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Momentum Building Against Lindsey Graham in SC GOP Primary
« on: October 08, 2013, 01:50:15 PM »
Momentum appears to be building in South Carolina against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who faces three challengers in next year’s June primary.

On Monday evening, the Greenville County, SC GOP executive committee, an official arm of the state's Republican Party, passed a 29-point censure of Graham’s activities in Washington. “Initially a voice vote was taken and newly elected County Chair Chad Groover ruled that the nays won, at which point there were several calls for ‘division,’” The South Carolina Conservative’s Javan Browder wrote on Tuesday morning. “Groover recognized the call for division and a standing vote was taken, and the measure then passed by a convincing 53-26 margin.”

Greenville County’s GOP executive committee is now the third official Republican Party outfit in South Carolina to pass such a resolution. It joins Chesterfield County and Fairfield County, who passed similar resolutions in September.

Polling data from Clemson University released in late September shows South Carolina GOP voters increasingly disapprove of Graham. “Republican Gov. Nikki Haley has a strong backing for reelection next year among GOP voters, while U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will need to convince people in his party to give him another term, according to a new Clemson University poll,” Andrew Shain wrote for The State, a South Carolina newspaper, on Sept. 24.

“Graham, who is facing competition from the libertarian wing of the party in the June primary, was liked by 53 percent of those polled,” Shain added. “More than one-third of GOP voters had an unfavorable opinion of the Seneca Republican.”...

South Carolina is technically a runoff state, so if the challengers work together to keep Graham under 50 percent, they can get to a runoff election with the candidate who comes in second challenging Graham. Conservatives point to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his election in Texas as an example of the model they plan to use to win. Cruz technically lost the primary to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the establishment's pick for U.S. Senate, but he won in the ensuing runoff. - See more at:
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Re: Momentum Building Against Lindsey Graham in SC GOP Primary
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2013, 01:54:54 PM »
God PLEASE let this be true!
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Re: Momentum Building Against Lindsey Graham in SC GOP Primary
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2013, 02:05:48 PM »
It makes me sad that a self serving hack like Graham will retire a wealthy man, and live out his days without a care.

This is not what the founders intended.

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