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Graham, SC GOP primary challengers differ sharply on Supreme Court, NSA and budget deal
thestate.com ^ | 3/30/14 | Jamie Self

Posted on 03/30/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT by cotton1706

COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Republican primary challengers say they are stark alternatives to the two-term incumbent from Seneca.

Graham is too moderate, too willing to compromise or work with congressional Democrats, they say.

But are the policies that the insurgents propose really that different?

On some issues, they are. On other issues, however, the differences are less substantial.

For example, Graham’s opponents uniformly oppose his votes to confirm President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Elections have consequences, Graham said at the time, and Obama, who was elected and then re-elected, has the right to nominate justices.

Graham’s opponents also oppose the incumbent’s support of the National Security Agency’s amassing of U.S. citizens’ cellphone data and his snubbing of a GOP-Tea Party effort to dismantle the president’s signature health care overhaul, a maneuver that led to a 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

But Graham’s June primary challengers are less uniform in their opposition to the incumbent’s positions on budgeting, health care, immigration and foreign policy. In those areas, they criticize specific actions Graham has taken, rather than rejecting all of his proposals or actions wholesale.

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

1 posted on 03/30/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

DO NOT DONATE TO NATIONAL GOP ORGS, THEY USE IT TO PROP GRAMNESTY UP. GIVE TO YOUR CANDIDATE. CHOSE THE ONE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBERS, BEST CHOICE POSSIBLE. RINOS CAN BE BEAT IF WE CUT THEIR RFUNDING.

TN HAS US SEN RINO LAMAR ALEXANDER, PROMISED 2 TERMS AND OUT, RUNNING FOR 3RD. VOTED TO MUG THE MILITARY HEALTH CARE. TN STATE REP JOE CARR, HAS CONSERVATIVE VOTING RECORD YOU CAN CHECK, BEATS LAMAR RINO. HARD TO BEAT A SETTING SEN WAR CHEST AND THE NATIONAL GOP FUNDING.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 8:07:15 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: cotton1706

Dear SC FReepers: Knock this clown out of office. We have some morons in office for Georgia as well, I personally refuse to vote for them in the prinary OR general.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 9:13:06 AM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, STANDING WITH RAND.)
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To: GailA

You’re right, and if I might offer a suggestion to the voters of SC - get behing the ONE candidate that has the best chance to beat Linda in the primary. It seems clear that unless they can convince 4 or 5 out of the six filed to drop out, Lindsay Graham will be win handily.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 9:13:52 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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