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  • Thomas Ravenel Thanks Supporters, Channels Barry Goldwater

    08/08/2014 7:49:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 21 replies
    On his first day as an official candidate for the U.S. Senate, Lowcountry businessman and reality television star Thomas Ravenel thanked his supporters for signing and collecting the signatures that put him on the November ballot against incumbent “Republican” Lindsey Graham, Democrat Brad Hutto and Libertarian Victor Kocher. “A lot of people worked very hard on that (signature) effort – and I’m tremendously grateful to each one of them,” Ravenel said. ”This is democracy in action – whether the warmongers and welfare statists in Washington like it or not.”
  • ‘Southern Charm’ star planning US Senate race against Graham

    06/26/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 6/26/14 | Jason Ryan
    CHARLESTON — With less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Charleston businessman and reality TV show star Thomas Ravenel says he is proceeding with plans to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lindsey Graham. Ravenel, who was state treasurer before resigning due to federal drug charges, said Wednesday that he plans soon to complete a petition drive, collecting the signatures of at least 10,000 S.C. voters. That petition would enable him to appear on the ballot this November with three other candidates, including Graham, in a bid for a six-year...
  • South Carolina Senator Tim Scott Outperformed RINO Lindsey Graham by 90,000 Votes

    You might see punditry begin to obfuscate the Lindsey Graham win against the backdrop of the Eric Cantor loss. Their collective goal will be to diminish the visibility of conservative strength and grassroots power (because we all know Graham to be a top shelf Decepticon) and cast aspersions toward us by saying the establishment holds in South Carolina. So, how much support does Graham actually carry? Let me just point out something factual for you to consider. Both Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott were on the same South Carolina GOP primary Ballot.
  • Sen. Tim Scott wins GOP primary in South Carolina

    06/10/2014 6:53:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 9:24 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott easily won the Republican primary in South Carolina on Tuesday, setting up a general election that could make him the state’s first elected black senator. Early returns Tuesday showed Scott, 48, with about 90 percent of the vote over challenger Randall Young. Scott also is the heavy favorite to win in November in this heavily Republican state. …
  • June 10th Primary Live Thread (ME, NV, SC, VA)

    06/10/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 286 replies
    Live Thread
  • Lindsey Graham Prevailing Over Primary Challengers

    05/04/2014 6:48:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 5/4/14
    Here's how Sen. Lindsey Graham is navigating through six challengers in South Carolina's Republican primary: goodwill, shrewd politics and nearly $7 million in campaign cash. Rep. Mick Mulvaney was thought to be a credible challenger in the June 10 primary, until Graham inspired House leaders to give Mulvaney a seat on the House Financial Services Committee. Mulvaney opted against challenging the two-term senator. A hacking episode resulted in the theft of South Carolina taxpayers' personal information and a public relations problem for Gov. Nikki Haley, also up for re-election this year. Graham advised her on the situation, and now she...
  • Endorse Real Democrats In The Primary, South Carolina Democratic Party Suggests

    04/30/2014 3:40:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | Rob Groce
    Having three non-Democrats running as Democrats in their Democratic primaries has put South Carolina’s county and state Democratic parties in need for near Demagoguery, it seems, in order to restore democracy. To explain it simpler, less alliterately, and in more detail: Karen Smith, a self-declared Tea Party sympathizer, is challenging Rep. Jim Clyburn in the June 10 Democratic primary. Phil Black challenged incumbent Republican Rep. Joe Wilson in the last two GOP primaries, but is doing it again as a Democrat in 2014. Jay Stamper originally sought Republican support for U.S. Senate in Jan. 2013, then quickly claimed to be...
  • Sheldon Adelson: Not Getting His Money’s Worth In South Carolina

    04/27/2014 8:57:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    He’s the Las Vegas casino magnate pouring money into the coffers of “Republican” politicians (and the groups supporting their reelection) in an effort to purchase their opposition to online poker. Why does Adelson want to ban online poker? Easy: It’s costing him money. We’ve got no beef with Adelson, obviously. He’s simply making an investment in the future of his increasingly outdated business model. No, our beef is with the politicians taking his cash – politicians like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). Last month we wrote about Graham’s support for a federal online poker ban – which we’re sure has...
  • Democratic state senator running for U.S. Senate seat held by Graham (Good News!)

    03/29/2014 7:45:26 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 3/28/14 | Andrew Shain
    COLUMBIA, SC — Brad Hutto, a leading Democrat in the state Senate, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Lindsey Graham. Hutto joins Columbia businessman Jay Stamper, who moved from Washington state last year to run against Graham, in seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat. Six Republicans have filed to challenge Graham in the June 10 GOP primary. The Orangeburg attorney, who has been in the state Senate for 18 years, said the divisive battle among Republicans over Graham presents a chance for a Democrat to win the Senate seat, which has been held...

    03/15/2014 8:27:31 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 78 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 15, 2014 | Neil W. McCabe
    South Carolina Republicans like former Florida governor John E. “Jeb” Bush for president, while continuing to support Sen. Lindsey O. Graham for re-nomination against a host of conservative challengers. “Jeb Bush shows strength across many of the poll’s crosstabs and was the choice of 22 percent of the respondents compared to his 16 percent in our November poll,” said Doug Kaplan, the president of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling company. “In the GOP Senate primary survey, Graham polled 60 percent against the field compared to his 54 percent in our November poll,” he said. In the case that no candidate...
  • South Carolina Is About To Get Interesting

    02/17/2014 7:00:27 PM PST · by House Atreides · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | February 17, 2014 | Ben Howe
    "...We believe we’ve found an iron clad way to extend the run-off period in the South Carolina primary. Right now it is at a paltry 2 weeks and we believe we’ve discovered something that will extend that to 60 days...."
  • Pastor joins crowded GOP race to unseat Lindsey Graham

    02/04/2014 2:43:10 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies ^ | 2/4/14 | Peter Hambly
    The already-crowded race to unseat South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is about to get another candidate. Det Bowers, a well-connected Columbia pastor known for his oratory, put weeks of rumors to rest on Monday and said he is joining the five-person Republican Senate primary field. “No question,” Bowers told CNN in a phone interview. “I am definitely running.” Bowers said he filed fundraising paperwork with the Federal Election Commission in recent days and plans to make a formal announcement about his campaign soon. He also commiserated with donors in Washington and Texas last month, people close to him said. “I...
  • SC Tea Party Leader: 'Unfortunate' Lindsey Graham Dismisses Grassroots

    01/21/2014 1:23:22 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 1/20/14 | Tony Lee
    Joe Dugan, the Executive Producer of the South Carolina Tea Party Convention and Chairman of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party, appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said 2014 will be an even bigger year for the movement than 2010, the year which put the Tea Party on the map and gave Republicans back the House of Representatives in an historic midterm Dugan told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, "2010 was a firecracker. 2014 is going to be an explosion." He said the Tea Party has always been right about the...
  • SC Pastor Mulls US Senate Bid

    01/09/2014 9:07:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    A South Carolina pastor is mulling a 2014 Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, sources familiar with his thinking tell FITS. DeTreville F. Bowers, Jr. – pastor of Christ Church of the Carolinas – has reportedly raised the prospect of running for Senate in conversations with several social conservative leaders. Some of these leaders have passed this information along to Graham’s campaign, which according to one staffer views Bowers as a “credible threat.” A native of Estill, S.C., Bowers spent two decades as a lawyer before earning his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia International University in the...
  • Poll: Lindsey Graham beats all Challengers in 2014 Senate Race

    12/10/2013 6:52:04 AM PST · by politisite · 41 replies
    Latest Political Polls / Gravis Marketing Poll ^ | 12/10/2013 | Latest Political Polls
    According to a new Gravis Marketing poll, If the election were held today, Lindsey Graham would win the South Carolina Senate primary. However, voters say they would support a Tea Party Challenger and still prefer former Senator Jim DeMint over Senator Lindsey Graham.
  • SC Democrats promise to vet candidates in 2014

    11/28/2013 5:56:21 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 14 replies
    WIS TV ^ | Nov 28, 2013 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    South Carolina Democrats hope a combination of enthusiasm, a desire to change the direction of the state and more careful vetting of people seeking the party's nominations will help them make gains next election. Democrats acknowledge they need some wins. All nine statewide offices are run by Republicans, along with eight of the state's nine congressmen. A Democrat hasn't won a statewide race since 2006, and the party hasn't taken a statewide or federal office back from the Republicans since 1998. State Democratic Party Chairman Jamie Harrison says the party has talked to credible, competent challengers for every statewide race...
  • Republicans want to finish takeover of SC

    11/25/2013 6:27:44 AM PST · by Resettozero · 67 replies
    SFGate ^ | 9:15 am, Saturday, November 23, 2013 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore shares some striking political data when visiting local party meetings: In a state where the GOP holds most statewide offices and congressional and state legislative seats, Democrats still hold the counties. Democrats also outnumber Republicans as sheriffs, coroners and auditors. But that could change in 2014. Moore says his goal in next year's elections is to flip the local offices to Republican control, completing a transformation that started nearly 50 years ago when then-Democrat Sen. Strom Thurmond went on statewide television and announced he was switching to the GOP — in a state...
  • Lindsey Graham’s fourth GOP challenger Bill Connor announces run at Myrtle Beach Tea Party event

    11/12/2013 5:32:03 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 76 replies ^ | November 11, 2013 | Jamie Self
    COLUMBIA — U.S. Army veteran and Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate Monday at a Myrtle Beach Tea Party meeting.Connor joins Spartanburg state Sen. Lee Bright, Easley businessman Richard Cash and Charleston PR executive Nancy Mace as the fourth candidate challenging U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in the June GOP primary.The only one of Graham’s challengers to run a statewide race, Connor ran for lieutenant governor in 2010 and lost in a runoff.A Monday news release on Connor’s newly launched website said that “Unlike some, Bill Connor wears the label of Tea Party Republican proudly.”In a video...
  • Lindsey Graham turns hard right in bid to retain US Senate seat

    11/06/2013 5:46:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 11/5/13
    Lindsey Graham is talking tough and taking a hard right turn in his bid to win the GOP primary in South Carolina. Graham is apparently attempting to appeal to his base and win over conservative voters in light of recent polls that show his support in the South Carolina GOP primary race may be eroding, thanks in part to his soft stance on Obamacare, as well as his support for amnesty for illegal immigrants and spying on American citizens by the NSA. On Fox News Sunday on Nov. 3, Graham promised to introduce legislation that would ban abortions after 20...
  • Stirrings In South Carolina’s U.S. Senate Race (bad news for Lindsey!!)

    10/04/2013 5:24:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies ^ | 10/4/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s campaign is said to be in “meltdown mode” based on internal polling done in the wake of his conflicted votes on Obamacare last week. Already vulnerable among GOP voters due to a host of ideological betrayals (including his support for energy tax hikes, internet tax hikes, amnesty for illegal aliens and domestic spying), Graham’s tortured “opposition” to Obamacare has reportedly caused his perilous position to erode even further. How much further? FITS was not provided with specific details on the poll – but one source close to Graham’s camp tells us the organization has been “temporarily...
  • Lindsey Graham Polling Under 50 Percent in Primary, Could Face Runoff

    09/08/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 8 | Matthew Boyle
    Ten months out from his primary election against three different Tea Party candidates, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has dropped to below 50 percent in the polls, meaning he is particularly vulnerable to a runoff strategy conservatives have employed against him. Graham received just 42 percent of support from likely South Carolina GOP voters in an Aug. 25 poll of 500 likely GOP voters conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, reports. “These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote against any of his opponents,” Rosetta Stone Communications...
  • Can Lindsey Graham survive the Tea Party's wrath?

    08/26/2013 12:37:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 8/26/13 | Keith Wagstaff
    The senior senator from South Carolina may be the Bob Bennett of 2014 The angry rhetoric directed at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) by Tea Party conservatives is cranking up in volume heading into what could be a very contentious Republican primary in 2014. Graham has long been a staple of South Carolina politics, serving four terms in the House before winning the Senate seat vacated by Strom Thurmond in 2002. But now — just as happened when conservative Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) was mercilessly ousted by the Tea Party in 2010 for not being conservative enough — a number of...
  • Challengers to South Carolina Senator Are Lining Up on the Right

    08/26/2013 8:59:15 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 25, 2013 | Kim Severson
    LAKE WYLIE, S.C. — Some of the early shots in the Republican primary battle against Senator Lindsey Graham have been fired from this tiny community on the northern border of the state where the Civil War began. Mr. Graham's challengers so far in the Republican primary campaign include Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel. A small group called Carolina Conservatives United, one of dozens organized loosely under the flag of limited government, low taxes and strict adherence to the Constitution, sent out images last week of a milk carton bearing Mr. Graham’s face and asked Gov....
  • Lindsey Graham challenger retweets ‘Nancy boy’

    08/07/2013 11:40:27 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/13 6:36 AM EDT | HADAS GOLD
    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s primary challenger retweeted a tweet that calls him “Nancy boy,” according to the Sunlight Foundation’s Politwoops, which monitors politicians’ deleted tweets. Nancy Mace on Tuesday tweeted: “RT @PaulSteel4: @nancymace we support you here in Florida. Nancy Mace vs Nancy boy graham.”
  • Lindsey Graham’s Primary Strength in Numbers

    08/06/2013 6:50:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 8/5/13 | Kyle Trygstad
    It was inevitable that the field of primary challengers to Lindsey Graham would grow, but the sheer number of ambitious Republicans seeking to oust the South Carolina senator may end up being the undoing of them all. With a new opponent entering the race over the weekend and another poised to join soon, the question is whether enough variables could fall into place to cause a different result this time. It’s possible, according to several South Carolina GOP operatives who spoke with CQ Roll Call in recent days. But it would take an extraordinarily large amount of money, extensive support...
  • Nancy Mace on Cavuto right now

    08/05/2013 1:36:55 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 33 replies
    Nancy Mace, candidate for SC senate and challenger to Linseed Graham on Cavuto right now
  • Lindsey Graham Challengers Line Up for South Carolina GOP Primary

    08/05/2013 5:44:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 8/5/13 | David Catanese
    An immigration advocate who talks to Democrats? Lindsey Graham is ripe for a Tea Party takedown. David Catanese reports from Goose Creek, S.C., where the senator’s second GOP opponent, Nancy Mace, unveiled her campaign. In her 14-minute kickoff speech, Nancy Mace never once uttered the name of the senior South Carolina Republican senator she’s aiming to oust. But the 35-year-old public relations consultant did name-check Jim DeMint, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee—vividly illustrating the anti-Washington Tea Party campaign template she’ll attempt to emulate in her primary challenge to Lindsey Graham. “Unfortunately our senator has a track record of...
  • Nancy Mace to announce primary challenge against Lindsey Graham

    08/01/2013 11:45:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 127 replies ^ | 8/1/13 | W. James Antle III
    The first woman to graduate from the Citadel is planning to challenge South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary next year. Charleston businesswoman Nancy Mace will head to Goose Creek Saturday to announce her Senate campaign, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. “This isn’t about one senator,” Mace told TheDCNF. “The only way to change Washington is to change who we send to Washington.” “Washington is out of touch,” she added. “Voters are frustrated. They’re looking for someone authentic.” In a June fundraising email, the Senate Conservatives Fund listed Graham as one of three Republican senators the...
  • Lindsey Graham’s Tea Party Opponents Are Emerging

    07/26/2013 5:52:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies ^ | 7/26/13 | David Freedlander
    The contenders looking to primary the controversial South Carolina senator in 2014 are starting to come forward. Watch out, Lindsey Graham: the Tea Party says that you are next. Tea Party members demonstrate outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 19. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty) According to sources in South Carolina and within the Tea Party, at least two serious challenges to Graham are expected to emerge in the next few weeks. Dustin Stockton, a leading conservative activist and head of Western PAC, told The Daily Beast that he is headed to South Carolina next month to help build a ground...
  • Recall Lindsey Graham & Replace with Conservative

    07/16/2013 6:57:40 PM PDT · by publius321 · 16 replies
    It is time for the GREAT state of SC to set an example for the rest of the nation on how to deal with their mistake. Let Nikki Haley find another great replacement (in the Tim Scott tradition)until the next election. (video)
  • Graham says he expects a GOP primary test

    07/16/2013 5:42:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 7/15/13 | Adam Beam
    “I’m a Ronald Reagan conservative,” U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters before speaking to a few hundred people at the Columbia Rotary Club on Monday. “You get 80 percent of what you want, that’s a good day.”It’s the other 20 percent that could get Graham in trouble with S.C. GOP primary voters next year, when the Seneca Republican’s Senate seat is expected to be the main event in a primary season that will see voters deciding 11 statewide races.In February, Graham’s approval rating among S.C. Republicans was 71 percent, according to a Winthrop University poll. By April – about the...
  • Lee Bright: A true conservative to unseat H1B and amnesty-loving RINO traitor Lindsey Graham in SC

    05/07/2013 1:53:19 AM PDT · by Javeth · 12 replies
    This has been brought up before, but now there's apparently a ground-swell of support and a full-fledged grass-roots movement, to draft true conservative Lee Bright as a primary challenger to treasonous RINO Lindsey Grahamnesty in South Carolina. Lindsey Graham has sold us out many times before, but now he's gone way too far in supporting an America-ruining immigration reform bill centered on increasing the H1B visa and amnesty, at a time when our economy is still reeling from 5 years of Obama's mismanagement and the Depression it's caused. In joining up with his fellow treasonous RINO's in the Gang of...
  • A Woman Challenger (H-O-triple T) Rises to Primary Lindsey Graham

    04/09/2013 6:23:36 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 83 replies
    Insiders and grassroots activists are starting to zero in on a primary challenger to face off against embattled incumbent US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Graham has become extremely unpopular due to his votes on taxes, the NDAA, gun rights and his position on drones. He recently came out against Rand Paul’s filibuster, which created National backlash against him and is refusing to support Paul’s efforts to filibuster Obama’s attempt at Second Amendment restrictions.
  • Goodbye, Graham? Blogger Bruce Carroll (The Gay Patriot) to announce final decision on Senate run

    03/27/2013 1:24:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    LIVE TONIGHT AT 9PM EASTERN -- a special "announcement" edition of The @gaypatriot Report on @the405radio #tcot #SCsen #GP14— Bruce Carroll (@BruceCarrollSC) March 27, 2013 To campaign or not to campaign? Earlier this month, Carroll, the Twitterer formerly known as @GayPatriot, resigned his position at GOProud to focus on a potential run against Sen. Lindsey Graham. It looks like he’s finally made a decision, once and for all.
  • Lee Bright to be on Gleen Beck Radio at 10:30 (Lindsey Graham potential primary)

    03/21/2013 7:02:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    I will be on Glenn Beck today at 10:30am. Make sure to tune in! You can listen live online
  • Comedian Stephen Colbert's Sister Wins democratic primary in SC — and GOP’S Mark Sanford advances

    03/20/2013 7:58:44 AM PDT · by opentalk · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 20, 2013 | Billy Hallowell
    <p>CHARLESTON, S.C. (TheBlaze/AP) — There’s a House of Representatives electoral battle in South Carolina that’s everyone’s talking about — and for more than one reason.</p> <p>To begin, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert, always dreamed of a career in politics — and now she has a chance to realize that dream.</p>
  • Graham would face trouble in GOP primary (2011 poll)

    03/19/2013 12:58:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    Yesterday we put out a poll on Lindsey Graham's standing with the entire South Carolina electorate. Today we narrow it down to those describing themselves as regular Republican primary voters. 52% of them say that given the choice they'd pick a more conservative challenger in the 2014 GOP primary, compared to only 37% who say they'd support Graham under that scenario. It's a pretty simple calculus- Graham leads 47-40 on that question with Republicans who say they don't consider themselves to be members of the Tea Party but he trails 76-18 with folks who identify with that movement. The Tea...
  • Sources: Tom Davis Rethinking US Senate Decision (SC Lindsey Graham primary)

    03/19/2013 1:02:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 3/9/13 | fitsnews
    S.C. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) – the leading fiscal conservative in Palmetto State government and a hero to South Carolina libertarians – is reportedly rethinking his decision not to run against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2014. Davis has been inundated with requests that he challenge Graham after the left-leaning”Republican” attacked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) earlier this week. Paul’s “crime?” Daring to stand up for the most elemental of American liberties – the right not to get killed by one’s government without the benefit of due process. Anyway, while Paul was filibustering U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead...
  • Schumer: Immigration bill will be done by March (RINO Graham took his "cues" from RINO McCain!)

    06/07/2010 11:23:31 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 109+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-06-05 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday said he thinks that Congress can get immigration reform done by March 2011, if not by the end of this year. While speaking at a fundraising event for the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform in New York while on recess, Schumer praised his former negotiating partner Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), noting that Graham took his cues from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). "While Lindsey Graham is a great partner and he loves our bill," Schumer said, he really said his mentor was McCain, according to (snip) In 2007, McCain attempted to push through a...
  • Sen. Graham, tea partiers exchange words in Bluffton (will Tea Party primary Grahamnesty in '14?)

    06/02/2010 9:57:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,438+ views
    BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - There were some mixed emotions as members of the Tea Party Patriots welcomed Senator Lindsey Graham in Bluffton. It was all a part of a protest rally. A huge crowd filled the Bluffton Library to talk about the issues. It was an open discussion. The senator spoke and took questions from the audience. The topic getting the most attention was illegal immigration. Most in the crowd were against amnesty for illegals. "I promise you I will not work with anyone, Democrat or Republican, to do a damn thing on immigration until we secure our border," Graham...
  • Letter: (Lindsey) Graham out of touch with party, constituents

    11/16/2009 10:35:59 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 782+ views
    The Nov. 12 story about Sen. Lindsey Graham found on Page 4A belonged on the front page in my opinion. ("Charleston County GOP censures U.S. Sen. Graham") Graham does not represent the policies of the Republican Party. He is a RINO, Republican In Name Only, who should exit the party like Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. I have written and called the senator often regarding his opinions and his voting record, but of course received no response. He doesn't seem to care what his constituents think or believe. Why I voted for this man I'll never know. He doesn't deserve to...
  • (Lindsey) Graham avoids another censure (RINO smackdown alert)

    11/16/2009 10:31:55 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,777+ views
    The Post & Courier, Charleston, SC ^ | 2009-11-17 | Dave Munday
    GOOSE CREEK -- U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham escaped another censure Monday after his chief of staff promised a meeting with disgruntled Berkeley County Republicans. The Charleston County Republican Party's executive committee passed a resolution last week censuring Graham for departing from their values. They were unhappy that Graham is siding with Democrats who believe in global warming for an energy bill, that he supported the federal bank bailout and that he favors granting amnesty for illegal aliens and that he called those who disagree with him on the issue bigots. Berkeley County Republicans showed up at their executive committee meeting...
  • Criticism of Graham may get worse, expert says ("Lindsey Graham is the next Arlen Specter")

    11/15/2009 2:58:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies · 2,197+ views
    Daily Journal / Daily Messenger, Seneca, SC ^ | 2009-11-11 | Jessica M. Sibley
    CLEMSON — While political supporters of Sen. Lindsey Graham continue to be widespread, the criticism he’s facing now may only get worse down the line, especially in 2014 when he’s up for re-election. David Woodard, a political scientist at Clemson University, said times now are different, and voters aren’t crazy about moderates. “Moderates generally don’t do well in S.C.,” Woodard said. “The electorate here likes people who are more ideological and willing to ‘take a stand.’ Look at Jim DeMint, he is waltzing to re-election without any opponent, and is likely to win overwhelmingly. He is perceived as ‘strong’ while...