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South Carolina's Conservative Cavalier

The current political climate in our country has become very divisive; so much so that Americans are being asked to choose sides and answer this important question.  Am I a liberal or a conservative?  Unfortunately, the middle ground in politics no longer exists, and the stakes are too high to remain neutral and silent on the sidelines.

True conservative values are South Carolina's values, and South Carolina's values are America's values

I believe that conservative values, ideas, and beliefs are the best for our country.  Therefore, as your United States Senator, I will uphold these values and work to develop them into public policy that will make our state and our nation stronger and more prosperous for all.   

In the market place of ideas, conservative values and beliefs are under vicious attack!  Way too often they are demeaned, disrespected and discarded without being given serious debate or consideration.  However, if you believe in conservative principles and ideals, then I ask that you support my campaign! 

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Vote Duke Buckner for US Senate in the Republican Primary.  Time for the Righteous to Govern!



Dwayne "Duke" Buckner

Candidate for U.S. Senate


Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:35 PM

Duke Sends Open Letter to President Trump

OPEN LETTER to President Donald J. Trump and the
South Carolina Republican Party Leadership.

Sent via Email and Certified U.S. Mail to the President of the United States

Duke Buckner
Candidate for U.S. Senate
P.O. Box 47 Walterboro, SC 29488

May 8, 2020

Mr. Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500

RE: Endorsement of my Candidacy

Dear Mr. President:

My name is Dwayne Buckner. My friends call me Duke, and I am seeking the South Carolina Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate.  When you were running for President in 2016, you came to my hometown of Walterboro, SC for a campaign rally! I went to the rally because I wanted to see you in person and hear what you had to say about fixing our country.

Monday, April 27, 2020 5:23 PM

Duke Releases Contract with South Carolina

Sets Pro Life, Pro Second Amendment, Pro Fiscal Responsibility  Agenda

Walterboro-   With just six weeks remaining until the Tuesday June 9, 2020 primary election, U.S. Senatorial candidate, Duke Buckner released his "Contract with South Carolina" on Monday.  The contract, inspired by the 1994 "Contract with America" written by Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey that lead to the Republican Party winning control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, outlines specific actions Buckner would take if elected as South Carolina's next U.S. senator.

Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:18 PM

Duke Touts Conservative Credentials

Dispels Notion that He is a Democrat, Credits Former Gov. David Beasley

As the Tuesday, June 9, 2020 primary election date is still uncertain do to the coronavirus,  Republican U.S. senatorial candidate Duke Buckner is firing back at skeptics who claim that he is really a Democrat and not a Republican. 

"There is a lie going around that I am somehow a plant from the Democratic party," said Buckner.  "The allegation is completely false!"

Buckner credits his exodus from the Democratic Party after his encounter with former South Carolina Republican governor, David Beasley at a Tuskegee Airmen Monument dedication at the Walterboro Army Airfield in Buckner's hometown.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:43 PM

Duke Files First Day

Encourages Others to Stand Up for Conservative Values

COLUMBIA-  Duke Buckner became the first U.S. Senate candidate to file in the South Carolina Republican Party's June 9, 2020 primary.  The seat is currently held by Senator Lindsey Graham. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 12:14 PM

Duke Lays Out Vision for S.C.

  Says Sen. Lindsey Graham has on "Golden Handcuffs"

       RUBY-  U.S. Senatorial candidate Dwayne "Duke" Buckner laid out his vision for South Carolina at the Chesterfield County GOP monthly meeting in Ruby, SC last Tuesday evening.  Buckner encouraged those in attendance not to waiver, but instead hold fast to the founding principles and ideals of the Republican Party.  "You do not have to compromise your values and beliefs in order to be prosperous," said Buckner. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020 6:03 PM

Duke Announces Health Care Plan at Hometown Rally

U.S. Senatorial Hopeful Seeks to End Self Pay Patient Discrimination

WALTERBORO- U.S. Senatorial candidate Dwayne "Duke" Buckner on Thursday laid out his plan to improve the country's health care system. Buckner, speaking at a "Faith and Values" campaign rally in his hometown of Walterboro, SC, made it clear that if elected he would work to end self pay patient discrimination.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:18 PM

Values and Beliefs Take Center Focus at Rally

MYRTLE BEACH- U.S. Senatorial candidate, Dwayne "Duke" Buckner took his message of faith, love and courage to Horry County by hosting a Faith and Values Rally at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot in Myrtle Beach, SC last Thursday.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 10:17 PM

Hampton Faith and Values Meet & Greet! Date: Feb. 6, 2020

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Saturday, December 28, 2019 10:10 PM

Walterboro Faith and Values Rally! Date: Jan.16, 2020

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Saturday, December 28, 2019 10:02 PM

Myrtle Beach Faith and Values Rally! Date: Jan. 2, 2020

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:28 AM

Duke Holds Campaign Rally in Lexington

       Spreads Message of Faith, Love, and Courage

LEXINGTON- U.S. Senate Candidate, Dwayne "Duke" Buckner held his first campaign rally for the U.S. Senate in Lexington last Thursday evening. Duke Rally-Lexington, held at the Chickawa Outdoor Center at Saluda River Club, featured guest speakers who shared their personal stories of triumph. Buckner, who also addressed the crowd, got straight to the point and the heart of his campaign.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 12:00 AM


DUKE RALLY Lexington County!

When:  Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time:  7pm-9pm

Place:  Chickawa Outdoor Center                                                               629 Bimini Twist Circle Lexington, SC 29072

FREE Tickets available on Eventbrite.  Limited Spacing. Click Link above to get yours Today!

Friday, October 11, 2019 12:42 PM

Buckner Says Seeds of Impeachment Sown by Graham

On Monday, Oct. 7, as Sen. Lindsey Graham was rebuking President Donald Trump's decision to remove U.S. troops from northern Syria, senatorial candidate Dwayne "Duke" Buckner was critical of Graham's lack of support for the embattled president.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:24 PM

Everyone Can Help Combat Climate Change

U.S. Senate Candidate Discusses Protecting Environment at Outdoor Event

Charleston- After visiting all 47 state parks in South Carolina, U.S. Senate candidate hopeful, Dwayne "Duke" Buckner has something to celebrate.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 5:20 PM

Buckner Addresses AME Church Annual Conference

Calls All African Americans Back Home to the Republican Party

North Charleston- The 156th Session of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church convened at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center last week.  The Right Reverend Samuel L. Green, Sr., Presiding Prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District (South Carolina) presided over the week long conference that drew hundreds of AME church members from across the state.

Monday, September 30, 2019 5:02 PM

Gun Owners Encouraged to Speak out

Senate Hopeful Encourages Gun Owners to Stand up, Speak Out

Dorchester- Attorney Dwayne “Duke” Buckner, who is seeking the South Carolina Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate, toured CheyTac USA in Dorchester County on last Tuesday.  CheyTac USA, who recently moved to a new facility in Summerville, SC, manufactures and distributes domestically and internationally long range precision rifles. 

Monday, September 9, 2019 12:00 AM

Legalization Of Medicinal Marijuana Needed Now

Legalization Of Medicinal Marijuana Needed Now

      May help to Curb Opioid Crises says Buckner

EASELY-  Attorney Dwayne “Duke” Buckner, who is seeking the South Carolina Republican Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate- a seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made known his full support for the legalization of medicinal marijuana use.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 4:34 PM

Buckner lays out "Common Sense" approach for Immigration Reform

Advocates Strict Enforcement of Criminal Charges for Businesses Who Hire illegal Immigrants. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Senate Hopeful Talks Gun Violence

Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:20 AM

Buckner Sees 'Heart of Man' as Issue in Gun Debate

On Wednesday, attorney Dwayne “Duke” Buckner announced his plan to address the issue of gun violence and mass shootings plaguing the country.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:42 PM

Buckner Announces Plan to Improve SC Schools

Proposes no increase in education funding

Attorney Dwayne “Duke” Buckner, who is seeking the Republican party's nomination for the U.S. Senate- a seat currently held by Lindsey Graham (R-SC), announced his plan to fix public education in South Carolina.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Buckner Announces Candidacy

Committee to Elect Dwayne T. Buckner for United States Senate
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