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Lindsey Grahamís Poll Position: Very Vulnerable
fitsnews.com ^ | 4/16/14

Posted on 04/16/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT by cotton1706

INCUMBENT LIBERAL MAY WIN GOP NOD, BUT CHALLENGES LOOM …

Big government backer Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is likely to win the GOP nomination for another term in the U.S. Senate when South Carolina “Republicans” go to the polls in June.

In fact the liberal lawmaker may claim the GOP nomination outright – without having to compete in a two-week runoff election (in South Carolina, major party candidates who fail to receive more than 50 percent of the vote on the primary ballot must face off against their nearest competitor in a head-to-head runoff matchup two weeks later).

But just because Graham clears his first major hurdle doesn’t mean he’s a shoo-in for a third term in Washington, D.C.

In fact fresh polling from Winthrop University underscores Graham’s challenge with general election voters in South Carolina.

According to the results of the latest Winthrop poll, Graham’s approval rating among registered voters is only 39.6 percent. Meanwhile 43.8 percent of respondents disapprove of the job he is doing.

Those are weak numbers for any candidate – but Graham’s problems are compounded by the fact he is facing a credible, well-funded Democrat (State Senator Brad Hutto) and in all likelihood a credible fiscally conservative independent (former GOP State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel).

Graham’s primary opponents also aren’t giving up their fight just yet.

“Senator Graham is avoiding debates that he previously committed to. His team is pressuring donors to not give to any of his opponents. He’s all over TV. He’s campaigning like never before, and writing specific legislation to get billionaire Super PAC funding,” a spokeswoman for the campaign of GOP challenger Bill Connor told FITS. “The important question is not whether we think he can lose: That goes without saying. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t think he’s vulnerable.

(Excerpt) Read more at fitsnews.com ...


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

1 posted on 04/16/2014 12:10:25 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“...but Graham’s problems are compounded by the fact he is facing a credible, well-funded Democrat.”

Huh? SENATOR GRAHAM is a well-funded Democrat (in all but party affiliation).


2 posted on 04/16/2014 12:13:29 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional "rights" cherished by Democrats.)
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To: cotton1706

A loss of a Senate Seat to a Rat is bad. I hope a primary challenger takes this festering pustule out.


3 posted on 04/16/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: CitizenUSA

Huh? SENATOR GRAHAM is a well-funded Democrat (in all but party affiliation).
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Yes, the article should have said “...he is facing ANOTHER well-funded Democrat...”.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 12:16:57 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

So people are going to rush out to vote for him in the primary when they dont even want him in the main election?

If we can take down lInsay-girl and McConnel it will be HUGE

We have to help them do that~!

Or else they will be right that the TEA party is losing steam


5 posted on 04/16/2014 12:17:03 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Mr. K
Or else they will be right that the TEA party is losing steam

If we can't even count on the Republicans in South Carolina to step up and pay the *(#@ attention and do the right thing and send Lindsey packing, then America is just not worth saving.

6 posted on 04/16/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1
" then America is just not worth saving. "

It may just end up being a nasty rear-guard (not intended to be funny) action until the end of our days.

7 posted on 04/16/2014 12:22:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mr. K

I could live with losing the Senate if Graham and McConnell are gone. We can dispatch both and get the Senate in my view though.


8 posted on 04/16/2014 12:25:12 PM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: ZULU
It is, however far less bad than a Republican who votes with the democrats keeping the seat.

Political incompetents who lack the wit to understand that have enabled the Romney/McCain wing of the party to take over the leadership.

No idiot who spouts that crap is going to do so anymore without attracting the ridicule the position merits.

Yes, you have made it clear that you wanted socialized medicine and you want open borders. We get it Zulu. You will vote for candidates pushing legislation in that direction.

Others of us will oppose those goals of yours even though that means we vote for someone outside the Republican party.

9 posted on 04/16/2014 12:27:16 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: cotton1706

Keep them coming, Cotton. Good work.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 12:30:57 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: cotton1706

Graham must go at any cost.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 12:32:01 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: qam1
If we can't even count on the Republicans in South Carolina to step up and pay the *(#@ attention and do the right thing and send Lindsey packing, then America is just not worth saving.

If you think in terms of S. C. Constitutional conservatives on one hand and the ruling Uni-party on the other, you may understand why things are still the way they are down here. Remember which State the carpetbaggers went to at the very first.
12 posted on 04/16/2014 12:36:45 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: vg0va3; cotton1706
Keep them coming, Cotton. Good work.

Yes indeedy. Thanks! R2z
13 posted on 04/16/2014 12:38:59 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: cotton1706
pole position is more likely.
14 posted on 04/16/2014 12:59:48 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: MrEdd

“Yes, you have made it clear that you wanted socialized medicine and you want open borders. We get it Zulu. You will vote for candidates pushing legislation in that direction.”

WHAT PLANET HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING ON?? Go back and check my prior posts before you start babling like that. I NEVER supported open borders, socialized medicine OR Linda Graham. And its ZULU - as in JAG, not zulu.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 1:47:52 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: ZULU
WHAT PLANET HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING ON?? Go back and check my prior posts before you start babling like that. I NEVER supported open borders, socialized medicine OR Linda Graham. And its ZULU - as in JAG, not zulu.

Aww. Poor ZULU doesn't want to be held accountable for the implications of his stupid rhetoric.

Too damned bad. You did every single one of those things in endorsing Lindsay Graham, over voting a candidate who might not be a Republican but opposes Obamacare and Amnesty.

This is how it works: Each person is accountable for endorsing the positions that the candidates they support vote for and work to get through the legislative process.

You have not been accused of anything you are not doing.

The mental gymnastics you go through to attempt to justify yourself are stupid and other people are sick and tired of idiots who live in such fantasy worlds trying to get us to play along.

If you do not want to be held accountable for something, do not stump for a candidate who legislates for that thing.

So simple, anyone can understand it.

Ridicule thoroughly deserved.

16 posted on 04/16/2014 2:15:52 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: cotton1706; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued; ...

A few points, I’ll preface them be reiterating that I think Graham is a POS and he can drop dead for all I care.

1)I’ve said it before, no one cares but I’ll say it again, we need someone besides Lee Bright to make a runoff with Graham. Bright is about as strong a challenger as Steve Stockman was to Cornhole, Graham would beat him, probably by a wide enough margin to make you sick. There are 2 other serious candidates, Richard Cash and Nancy Mace. The consensus seems to be that Cash is a better candidate but FWIW Mace has consistently polled a little better. Both of them unfortunately clearly trail Bright for 2nd place. Even if Bright somehow made it to November he’d be at least as vulnerable as Graham, which brings me to point 2.

2)I wouldn’t fear-monger about a 2nd tier democrat winning this race just because he’s not a desultory piece of garbage like their last Senate candidate. The ONLY way he could beat any Republican is if a third party challenger takes enough Republican votes which bring me to point 3.

3)This is the first I’ve heard about Thomas Ravenel running as an Independent, isn’t he a convicted cokehead? I read just now that he apparently has a reality show on Bravo. That heavily implies that any talk of running is pure BS to boost ratings, in any case give me a break.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 3:38:03 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; cotton1706; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; Clintonfatigued

SOL said it best: “I want Graham gone...”

Graham is terrible...for no discernible reason.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 4:29:35 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: cotton1706; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
We all know that linda needs to go. It's time.

I suggest we stop posting replies specifically about linda and instead concentrate our efforts and $$ on a candidate that has what it takes to keep linda under 50% in the primary and then win in the general election. IMHO.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

19 posted on 04/16/2014 4:50:51 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Impy
This is the first I’ve heard about Thomas Ravenel running as an Independent, isn’t he a convicted cokehead?

Wikipedia's take on Ravenel's drug problems.

20 posted on 04/16/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: upchuck
I suggest we stop posting replies specifically about linda and instead concentrate our efforts and $$ on a candidate that has what it takes to keep linda under 50% in the primary and then win in the general election. IMHO.

...a candidate or two...

ALL the LG challengers need to get more publicity and name familiarity. Vote for ANY and ALL of them as many times as legally allowed in the primary on June 10th.

Then ABL in the run-off three weeks later.
21 posted on 04/16/2014 5:56:23 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: MrEdd

You are an idiot.


22 posted on 04/16/2014 8:18:09 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: ZULU
If you do not want to be held accountable for something, do not stump for a candidate who legislates for that thing.

Evidently there really are people so stupid that they cannot understand this simple principle.

lack of comprehension does not make the people who point out the obvious idiots, however.

23 posted on 04/16/2014 10:18:02 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

I guess trying to communicate with you is an exercize in utter futility.

I do not support Graham, never have supported Graham, and don’t support open borders. My history of postings here reflects that and I want you stop lying about me.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 2:02:45 PM PDT by ZULU (STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
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To: Impy; cotton1706; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; upchuck; ...

It’s important that Lindsay Graham be forced into a runoff, but no one knows the best strategy to do it. On one hand, we can rally around a single opponent in the multi-candidate field, except that none of them are especially strong. Or we can split among candidates regionally and use that to hold Graham under 50% in the primary, forcing him into a runoff, than ganging up on him then. All of the candidates running have made a vow to support whoever makes it into the runoff with Graham and any of them are an improvement.

In an unrelated aside, I think that Thomas Ravenel is concentrating on becoming a reality television star.


25 posted on 04/17/2014 3:07:34 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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