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.”
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 …