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Lindsey Graham To Endorse Jeb Bush For 2016 GOP Nomination

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SENATOR’S BACKING COULD FURTHER ERODE ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE’S SUPPORT

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush will receive the endorsement of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina … for whatever that’s worth.

Graham – who abandoned his 2016 presidential campaign after polling at less than zero percent support for months – endorsed Bush at a press conference in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday morning.

(No word yet on whether the two shared brunch and a round of golf afterward). 

“His endorsement is very meaningful and along with it come a lot of friends and supporters of his,” Bush told Fox News.

Really?

When he exited the presidential race, Graham was polling at 1.7 percent in early-voting South Carolina … down from a peak of 15 percent in mid-April.  That’s according to aggregate polling data from Real Clear Politics.

That’s right … dude was drawing 1.7 percent support in his home state.

Graham’s endorsement came a day after Bush failed to make an impact in a “Republican” presidential debate in North Charleston.  The one-time GOP frontrunner is currently polling at 8.5 percent in the Palmetto State – down from a peak of nearly 18 percent last spring.

Bush hailed Graham as “the most knowledgeable person on the Hill as it related to national security, military affairs and foreign policy.”

Is that true, though?

No.  Graham’s “military experience” has been widely mocked, and his support for U.S. armed intervention all around the globe is unsustainable fiscally – to say nothing of counterproductive when it comes to our national security.  It also puts American weapons in the hands of some exceedingly unsavory characters.

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