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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talks to reporters as he arrives at a closed door briefing on June 4, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Graham: Without Immigration, Republican Survival ‘Bleak’

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he won a Republican primary last week in South Carolina with well-coordinated paid media and get-out-the-vote operations that defined him as “a conservative leader who gets things done.” “We had a lot of money, but we...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, departs from a news conference with other Republican Senators in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, departs from a news conference with other Republican Senators in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 50+1

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina needs a majority of votes in a seven-candidate primary election today to avoid a June 24 runoff between the top two finishers. Graham would be a heavy favorite to win a third term...

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Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

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Representative Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 2013.

Trey Gowdy’s Three Dogs: ‘Judge, Jury and Bailiff’

Trey Gowdy, we hardly knew ye. Suddenly the second-term congressman from South Carolina is performing the “full Ginsburg” on this morning’s TV and radio news talk shows. The seasoned federal prosecutor — six years prosecuting “the full range of federal...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Jeb Bush’s ‘Act of Love:’ Taking One For The Party?

In portraying a parent’s illegal border crossing as “an act of love,” Republican Jeb Bush has defined one of the boundaries of compassion in the presidential election campaign to come — whether he’s in it or not. Nearly two years...

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Representative Michael "Mike" Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30, 2013.

Rogers: Eyes on Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Living Rooms

Mike Rogers said the three magic names: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. It’s enough to gain any serious politician special notice. There’s another unspoken word here: Cumulus. That’s the company hiring the retiring Republican House intelligence chairman from Michigan...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC, right, leaves as Senator John McCain, left, R-AZ, answers a question following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 2, 2013.

Graham’s Party Threat Minimal: Poll

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is close to side-stepping a runoff in his re-election bid, and none of his opponents in his contested Republican primary are catching on with voters, according to a poll out today. Graham has the...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, center, in Washington, D.C.

Graham Launches Primary Air War

Sen. Lindsey Graham is launching an ad campaign aimed at Republican opponents in his South Carolina primary race. Graham, senior senator in the Palmetto State, faces five challengers to his Republican throne. State Sen. Lee Bright, businesswoman Nancy Mace, activist...

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks with reporters while walking to a meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2013.

Graham’s Approval Slips Among South Carolina Republicans

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s image among Republican voters has dimmed as he prepares to defend his seat from intraparty opposition. Graham has an approval rating of 45 percent and a disapproval rating of 40 percent among registered South Carolina Republican voters...

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