Skip to comments.Tea Party Endorsement for Lindsey Graham Challenger
Posted on 04/16/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT by Siegfried X
South Carolina Tea Party Leader Endorses One of Lindsey Graham's Challengers
The possibility that opponents of Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will coalesce around a single challenger in the June Republican U.S. Senate primary in South Carolina took an interesting turn on Monday when an influential Tea Party leader in the state endorsed attorney Bill Connor, who has lagged in both the polls and fundraising.
In his endorsement Monday, Joe Dugan, founder of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party and executive producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention, said "I have known Bill [Connor] for more than five years ..."
On Friday, Connor was also endorsed personally by Tea Party leaders Janet Spencer of North Myrtle Beach, Charlotte Hendrix of Florence, Linda Ensor of Summerville, and Pat Dansbury of the Bluffton Tea Party in Ridgeland...
The most recent poll, taken in February, indicates that Senator Graham has the support of about 45 percent of Republican primary voters, and is in striking distance of exceeding the magic 50 percent number in the June primary needed to avoid a runoff.
South Carolina requires the winner of a primary to obtain more than 50 percent of the vote. In the event no candidate obtains a majority of the vote, the top two vote getters meet in a runoff primary three weeks later.
None of Senator Graham's challengers reached double digits in that poll. State senator Lee Bright led the four challengers included in that poll with 9 percent of the vote. He was trailed by Connor, Nancy Mace, and Richard Cash. Newcomers Det Bowers and Benjamin Dunn were not included in the February poll.
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Hope so, Grahamnesty is one RINO I despise , more than the rest I think.
His trucking business went bankrupt and he owes creditors a million bucks. Tea Party “leaders” always great at picking winners.