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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 05:39 AM

Democrats Tinubu, Harrison Going After Lindsey Graham's Senate Seat

Democrats are beginning to line up to seek the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lindsey Graham.

In early May, Georgetown economist Gloria Bromell Tinubu, a former Atlanta City Council member and Georgia state representative and a South Carolina lieutenant governor candidate in 2018, announced she would seek the seat. Then, on May 29, Columbia attorney Jaime Harrison, the former state Democratic Party chairman, officially announced his intent to run for the Senate post. Harrison had formed an exploratory committee months ago and had long been teasing a campaign.

The Democratic hopefuls are seeking to knock off Graham, the third term senator from the Upstate. Next year’s election could be an intriguing affair for Graham, who once was a rival of President Donald Trump — he, at one point, said Trump was “unfit for office” and a “race-baiting, xenophobic bigot” — but has increasingly enjoyed a cozy political relationship with the commander-in-chief. A March Winthrop Poll showed Graham’s approval rating with GOP voters in South Carolina had risen more than 30 percent in a year.

In a splashy, comic-book-style video announcing his candidacy, Harrison leaned heavily into Graham’s shift toward Trump since the president took office.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/free-times/news/local_and_state_news/democrats-tinubu-harrison-going-after-lindsey-graham-s-senate-seat/article_654f60ea-83cd-11e9-a054-f75e505f7667.html

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beachbum bob Jun 2019 #1

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 07:58 AM

1. liberals should fund a third party intependent ultra conservative to run, bleed off votes


from Graham. This is a typical tacit that has worked against democrats well

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