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Lindsey Grahamís fourth GOP challenger Bill Connor announces run at Myrtle Beach Tea Party event
thestate.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Jamie Self

Posted on 11/12/2013 5:32:03 AM PST by cotton1706

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To: Theodore R.

John McCain stepped in it in SC in 2000, he’s really not all that beloved there. Democrats have always crossed over for Graham, it will be no different in a runoff. There is an excellent shot at unseating him.


51 posted on 11/12/2013 8:22:16 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Theodore R.
People in SC are really uninformed.

We know enough to know some Tex-uns on FR are know-it-all know-nothings.
52 posted on 11/12/2013 8:29:17 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: wardaddy
Yep. Plurality races for a primary are the pits.

/johnny

53 posted on 11/12/2013 8:29:39 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Theodore R.

“...I am reasonably sure that Lindsey will win it all! People in SC are really uninformed.”
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I think they’ve been getting informed real quick. South Carolina most recently elected Tim Scott in a landslide to the US Senate. Senator Scott is one of the Tea Party “caucus” in the US Senate.

The good folk in South Carolina are going to send Little Lindsey Graham packing to his retirement serving as a towel boy in a DC bathhouse. First by keeping him below 50% in the primary and then defeating him in the runoff.


54 posted on 11/12/2013 8:57:54 AM PST by House Atreides ( D)
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To: cotton1706
Four of them? That's not good.

The best way to beat an incumbent is one on one. That's how Tim Walberg KO'ed Joe Schwarz in 2006.

55 posted on 11/12/2013 10:23:27 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Wish I saw that before I posted.

Forgot SC had a runoff.

56 posted on 11/12/2013 10:24:55 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: wardaddy
God loves a runoff my man. wish we had them here in Davy Crockett land

Here too. Four conservatives split the vote and got us the moderate Snyder for governor. He has some good points, but isn't nearly as good as the others would have been. In 2012, a runoff would have stopped the weakest candidate from winning the senate primary.

57 posted on 11/12/2013 10:40:19 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

yeah, he knows he can win against 10 challengers, but not against 1.


58 posted on 11/12/2013 10:59:18 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Connor is the biggest threat to Graham because he takes away Graham’s retired military support, which is significant in South Carolina and one of Graham’s strengths


59 posted on 11/12/2013 2:07:09 PM PST by LSUfan
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I was thinking that.


60 posted on 11/12/2013 2:22:22 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: House Atreides

We’ll see, but Scott hasn’t yet been elected to the Senate; he is an appointee. Many in SC don’t even know how Lindsey betrays us ad nauseum. And probably ALL have heard his name! For so many of the uninformed, the ones Rush calls “low-information” voters, name ID is all that counts.


61 posted on 11/12/2013 3:14:36 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The more the merrier from Graham’s perspective.


62 posted on 11/12/2013 3:15:54 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Resettozero

People in every state can fit into Rush’s mantra of “low-information voters”.


63 posted on 11/12/2013 3:16:37 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Theodore R.
People in every state can fit into Rush’s mantra of “low-information voters”.

What the heck are you trying to say, Teds, in addition to what you previously wrote on this thread? You insulted all SC FReepers by your glib, "People in SC are really uninformed.”

Oh, Tex-un, what are you trying to do on this thread?
64 posted on 11/12/2013 3:45:52 PM PST by Resettozero
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Stomp that effeminate man in the dirt. NO FR^CKEN AMNESTY You POC. Get his girly ass out of there. He knows he is in deep sh^t.


65 posted on 11/12/2013 5:52:19 PM PST by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: JRandomFreeper

More opposition helps Graham. He is already pretty assured to be the top vote getter in the primary, but probably not 50%. He can sit on most of his money and watch his challengers go at it, spending what little money they have for the campaign. If there is a run-off, he will have about 50 times the cash as his opponent, allowing him to dominate the TV and radio.

Another possibility is the opponents beat up on each other to a point they look weak, Graham pumps in big money the last two weeks before the primary Election Day and captures more than 50% of the vote.

Either way, with a large field, I see no way Graham is defeated next year by a republican.


66 posted on 11/12/2013 7:04:06 PM PST by mcjordansc
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To: southernnorthcarolina

What’s with the silly haircut and facial hair on Gowdy? He needs to see a hair stylist because what he does now looks positively ridiculous.


67 posted on 11/13/2013 12:49:53 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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We'll see who is right. I haven't heard anything about his challengers doing anything except attacking Graham.

Dewhurst had a lot more money than Cruz, plus GOP-E support. Dewhurst was the top vote getter in the primary but didn't get 50%. When it came down to the run-off, money flowed to Cruz. Then Cruz beat him like a red-headed step child over conservative issues.

/johnny

68 posted on 11/13/2013 5:06:38 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

SC Republicans should unite behind the most electable candidate....Lindsey Graham.

/GOPe


69 posted on 11/13/2013 6:45:43 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Maybe we need a “Tea Party Challenger Run Off” before the actual primary....


70 posted on 11/13/2013 10:49:39 AM PST by GraceG
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To: JRandomFreeper

I would love it if Graham didn’t make it to the run-off.
/johnny

If that happened he would either switch to Dem or independent and probably give the seat to a Dimocrat..


71 posted on 11/13/2013 10:51:16 AM PST by GraceG
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You can’t just have one primary challenger in that state. There is going to be someone with good policies who the people wont get behind.

So many Republicans line up to attack Lindsey Graham there must be a good reason.


72 posted on 11/13/2013 3:12:36 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: JRandomFreeper
Happy to see there is the 50% runoff rule. A 4 way Republican senate primary in Wisconsin in 2012, with no such rule, gave away a winnable senate seat. I believe that happened in Missouri as well.
73 posted on 11/13/2013 6:51:04 PM PST by Hamilcar_Barca (Keep the main thing, the main thing - defeat Obama)
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To: Hamilcar_Barca
Quite the moniker. Father of Hannibal.

Yep. Some states have it, some don't. I think KY is also winner takes all with a plurality.

Which is why Bevin going up against him alone is good.

Runoff elections are good at getting rid of incumbents.

/johnny

74 posted on 11/13/2013 7:01:59 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey votes for liberal judges, claims to do it out of principal, meaning elections have consequences

I would ask him if he will be voting along same principals if sent back, or will he vote for the unborn Children and Christian values this time?

Throw the bum out


75 posted on 11/14/2013 5:07:43 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: JRandomFreeper
SC is a run-off state. And it has a sore-loser law.

That's cool--and I believe rare. I like it!

76 posted on 11/14/2013 7:16:21 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: cotton1706

I would opt for Connor!


77 posted on 11/15/2013 8:43:21 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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