WALTERBORO—Walterboro native and attorney Dwayne Trevino “Duke” Buckner announced his intent to run as a candidate to seek the Republican party’s nomination for the United States Senate for South Carolina.

Speaking at a 30-year Walterboro High School fraternity class reunion in Moncks Corner on last Saturday, Buckner told the crowd,

“There is a war going on for the soul of America, a war that is being waged in our culture. It threatens our way of life. It harms our communities by those who promote policies that say wrong is right and right is wrong.

“We can no longer sit on the sidelines and allow this to happen,” Buckner said. “It is time for the righteous to govern, and when the righteous govern, the people are exalted.”

Buckner said he hopes his campaign will inspire and lift the people of South Carolina up by promoting three conservative values that he believes have kept South Carolina strong and have made America great. They are ‘personal responsibility, self determination, and self reliance.’”

For more information about the campaign, go to www.bucknerforsenate.com.