Lindsey Graham's anemic presidential bid got a much-needed injection of cash this week as the Security Is Strength PAC
splashed out for a $1 million ad buy in the key primary state of New Hampshire.
The PAC's ads highlight the South Carolina senator's military and national security strengths.
"Nearly 15 years after the events of Sept. 11 rocked Americans to their core, radical Islam continues to wage an assault against our way of life. ISIS and other followers have targeted Americans with a campaign of terror, hate and destruction," the PAC said in a statement.
"Only one Presidential candidate — United States Senator Lindsey Graham — believes that a robust national defense is the only way to ensure our safety and freedom, allowing Americans to thrive, innovate and dream about a safer future for themselves, and for future generations."
Security of Strength touts Graham's 33-year military service — he was an officer in the Air Force, a member of the South Carolina Air National Guard, and later joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve, serving in the Gulf and Iraq wars.
"A U.S. Veteran, Graham is the only candidate who, as a reservist, consistently sought to defend his country through deployments to global hot spots like Iraq and Afghanistan," the group said.
"With so many brave men and women still fighting to preserve our way of life, we need a true commander in chief who is ready to lead from his first day in office."
The PAC, based in Hilton Head Island, S.C., called Graham "a stalwart advocate for our long-term national security interests; a fervent defender of pro-Israel policies and funding; and a tireless supporter of conservative efforts to cut wasteful spending, to reform entitlements and to make government more accountable to taxpayers ...
"We need a real leader who will not kick these problems down the road — but, instead, face them head on, so that our children and grandchildren can look forward to a brighter future."
Graham's GOP presidential bid has not fared well thus far. A Monmouth University poll
of Iowa Republicans released earlier this week showed Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson tied for first place with 23 percent apiece and Graham with about one percent.
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