Skip to comments.Lindsey Grahamís fourth GOP challenger Bill Connor announces run at Myrtle Beach Tea Party event
Posted on 11/12/2013 5:32:03 AM PST by cotton1706
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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.
“...I am reasonably sure that Lindsey will win it all! People in SC are really uninformed.”
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.
The best way to beat an incumbent is one on one. That's how Tim Walberg KO'ed Joe Schwarz in 2006.
Forgot SC had a runoff.
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.
yeah, he knows he can win against 10 challengers, but not against 1.
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
I was thinking that.
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.
The more the merrier from Graham’s perspective.
People in every state can fit into Rush’s mantra of “low-information voters”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SC Republicans should unite behind the most electable candidate....Lindsey Graham.
Maybe we need a “Tea Party Challenger Run Off” before the actual primary....
I would love it if Graham didn’t make it to the run-off.
If that happened he would either switch to Dem or independent and probably give the seat to a Dimocrat..
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.
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.
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
That's cool--and I believe rare. I like it!
I would opt for Connor!