of the state's two senators, Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham--both of whom have national name recognition, or one of its nationally prominent congressmen--Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy or Mick Mulvaney.
But the Palmetto State politician grabbing the most attention has been State Sen. Tom Davis (R - Beaufort). Davis was a featured speaker at Ron Paul's "We Are the Future" Rally on Sunday at the Sun Dome in Tampa.
Davis lit up social media, as fans of Ron Paul described his speech as fiery on Twitter and Facebook. Davis, former chief of staff to Gov. Mark Sanford, was one of the first elected officials to endorse Paul for President last winter.
Earlier this month, Davis held a fundraiser in Columbia that drew hundreds and raised a considerable amount of cash for Davis' campaign war chest. Davis won't need it this election cycle since he's running unopposed. But it could be put to use in a bid for higher office. Davis' is among the most frequently-mentioned names to challenge Graham from the right in 2014.