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SC Senate: Lee Bright emerges as a real threat to Lindsey Graham
electionprojection.com ^ | 2/6/14

Posted on 02/07/2014 5:27:43 AM PST by cotton1706

In my initial South Carolina Senate race preview, I stated that incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham, though not very well-liked among Palmetto State conservatives, seemed likely to avoid serious primary opposition. I have since learned from sources on the ground that I was mistaken. Several solid conservative candidates are in the running to unseat Graham, and at least two factors raise questions about his ability to win the Republican nomination in the 2014 South Carolina Senate election. First, South Carolina is a primary runoff state. That means that unless Graham can eclipse the 50% mark in the GOP primary, he will have to face a runoff election against an opponent running to his right with consolidated conservative Republican support behind him. Second, we are still four months away from South Carolina's June 10 primary. That's a good bit of time for one or more of the Republican challengers to build a groundswell of support.

We are seeing that happen already to some extent as one recent poll of GOP primary voters showed that only 38% felt Graham deserved be reelected. The poll also showed that State Sen. Lee Bright is Graham most likely runoff opponent.

At this point, regardless of the outcome of the GOP primary, this seat will remain in Republican hands. However, the flavor of the senator in this seat come January, 2015, may enjoy an upgrade from a conservative perspective.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 02/07/2014 5:27:43 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Buh bye Linda.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 5:32:56 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I sincerely hope this happens. It would put a shiver down McInsane’s back.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 5:36:20 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

It can happen….especially if folks would donate a few sheckles…

www.BrightforSenate.com


4 posted on 02/07/2014 5:41:30 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Gaffer

McAmnesty was a goner in 2010 when his 2008 running mate stepped in to save him. Not one of her brighter moments.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 5:41:48 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Let’s hope she feels that “loyalty” debt has been paid come his next re-election.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 5:44:32 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

She hopelessly is supporting the traitor. No hope here.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 5:47:01 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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