Tea Party Striking Out in Finding Lindsey Graham Challenge

Monday, 15 Jul 2013 11:52 AM

By Audrey Hudson

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South Carolina conservative activists are having a tough time finding a candidate to challenge incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham next year in a Republican primary, Patch reports.

A daylong meeting Saturday in Columbia with tea party activists and others — disillusioned with Graham's positions on immigration and Obamacare — ended with Republicans in the congressional delegation ruling out a challenge to Graham.

Reps. Trey Gowdy, Jeff Duncan and newly-elected Mark Sanford, the state's former governor, all have declined a bid for the Senate, leaving former 3rd Congressional District hopeful Richard Cash the only declared Republican challenger.

But Cash is coming up short of the money to mount a successful bid against Graham.

National Journal reports that Cash raised $270,000 in the second quarter but has only $240,000 cash on hand.

By comparison, Graham raised $1.4 million in the same time period and has $6.5 million in the bank.


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