Jan
3

SC Tea Party leader: “It’s better for Graham to have four targets instead of one”

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Press-ConferenceSouth Carolina’s Tea Party leaders are taking aim at incumbent Sen. Lindsay Graham– from four directions. The group of conservative and independent-minded Republicans wants to give exposure to all four of Graham’s GOP primary challengers at its upcoming statewide convention.

“It’s better for Lindsey Graham to have four targets instead of one,” state Tea Party Patriots leader Joe Dugan said. Dugan, a Conway native, is one of the most active members of the movement in South Carolina.

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Nov
17

Graham’s primary challenge race is fight for the soul of the SC GOP

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Ma7Hu.AuSt.74COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is a “stalwart” Republican – pro-life and the proud owner of an AR-15 who frequently zings President Barack Obama for his health care law and his handling of a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, supporters say.

But Graham’s record has drawn four GOP primary opponents, and the ire of Tea Party and libertarian activists, who bristled when the two-term senator from Seneca rebuked fellow congressional Republicans for refusing to fund the government unless Obama delayed or defunded his health care law.

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Aug
2

First Citadel Female Grad, Sen. Bright will take on Graham

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McCain and GrahamCOLUMBIA — Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, and state Sen. Lee Bright, one of the Legislature’s more outspoken libertarians, say they will announce soon that they will run against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in next year’s Republican primary.

The two challengers would join Richard Cash, an Easley businessman who lost a 2010 Republican congressional runoff, in trying to block Graham from winning a third six-year term in the Senate.

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