The Greenville News reports that one-time SC Democratic Party chair and Upstate ad man Joe Erwin is mulling over a possible run for the U.S. Senate in 2008.

Although Erwin has never been elected to office before, he’ll likely prove to be a formidable opponent for sleepy eyed Beltway bachelor Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is no longer the darling of Upstate conservatives … and Erwin’s mom.

Erwin said that among those encouraging him is his “dyed in the wool Republican mother. When she tells me she wants me to run against Lindsey, you can bet that’s one person I’m going to listen to.”