I, too, wish Mr Gowdy would challenge Lindsay. However, Lee Bright (SC State Senator from the same congressional area as Gowdy--upstate SC near Greenville/Spartanburg) is of the SAME conservative, no-nonsense stripe. Would that all support Lee Bright in SC's weird open primary next year. Nancy Mace is not the real deal, IMO.
Trey Gowdy, while a powerful litigator, is also a very passionate family man. It is pretty clear to me that he means what he says when he speaks to the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods.