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Another showdown for Lindsey Graham (Primary Today!!!)
cnn.com ^ | 6/10/14 | Paul Steinhauser

Posted on 06/10/2014 6:26:03 AM PDT by cotton1706

Five states from Maine to Nevada hold primaries on Tuesday, but the marquee race is in South Carolina, where two-term GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham is hoping to avoid a runoff.

The Palmetto State showdown comes as fellow Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is fighting for his political life in Mississippi. Last week, he was forced into a runoff against a challenger backed by the tea party.

But for Graham, any comparison with Cochran is short lived even though many tea party activists and other grassroots conservatives in South Carolina despise him and other local organizations in the state have censured him in recent years.

Graham's opponents are divided and getting little help from powerful anti-establishment outside groups.

With the most recent poll indicating Graham close to the 50% threshold needed to avoid a runoff, he spent the day before the primary on a bus tour through the conservative, voter-rich upstate region.

In his final campaign commercial before the primary, Graham touted his conservative credentials, which he said included support for "building the Keystone pipeline, opposing Obamacare, looking for answers on Benghazi, standing up for our military."

Graham: W.H. believes 'we're all dumb' And in the ad, which his campaign said was a six-figure statewide buy on TV, radio and digital, Graham said he is a "conservative leader you can count on to get things done."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; elections
We've done all we can. It's up to the citizens of South Carolina now (and the illegal aliens that Lindsey loves so much!)
1 posted on 06/10/2014 6:26:03 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

So much depends on how many democrats come out to support Lindsey.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 6:29:16 AM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Well, there’s a democrat primary too so that may help with that.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 6:30:38 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

If he is forced into a runoff (hope), I hope that the supported of all the other Candidates will coalesce around ONE candidate - don’t care if it;s Bright or Nancy Mace, or… but my suggestion would be to coalesce around whichever other candidate had the most support at the time of the Primary. Otherwise they will be NO hope of unseating this RINO!


4 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:50 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: cotton1706

I asked my five SC relatives to go out and vote today for anyone who isn’t Lindsey Graham.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 6:32:52 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: cotton1706

I just learned that Lindsey has actively solicited Democrat votes for today’s primary & will solicit them again in November if he wins today.

Just when we thought he couldn’t stoop any lower.

Geez.....oh, well, off to the polling place. This one’s for you, Lee Bright.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 6:34:00 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: cotton1706

” - - - “conservative leader you can count on to get things done.” - - - “ is GOP-E Code for “CONTINUE TO RUBBER-STAMP WHATEVER OBAMA AND REID ASK US TO VOTE FOR.”


7 posted on 06/10/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: elcid1970

Good Luck dumping Lindsey. Please call 10 friends, get them all to vote plus they should each call at least 5 others, etc. Get the ball moving early. Let’s DO this.

We’re counting on you folks to dump him. Conservative, huh? Geeeeeeeesh. What a lie. He and McAmnesty are hooked at the hip. Shame on them and the GOPe.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:03 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: cotton1706

Going in about an hour to vote for A-B-G!!


9 posted on 06/10/2014 6:39:50 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Hoodat

Lee Bright stands some chance of beating Linda in a runoff. I’m not sure any of the other challengers would be able to.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 6:41:21 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: elcid1970; C. Edmund Wright; upchuck
I just learned that Lindsey has actively solicited Democrat votes for today’s primary & will solicit them again in November if he wins today.

This is true. Just like the gOpE strategy in Mississippi by the Barbour machine ...

Lindsey Graham’s Covert Op: Going Full Democrat

And here's the money soundbite from FReeper CEW, calling out Flimsey Tinkerbell for his audacious hypocrisy ....

Edmund Wright, Bright’s Communications Director, said, “This is quintessential political cross dressing. It’s quite a little paradox too, targeting Democrats with web ads while using his lobbying money to spread the fabricated rumor that he’s a conservative on television.

11 posted on 06/10/2014 6:44:13 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

You like that little subtle double entendre do you?

(okay, maybe NOT so subtle)


12 posted on 06/10/2014 6:47:41 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: JaguarXKE

All the candidates, except for Det Bowers, have pledged their support to the one that runs off against linda. They also promised, during the campaign that ends today, to not bicker among themselves but devote all their efforts towards ousting linda.

Thank you candidates. You’ve shown amazing maturity in this fight.


13 posted on 06/10/2014 6:52:07 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: cotton1706

The media has long declared Graham the winner, no matter the reality on the ground. But if conservatives could at least force him into a runoff, it would unnerve the GOP-e, and force them to dump millions into his campaign.

And if through some miracle, somebody could beat him after the runoff, it would shake the GOP-e in their patent leather shoes.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

15 posted on 06/10/2014 6:55:07 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706
"conservative leader you can count on to get things done."

A person like that DOES NOT vote w/ nobama 50% of the time, is NOT for amnesty, DOES NOT vote for a bailout the country can't afford, etc.

1. Linda is no conservative.

2. She's not a leader, either.

16 posted on 06/10/2014 6:55:25 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: cotton1706

Well, there’s a democrat primary too so that may help with that.


Thank goodness for that.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 6:55:26 AM PDT by boycott
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To: upchuck

Good Luck, today. Dump Linda, please!


18 posted on 06/10/2014 6:55:57 AM PDT by Andy'smom (How many more acts of love can we take?)
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To: upchuck
All the candidates, except for Det Bowers, have pledged their support to the one that runs off against linda.

So even Nancy Mace finally reasonably changed her mind on that?

19 posted on 06/10/2014 6:57:47 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Voted in Greenville. Lines were short but the people were coming in steadily. We just need to keep Graham from getting that 50% +1 vote.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 6:59:45 AM PDT by Bucky14 (And I would have gotten away with it too, if not for you meddling kids!)
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To: upchuck

Bowers ran Dukakis SC Campaign in the 80s, fyi.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 7:02:10 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“it would unnerve the GOP-e, and force them to dump millions into his campaign.”

That’s also been one of the main reasons to challenge these people. They love to go to fundraisers to build warchests and then slip back into office unopposed.

We’ve forced John Cornyn to spend 6 million, Mitch McConnell 10 million, Graham I think 8 million, Cantor, millions (don’t know the number), etc.

I’m sure they’re all really pissed that they have to go to all these horrible chicken and potatoes fundraisers, only to spend it all against people who they think are beneath them. And THEN they have to battle the democrats!

A lot of warchests will be close to empty by November, so pat your self on the back for keeping the pressure on these worthless aristocrats. They may get back into office, but at a cost and not forever!


22 posted on 06/10/2014 7:04:00 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

CALL ALL YOUR FAMILY OUT THERE TO VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ONLY 10% OF THE PEOPLE SHOW UP FOR PRIMARIES!!

THAT MAKES EACH OF YOUR VOTES WORTH 10 TIMES AS MUCH

THE PLACE TO RID OURSELVES OF RINOS IS THE PRIMARIES


23 posted on 06/10/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

boy are you wrong... if lindsay-girl is forced into a runoff he will LOSE

That is the entire point of making sure he does not win outright today


24 posted on 06/10/2014 7:08:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: upchuck

So, what’s up with Det Bowers?


25 posted on 06/10/2014 7:20:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: cotton1706
I’m sure they’re all really pissed that they have to go to all these horrible chicken and potatoes fundraisers, only to spend it all against people who they think are beneath them. And THEN they have to battle the democrats!

Exactly! And this is why they are so PISSED OFF at Senator Ted Cruz, who has rallied and inspired the conservative base by calling out the gOpE on their fake comfortable 'show votes' and lack of fight.

And here's why Senator Cruz stood up to these fake conservatives who merely pretended to stand up for conservative values with show votes but actually just cared about their D.C. 'prestige' .... and thankfully, Ted Cruz has called them out on it and thus helped conservatives to make gains in the primaries (although McConnell made him promise to not get involved in the primaries of sitting gop incumbents) ...

CRUZ: I will tell you the single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here. I mean, we don't even talk about how to win a fight. There's no discussion. We talk about, "Hey, let's get a show vote so we can go tell our constituents we're doing something." But I promise you, Rush, if you had to sit through one Senate lunch, you'd be in therapy for a month.

RUSH: (laughing).

CRUZ: I don't know that you could -- as bad as you might think it is, and, listen, these are good men and women. I respect them. I like them. Many of these are my friends, but they've been here a long time, and they're beaten down, and they don't believe we can win. They don't believe it can happen, and the answer they say on every issue is, "No, we can't do it. We can't do it."

26 posted on 06/10/2014 7:26:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

“Well, there’s a democrat primary too so that may help with that.”

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

So they’ll just vote in both primaries. Probably multiple times.


27 posted on 06/10/2014 7:28:42 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Servant of the Cross
Never go full Democrat


28 posted on 06/10/2014 7:37:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: upchuck

That is good news indeed! Maybe there is a fighting chance.


29 posted on 06/10/2014 7:46:01 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: cotton1706

Please, please, SC, give Miss Linda the boot!


30 posted on 06/10/2014 7:48:43 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: cotton1706

“Graham said he is a ‘conservative leader you can count on to get things done.’”

Yeah, boy, you’re as “severely conservative” as Romney, Grahamnesty.


31 posted on 06/10/2014 8:28:55 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Mr. K

I would never bet on him losing. Lots of money can buy lots of votes, most of the time. Like Thad Cochran, I wouldn’t doubt for a minute that Graham would snivelingly appeal to Democrats to keep his pasty white buttocks in that seat.

Then again, if he did lose, I would be more than happy to lead the assembled Munchkins in a hearty chorus of Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead.

Maybe Graham could become roomies with John Edwards.


32 posted on 06/10/2014 9:17:16 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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