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Lindsey Grahamís support from South Carolina Republicans is eroding (FINALLY)
United Liberty ^ | 9-6-13 | Jason Pye

Posted on 09/07/2013 4:47:32 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright

Once thought to be a sure bet for re-election, a new poll shows that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has seen his support fall among South Carolina Republicans, as his three primary challengers begin their campaigns against him.

The poll, conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, shows Graham at 42%, Lee Bright with 13%, Nancy Mace taking 10%, and Richard Cash at 7%. And though he fares better in head-to-head matchups against his primary challengers, Graham is still under 50%.

“These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote against any of his opponents,” said John Garst, president of Rosetta Stone Communications, in a release. “Graham does not break 40% among voters who think of themselves as evangelistic conservatives, and that group makes up 58% of the primary electorate.”

(Excerpt) Read more at unitedliberty.org ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: leebright; lindseygraham; southcarolina
Lindsey is at 42% - no way for him to gain any more popularity at this stage of his career.....he's in deep doo doo....
1 posted on 09/07/2013 4:47:32 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Servant of the Cross; Lakeshark; xzins

The unofficial “beat Linda Graham” ping.....Go Lee Bright!


2 posted on 09/07/2013 4:48:44 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Great news!


3 posted on 09/07/2013 4:49:41 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Purge the RINO's (and the Toomey Traitors)
4 posted on 09/07/2013 4:54:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Indeed - and I would say that Graham is perhaps the worst of the worst, becuase he’s from SC and states like SC need to give us Jim DeMint’s and Tim Scotts....not Grahams.

My theory is that folks like Graham, Chambliss from Georgia, Cornyn and KBH from Texas (thank God Cruz has her seat now) and Alexander and Corker from TN really damage us more than the Scott Browns of the world.....after all, states are different. We NEED Graham to be retired from SC. I think it will happen.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 4:57:54 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ahh....Linda...you COULD have been great. Bye Bye.


6 posted on 09/07/2013 4:58:13 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

AMF


7 posted on 09/07/2013 4:59:05 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Who am I to judge homosexuals? That's what the Tony Awards are for.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Throw the bum out!


8 posted on 09/07/2013 5:06:16 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Wait until the attack ads start against his opponent. The RNC will send big $$$, sacrificing other candidates, to save this RINO.


9 posted on 09/07/2013 5:13:36 AM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Lindsey Graham is a strong liberal supporter of Barack Obama on issue after issue. He can’t avoid his record.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 5:14:21 AM PDT by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Lamar Alexander’s support from Tennessee Republicans is eroding (FINALLY)

Bob Corker’s support from Tennessee Republicans is eroding (FINALLY) would be nice too...


11 posted on 09/07/2013 5:18:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Until the election.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 5:20:33 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; Servant of the Cross; xzins
This is one of the GOPE guys that has to be beat.

His strategy to win is going to either be to push far right for a a year to pretend he's a conservative, or once he gets beat in the primary to go full bore Arlen Specter, or even try to be a Joe Lieberman independent.

This is one guy who's going to have a hard time winning with either method. It will be a good thing to be rid of him (and some others).

13 posted on 09/07/2013 5:30:13 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Lib S.C. college professor told me this week (over breakfast) that the push is already underway for Dems to vote for Graham stronger than ever in the Republican primary. He said that Graham is loved as much as Gowdy is hated. FWIW


14 posted on 09/07/2013 5:37:49 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
Lib S.C. college professor told me this week (over breakfast) that the push is already underway for Dems to vote for Graham stronger than ever in the Republican primary.

That should be JOB-1 for Republican activists at all levels:

Getting rid of open primaries.

15 posted on 09/07/2013 5:40:25 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: Lakeshark
Graham can't switch and run as an independent, according to SC law, from what I understand.

/johnny

16 posted on 09/07/2013 5:41:14 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Resettozero
Dems pushed hard for Dewhurst here in Texas, too. Didn't work out for them. Conservatives were more motivated.

/johnny

17 posted on 09/07/2013 5:42:05 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tennessee Nana

RINOS are killing us.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 5:50:07 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Buck-I-Guy

I don’t think that will happen......and if it does, I think it will backfire.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 5:52:58 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Good news, one method he can't slither into. If he loses the primary I'm presuming he'll come out of the closet and run democrat.

I think that would be his least likely path to win again. It's going to be fun (sort of) watching him pretend to be a conservative for the net year.

20 posted on 09/07/2013 5:54:13 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
net = next

spiel cheque is my fiend.

21 posted on 09/07/2013 5:55:14 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: Resettozero
Another open primary? Good grief, one of the dumbest ideas ever. We have it here in Michigan as well. Sure, we'll let the rats help pick our nominee.......what could possibly go wrong?
22 posted on 09/07/2013 5:57:44 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: Buck-I-Guy

“Wait until the attack ads start against his opponent. The RNC will send big $$$, sacrificing other candidates, to save this RINO.”

...and that’s why I quit donating to the GOP a long time ago.


23 posted on 09/07/2013 6:09:07 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: SC_Pete

“RINOS are killing us.”

Pretty sure it’s Republicans that are killing us. Remember...the majority of the GOP House voted for Boner again. The GOP and its leadership stands for amnesty, funding Obamacare, and kicking off WW3. The leadership wouldn’t be in power a day longer if the majority of the party wasn’t ok with it. Guys like Cruz are the exception.


24 posted on 09/07/2013 6:14:02 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Linda bellow 50%....  photo flying_pig.jpg
25 posted on 09/07/2013 6:20:35 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Lakeshark

Some of the rules/guidelines as published on ‘The Greenpapers’.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G14/SC

If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between
the top two vote-getters.

Voters who voted in a party’s primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters
who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party’s runoff.

The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running
unopposed for their Party’s nomination will not appear on primary ballots.

Voters may not vote in a political party’s runoff if they voted in another political party’s
primary. However, voters who did not vote in either politicial party’s primary may vote in
either politicial party’s runoff.

A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for
the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting
machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary
elections or the election of President or Vice-president.

While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if
a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the
November ballot.


26 posted on 09/07/2013 6:22:40 AM PDT by deport
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To: Buck-I-Guy

That’s a two way street
His run off opponent can get great publicity for free by pointing out the outrageous record of the unmarried childless Graham, and attacking the RNC in the press


27 posted on 09/07/2013 6:27:55 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Resettozero

Are the Dem primaries open too? Why can’t we get people to do the same thing to them?


28 posted on 09/07/2013 6:33:16 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Pack the field with candidates having strong, narrow appeal to specific Republican voting blocs and conserve resources via grassroots campaigning and micromarketing. Among these would also be a challenger or challengers with a broader appeal. Objective would be to peel off single-issue voters in order to deny a plurality. Prior to runoff election, by design, have these single-issue ringers pledge strong support to the leading challenger, then mobilize via established grassroots and micromarketing efforts to motivate their voters. Resources conserved then can be used to undermine and attack the incumbent relentlessly, on his record. That red-faced spittlefest of a few years back, calling opponents of amnesty “bigots” would be pure poison in SC. There are other examples with potential as well. McCain’s 2000 insult of the state is well-recalled, so that taint via association would be useful.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 6:46:46 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: C. Edmund Wright; Smokin' Joe; LucyT; Alamo-Girl; ExTexasRedhead; All
FALSE FLAG NUCLEAR ATTACK on SOUTH CAROLINA if the U.S. doesn't vote to strike Syria?
30 posted on 09/07/2013 6:50:16 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bamahead

PING!


31 posted on 09/07/2013 6:53:03 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2
Sen. Graham Warns of Nuke Strike After Missing Warheads Report

From a site that I suspect is a Russian FSB disinformation site, but they're reported stuff that the British press has reported as accurate a day later.

32 posted on 09/07/2013 6:57:35 AM PDT by Publius (And so, night falls on civilization.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; Lakeshark; fr_freak
That should be JOB-1 for Republican activists at all levels: Getting rid of open primaries.

Another open primary? Good grief, one of the dumbest ideas ever.

Are the Dem primaries open too?

One way to respond to these thoughts is to remind that the Federal government has kept its thumb on several States, especially South Carolina, since the War of Northern Aggression.

If you think in terms of S.C. Dem/Repub (or Repub/Dem) unified party as the majority and independent conservative Constitutionalists in the minority, the reason changes are difficult to bring about becomes more understandable.

Yes, we are hoping for a Cruz/Texas situation next year on June 10th.
33 posted on 09/07/2013 7:02:02 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Thanks for the ping.

Great news. If Linda is only at 42%, and this is the highest he'll ever be. He's afraid to meet with the voters in person.

The future is Bright(!) with Lee.

34 posted on 09/07/2013 7:07:24 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The future is Bright(!) with Lee.

I'm a voter in Lee Bright's S.C. Senate District and voted for him for that seat.

Scuttlebutt is that Lindsey's team wants a one-on-one primary runoff with Bright. Mace shows more favorably against Graham, she still is getting to be known in the Upstate, and it's still quite early. Primary is June 10th.

Bright I know and Cash I sorta know. FWIW, I'm watching Mace closely and like her ability to respond intelligently to most any question posed to her. I bet she even has an answer ready now to "How's your soul?" and such baffling questions.
35 posted on 09/07/2013 7:29:05 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

I am on Team Mace, but I will support any of the candidates in a runoff against Graham.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 8:32:02 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Nancy Mace for U.S. Senate!)
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To: PalmettoMason

Ab. So. Lutely.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 8:37:51 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Larousse2

Thanks for the ping!


38 posted on 09/07/2013 9:08:54 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Graham is still under 50%.

Woohoo! Sure would be nice if one of the Bobsy twins is defeated.

5.56mm

39 posted on 09/07/2013 9:16:03 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I can’t get it in my head how Graham’s $6 million-plus war chest can buy back the truth, of his career of undermining every significant opportunity where a conservative view could be advanced. What’s he going to say with that 6 mil? Whose vote can he buy?

Once in awhile he pops up and throws a conveniently timed bone to prop up his reelection, then burrows back under a rock with McCain and Ayotte to plot strategy that keeps some liberal hack, or the president’s agenda, or his Marxist nominees afloat.

Lindsay has gotten ahead of himself and become way, way too obvious with his disdain for conservatives and is actively trying to turn South Carolina blue, legislatively, apparently.

His votes are going to come from liberal Democrats, assuredly.


40 posted on 09/07/2013 10:03:12 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Lakeshark
If I understand correctly, South Carolina has a sore loser law that would prevent Lindsay Light Loafers from running in the general election IF he lost the GOP primary. Unfortunately, South Carolina seems to have an open primary which allows not only unaffiliated voters but even Demonrats to vote in its GOP primary. The primary is a ways off yet and there is time to change the law and limit GOP primary voting only to those who are registered as Republicans.

Also, if Lindsay Light Loafers fails to get 50% in the primary, there would be a runoff in which he would likely lose no matter who survives to run against him in the runoff. The winner would move the seat sharply to the right where it belongs. ALL of Lindsay's primary opponents should be forced by conservatives and libertarians to agree to support Lindsay's runoff opponent.

41 posted on 09/07/2013 10:19:53 AM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: RitaOK

The only thing he can do with 6 mill is slam opponents...and I agree - it’s not like he can reinvent his last 10 years or so with that money.


42 posted on 09/07/2013 10:21:47 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Publius
Charlotte, NC CBS:

Graham: Nukes In Hands Of Terrorists Could Result In Bomb Coming To Charleston Harbor

43 posted on 09/07/2013 3:50:14 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re welcome!


44 posted on 09/07/2013 3:52:19 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

45 posted on 09/08/2013 6:41:23 AM PDT by Perseverando (It's ALL about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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