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Sen. Graham: All 20 GOP Candidates 'Think We Can Beat' Hillary

By    |   Sunday, 12 Apr 2015 06:28 PM

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is one of about 20 Republicans who have signaled a likelihood to run for president in 2016, and he says there's a good reason so many in his party have stepped up to face the likely Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.

"The reason there's 20 Republicans running is that all of us think we can beat her," Graham said Sunday on CNN in the lead-up to Clinton's official announcement on Sunday.

Clinton will have a problem following eight years of Barack Obama in the White House, Graham said.

"If she can make a case she different than him then she'll have a chance," Graham said. "If she can't, game, set, match."

Graham slammed Clinton's record as secretary of state.

When challenged by CNN's Dana Bash that Clinton had advocated arming the Syrian rebels as has Graham, he admitted that one bright spot, but asked, "Where was she on Benghazi?

"How did she behave as secretary of state when it came to withdrawing troops from Iraq? She set the reset button with Russia. How well is that working out?" he asked.

Clinton empowered a failed foreign policy more than she stood up to it, he said, adding that when she did stand up to Obama she was ineffective."

Bash asked Graham about his recent comment that Clinton would be more likely to get a good deal on Iran than his fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul. Would Graham vote for Paul over Clinton if that ended up being the general election matchup, Bash asked.

"I would vote for Sen. Paul because he's a Republican, and I would oppose his foreign policy when I had to," Graham said, adding that he agrees with Paul on the economy.

Their only major disagreement, he said, is on foreign policy.

Paul is "a good libertarian," Graham said. "He believes in Fortress America."

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