Tags: lindsey | graham | tea | party | primary

Lindsey Graham: I Will Run as Conservative in GOP Primary

Sunday, 04 Aug 2013 02:08 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham compared himself to Ronald Reagan when asked about the growing number of Republican challengers seeking to unseat him in his bid for a third term.

Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of The Citadel, announced Saturday she will run against Graham in the 2014 midterms. Mace has tea party ties, and joins businessman Richard Cash in the race. Libertarian state Sen. Lee Bright has said he plans to announce his run in coming months.

"I’m going to keep being a social and fiscal conservative that focuses on our national security, takes care of our interests at home, like the Port of Charleston, working with my state officials and be a conservative like Ronald Reagan who will sit down with a Tip O’Neill to solve America’s problems," Graham said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

"I will continue to be Lindsey Graham, a solid fiscal and social conservative who wants to solve problems," he said. "That’s the future of the Republican Party."

Graham has a 92 percent conservative voting record from the American Conservative Union for 2012, but his support of Sonia Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court, voting for the bank bailout, and his work on the Senate immigration bill has earned him the wrath of many in the tea party movement.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> 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

Chamber Poll: GOP Rep. Gardner Ahead by a Nose in Colo. Senate Race

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 19:51 PM

Two major polls are showing the Colorado Senate race is almost tied, but one of the surveys shows the political climate  . . .

Ford O'Connell: Primary Battle Will Hurt GOP Senate Hopes in NC

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 18:35 PM

North Carolina has a Republican candidate capable of unseating Democratic incumbent Kay Hagen provided he can survive th . . .

Ford O'Connell: Tom Cotton Will Have Tough Race for Senate

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 18:02 PM

Republican Rep. Tom Cotton has a tough road ahead if he is going to defeat the incumbent name-you-know in a key Arkansas . . .

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