Skip to comments.Graham, SC GOP primary challengers differ sharply on Supreme Court, NSA and budget deal
Posted on 03/31/2014 5:24:45 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.
As of Friday, six Republicans had filed to run against Graham: Columbia pastor Det Bowers, state Sen. Lee Bright of Spartanburg, Easley businessman Richard Cash, Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor, Columbia attorney Benjamin Dunn and Charleston public relations executive Nancy Mace. Two Democrats also have filed for the seat: state Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg and Columbia businessman Jay Stamper.
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Did Grahmanesty’s staff write this?
They are gonna need a much larger bucket of lipstick for this pig........
“Did Grahmanestys staff write this?”
Maybe, haha. There hasn’t been that much going on with this race but I want to keep reminding people of it so I post these stories.
June 10th is the day Linda wins the primary (with 52 percent)....the only people who like Linda in the entire country are from South Carolina. Such a shame.
The linked page was (for some reason) taking a long time to load.
Does it mention anything about actual, recent polls taken between Linda and Lee Bright?
Just curious what the polls are looking like for her (Linda). Thanks.
“Does it mention anything about actual, recent polls taken between Linda and Lee Bright?”
No it doesn’t. The last poll I saw had Graham at 45%. And a second democrat just announced for Senate which means there will also be a democrat primary (so fewer crossover votes to protect Lindsey)
All we need is to keep Graham under 50%. Then it’s game on!