Lindsey Graham is Going Down! (Mega-Update from the Grassroots)Submitted by Vots on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:30
Good morning Daily Paul, I'm here to give everybody an update on how the liberty movement is doing against Lindsey Graham in South Carolina.
Lindsey Graham needs over 50% of the vote to win since South Carolina is a runoff state. If he gets less than 50%, the top two vote-getters will then face off in a head to head election two weeks later. Now Winthrop released its April polling among South Carolina residents recently, and the majority of South Carolinians are still saying they're tired of Graham. 42.8% of all respondents approve of Graham and only 39.6% of registered voters approve of Graham. Multiple Republican Party County Chapters throughout the state have also censured Graham, including Graham's home county!
However outsiders are led to believe Lindsey Graham is coasting to victory. Many probably have seen a report making itself through the media outlets recently, talking about how Graham has successfully navigated through his challengers and is now going to win. This report was mysteriously published almost everywhere, including the front page of Yahoo! News. I have it on good authority that the article most likely got its legs from the Graham campaign. It was obviously fake to any grassroots supporter in South Carolina that may have read it. Considering Graham's approval ratings are suffering, he's being censured in many counties throughout the state, and that Graham isn't winning local straw polls.
BRIEF MOMENT IN HISTORY
In 2012, a large field of candidates ran against Establishment pick David Dewhurst for the Texas Senate seat; Texas was also a runoff state. Dewhurst was not able to get over 50% of the vote, he came up short with 45% of the vote. So who came in second? Ted Cruz with 34% of the vote. In the runoff Cruz easily defeated Dewhurst.
APPLIED TO SOUTH CAROLINA
So why is this relevant? According to the polls, Graham is performing worse than Dewhurst did in Texas. Graham can't even get support from 40% of registered voters in South Carolina. This means that it is very likely Graham is going into a runoff with one of his challengers. And if Graham goes into a runoff, it's very likely he isn't going to make it out.
LEE BRIGHT IS THE REAL FRONT RUNNER
Even better news is that challenger Lee Bright is a strong ally to the liberty movement. He endorsed Ron Paul in the South Carolina 2012 primary and Ron Paul endorsed Bright for his re-election later that year. Bright even did an interview for the Daily Paul! On top of being a liberty lover, he's winning the straw polls. Bright just recently won the Charleston GOP straw poll, which is home to another one of the challengers. Making it clear that Bright is going to be the runoff challenger to Graham.
Even if you don't live in South Carolina, you can still help the state out. Bright just recently unveiled a new TV ad that just body slams Lindsey Graham and Bright needs the funding to run it statewide. Graham has a war chest of over $8 million dollars, so the grassroots must come together! There's two goals: get Graham under 50% (which is being done) and make sure the top challenger with the most votes is Lee Bright. I would encourage any South Carolinian to get involved in this race and help Lee Bright. If you don't have time or don't live in South Carolina, a donation to put this anti-Lindsey Graham ad on TV would go a very long way.
Here's Brights website: www.brightforsenate.com
I should also add: Bright has been endorsed by the National Republican Liberty Caucus, Gun Owners of America, Rep. Steve Stockman, and Rep. Thomas Massie.