Lindsey Graham’s Clear Path to ReelectionSubmitted by tsai3904 on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:26
Graham’s Clear Path
South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham will probably cruise to reelection in 2014.
Lindsey Graham was supposed to be the Dick Lugar of the 2014 cycle. Instead, he may be the Orrin Hatch. Even tea partiers in South Carolina admit he probably has a smooth path to the nomination and then to reelection.
Graham has consistently irked conservatives. He voted to confirm Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. He supports the DREAM Act and was one of the chief architects of the 2007 immigration legislation that was widely derided by conservatives as an amnesty. The Club for Growth — which helped topple Indiana’s Lugar and Utah’s Bob Bennett — announced last fall that Graham would be a top target for the group.
Yet South Carolina tea partiers admit that chances are good Graham will face no serious opponent. “Lindsey Graham’s got an easy path to reelection,” glumly admits Colin Lindell, founder of the Palmetto State’s Aiken County Tea Party. “People would love to see someone challenge him, but the problem is there is no real serious contender who can gather the support.”
“There’s nobody viable to go up against him,” agrees Allan Olson who founded the Columbia Tea Party. (He is no longer an active member, but he remains a tea partier.) “He’s got too much of a war chest,” Olson adds. Indeed, Graham has already collected approximately $4.5 million.
For those interested in defeating Lindsey Graham, PLEASE check out South Carolina state Senator Lee Bright. Lee endorsed Ron Paul for President and has been the top scored legislator in Club for Growth's scorecard the last 4 years. He is strong on civil liberties (against indefinite detention, warrantless wiretapping) and against wars.
Lee is strongly considering running against Lindsey Graham. We need to show him there is a lot of support.
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