Tea Party Striking Out in Finding Lindsey Graham Challenge

Monday, 15 Jul 2013 11:52 AM

By Audrey Hudson

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
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.


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Ryan to Newsmax: Any Reform of Welfare Must Be Means-Tested

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:51 PM

In making his case for the overhaul of welfare programs, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday insi . . .

Paul Ryan: No Compromise on Closing Ex-Im Bank

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:19 PM

Amid recent rumors on Capitol Hill that House Republicans were going to "punt" on their intention to close down the Expo . . .

Wisconsin's Walker Buoyed by Voter ID, Union Law Victories

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 16:21 PM

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, fighting to win a second term, was buoyed by his state's high court with victories upho . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved