COLUMBIA — South Carolina U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace is engaged, her campaign announced May 15.
In a video posted to her campaign’s YouTube page over the weekend, her future husband, Charleston tech entrepreneur Patrick Bryant, can be seen putting on a microphone and hiding behind a random constituents’ door.
An unsuspecting Mace, thinking she’s shooting b-roll for a commercial, opens the door to find Bryant waiting inside with a ring.
I said YES!!!I was told we were going door knocking and shooting b-roll. My boyfriend had other plans. 💍 pic.twitter.com/8FPCg0lHKa
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) May 16, 2022
The first-term congresswoman, who is in the middle of a contentious GOP primary for reelection, said “yes.”
The proposal came in a busy weekend for the congresswoman, who was in the district on both official and campaign business. On May 14, Mace was in Summerville participating in a Dorchester County Republican Party event where she met with voters and delivered her stump speech alongside her Trump-endorsed leading opponent, Katie Arrington.
A former TV producer, Bryant, who has been dating Mace for several years, is a longtime entrepreneur in the Charleston area with stakes in several businesses around the region, according to his LinkedIn page.
He has also served as a chairman of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and, most recently, has worked as a top executive with local software development firm CODE/+/TRUST, which develops software for a suite of corporate and government clients around the country.
The news comes following the release of an article in Politico revealing Mace’s recent co-purchase of a more than $1.6 million home near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Property records show Bryant as a majority owner of the property, which the couple purchased in March 2021.
Mace, who lives on Daniel Island, told The Post and Courier she plans to move “later this year” but clarified in a text message she will be remaining in the district.
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