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Graham No. 4 “Most Vulnerable” GOP Senator

Liberal Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) has been ranked by Roll Call as the fourth-most vulnerable “Republican” United States Senator heading into the 2014 elections. “Graham’s top primary challengers have so far raised a fraction of what the second-term senator has been able to bring in this year,” the inside-the-beltway website notes. “But…

Liberal Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) has been ranked by Roll Call as the fourth-most vulnerable “Republican” United States Senator heading into the 2014 elections.

“Graham’s top primary challengers have so far raised a fraction of what the second-term senator has been able to bring in this year,” the inside-the-beltway website notes. “But conservative state Sen. Lee Bright and Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of the Citadel, nonetheless see an opportunity against the senator with a record of bipartisan deal-making. The goal for each is to face Graham one-on-one in the runoff, when anything could happen.”

Graham is ranked behind U.S. Senators Michael Enzi of Wyoming, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Thad Cochran of Mississippi on the list.

Roll Call’s rankings are the first released since the GOP’s unconditional surrender to Barack Obama in the so-called “government shutdown”/ debt debate last week.

“The GOP brand overall may have taken a significant hit this month and caused at least some concern within the party about obtaining or keeping the majority in either chamber in the next couple of election cycles,” the website notes. “But the shutdown only fueled challenges to sitting Republicans.”

Especially those who surrendered before the first shot was fired … 

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10 comments

CNSYD October 23, 2013 at 10:58 am

The first brush estimate of the cost of the shutdown to DoD only is $600 million. The GOP really showed Obama and the Democrats didn’t they. They (the GOP) knew how it was going to turn out before they did it. If they didn’t, they are real dumbasses. Thanks GOP.

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Reality Check October 23, 2013 at 10:58 am

There’s no way that Graham loses. Sorry, wish it were otherwise.

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Smirks October 23, 2013 at 11:07 am

Haley won’t lose either. I have yet to see any evidence that either of them are really in danger.

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Mike at the Beach October 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Right and right again… How Roll Call makes the leap from Bright and Mace’s silly ability to “see an opportunity” to their assumption that these low-rent candidacies somehow make Sugarbritches one of the most vulnerable Republican senators is not explained, and is just that; quite a leap. Of course, this is also a tallest-midget-in-the-circus story as well. In most red states the “most vulnerable” Republican candidates aren’t truly that weak.

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Bill October 23, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I don’t care for Lindsey, but I will vote for him if thats what it takes to prevent us from being saddled with another Teanut out for a government check, government healthcare and government retirement.

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Charlemagne, King of France October 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm

vote third party. atleast their candidates appreciate your vote

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Charlemagne, King of France October 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I asked him to pubically come out against CISPA, my vote will hinge on that

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Cecil October 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

The Tea Party is on its way out. Their candidates will never win a national election. Mike Lee’s approval rating in Idaho has plummeted lower than Graham’s in South Carolina. The democrats may be more of challenge than any of the Tea Party nuts.

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MashPotato October 24, 2013 at 2:19 am

Mike Lee is from Utah.

Spike Lee is from Georgia.

The more you know…

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Cecil October 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Sorry about that, but Lee’s approval rating is dropping.

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