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Lindsey Graham Polling Under 50 Percent in Primary, Could Face Runoff
Brietbart ^ | September 8 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 09/08/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT by amnestynone

Ten months out from his primary election against three different Tea Party candidates, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has dropped to below 50 percent in the polls, meaning he is particularly vulnerable to a runoff strategy conservatives have employed against him. Graham received just 42 percent of support from likely South Carolina GOP voters in an Aug. 25 poll of 500 likely GOP voters conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, UnitedLiberty.org reports. “These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote against any of his opponents,” Rosetta Stone Communications president John Garst said. “Graham does not break 40% among voters who think of themselves as evangelistic conservatives, and that group makes up 58% of the primary electorate.” Lnadmark Communications president Mark Rountree added that Graham “has developed a serious problem with male voters and conservative voters in particular.” “His support among those demographic groups is weak,” Rountree said. “But worse for Senator Graham is that he currently does not even win an outright majority in a potential runoff primary election, despite the fact that his opponents are not even well known to the general public.” As Breitbart News has reported, Graham’s three primary challengers—State Sen. Lee Bright, public relations executive and first female graduate of The Citadel Nancy Mace, and pro-life activist and businessman Richard Cash—aim to take Graham to a runoff after the primary next June. If Graham receives less than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, then the second-place candidate will go head-to-head with him in a runoff election a couple weeks later.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; backstabber; gopprimary; graham; lindseygraham; nancymace; randsconcerntrolls; sc2014; southcarolina; teaparty
get him!
1 posted on 09/08/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT by amnestynone
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To: amnestynone

Somwhere the Mormon Tabernackle Choir is warming up to sing Handels Messiah......”HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!”


2 posted on 09/08/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: amnestynone

Let’s hope so. He needs to take his clown show some place else.


3 posted on 09/08/2013 3:28:37 PM PDT by boycott
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To: amnestynone
If I lived in SC I'd vote for a watermelon before I'd vote for Linda Graham.
4 posted on 09/08/2013 3:28:58 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: amnestynone

ahhh ...now isn’t that just too bad...LOL


5 posted on 09/08/2013 3:31:26 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: amnestynone

Read my tag line.


6 posted on 09/08/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone
While Lindsey seems to have never met a Democrat he doesn't like and really loves to work to provide cover for the Obama Administration, just wait to see how nasty and dirty he can be to a fellow Republican.
7 posted on 09/08/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: amnestynone
I don't live in SC - a very beautiful and hospitable state - but who do I send campaign $$$$ to.

State Sen. Lee Bright

Nancy Mace

Richard Cash

8 posted on 09/08/2013 3:34:39 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: MagUSNRET

Amen.


9 posted on 09/08/2013 3:36:20 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Stop Worrying And Just Learn To Love The Bomb!)
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To: amnestynone

Hey Hey Ho Ho
Lindsey Graham has got to go


10 posted on 09/08/2013 3:47:08 PM PDT by Lexington Green (2012 - It wasn't an election. It was a coup d'etat.)
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To: rdcbn

Is South Carolina an open-primary state?

The democrats WOULD vote repubbie for him....


11 posted on 09/08/2013 3:50:50 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: hummingbird

I’d do research yourself into this, since its your money. All three a vastly better than Graham, and we ideally want all three of them getting a share of the votes on election day to keep Graham under 50%.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 3:59:17 PM PDT by Viennacon (E)
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To: amnestynone
Paragraphs would help to read the info. Some info on the SC Primary procedure.....

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.

13 posted on 09/08/2013 3:59:19 PM PDT by deport
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To: amnestynone

Who keeps voting for this piece of garbage?!


14 posted on 09/08/2013 4:00:53 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: amnestynone

Goober’s the # 1 rino on our hit list!


15 posted on 09/08/2013 4:06:02 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: amnestynone

Waiting for the heterophobe meltdown rant from Linda. Pass the popcorn.


16 posted on 09/08/2013 4:10:35 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: amnestynone

Primaries have consequences.


17 posted on 09/08/2013 4:10:42 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: hummingbird

Give them some time and check them out. We definitely do not want Aung Lindsey to be in a run off with another Todd Akin.


18 posted on 09/08/2013 4:15:20 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: boycott

Boy does he.


19 posted on 09/08/2013 4:18:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: LyinLibs

Low info voters here in SC. But times are a changing.


20 posted on 09/08/2013 4:32:20 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: rodguy911
At least there is one ray of hope today.
From what I can tell, Mr. Bright is the best Republican in the race.
TWB
21 posted on 09/08/2013 4:35:59 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: amnestynone
HaHa!

He's invited to dinner with Obama and Biden to talk Syria. Well, this should get interesting real soon.

22 posted on 09/08/2013 4:46:12 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: amnestynone

he needs to be runoff


23 posted on 09/08/2013 5:09:49 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: amnestynone

42 percent is huge for this awful candidate.


24 posted on 09/08/2013 5:54:28 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: amnestynone

I think Lindsey and McCain are going steady.


25 posted on 09/14/2013 5:18:33 PM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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