Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham Is ‘91% In’ the Race for the GOP Nomination

By on 4.20.15 | 11:49AM

"Ninety one percent" is a rather arbitrary number, but I suppose Lindsey Graham, when not speaking on the subject of bombing a random nation into the ether, is a very arbitrary person. Shocked, apparently, by the lack of attention being paid to his bid for the Presidential nomination, Graham told reporters this weekend that he's "91% in" the race for the Presidency, and that we should all expect a surprise announcement any day now. 

He has, of course, yet to raise enough money to compete with Marco Rubio, who has raised $40M and Ted Cruz, who is reportedly a record-breaking fundraiser. But fear not, someone is going to like Lindsey's message. He's sure of it.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he’s “91 percent sure” he’ll get into the 2016 presidential race -- inching closer to a longshot challenge to the well-funded Republican front-runners.

Lindsey Graham Jokes That He Would Use the Military to Contain Congress

By on 3.12.15 | 11:55AM

Lindsey Graham is about as far from a serious candidate for President as possible, but every once in a while you get a hint of something lurking just below the surface. It's not a good thing, necessarily, but enough of an inkling to realize that Lindsey Graham does indeed have a contingency plan if and when he is declared supreme benevolent dictator of this United States. 

Yesterday, when asked what he would do if things got out of hand in his negotiations with Congress as President, Graham jokingly posited that he'd round up the military and position them at all of the exits so that no one left town until he said so.

…[A]nd here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States: I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We’re not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts.

Lindsey Graham Is Confused By This Series of Tubes

By on 3.8.15 | 6:10PM

This weekend, the presumptive Republican Presidential candidates kicked off what will be the longest leg of their pre-campaign careers: the endless slog through farm-centric events in flyover country in a vain effort to win over Iowa's caucus voters who haven't actually selected a viable Presidential candidate in at least the last three contests. 

Can Conservatives Force Lindsey Graham Into a Runoff Tonight?

By on 6.10.14 | 6:02PM

The most-watched primary in the country tonight will be held in South Carolina as Republican incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham takes on six primary opponents. Graham, unpopular with many conservatives and grassroots activists across the country, is being blasted from the right for his votes and seemingly out-of-touch statements.

The question isn't whether Lindsey Graham will win tonight—he's outpolling all his challengers by a significant margin—but whether he'll net the required 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff with the second-place candidate. Many state and local papers reported that back in May, several of the candidates signed a pledge to support whomever Graham faced in the runoff if one occurred. This could cause serious headaches for Graham.

Let’s Twist Terms Again Like We Did Last Summer

By on 5.11.10 | 6:27PM

Copies of the Kerry/Lieberman/Graham/Not Graham carbon-cappin', ratepayer-screwin' bill are circulating via email in advance of its formal introduction tomorrow, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute offered a preview this afternoon.

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Lindsey Graham’s Climate Change

By 4.26.10

How an immigration amnesty may have cost Democrats bipartisan cover on cap and trade.

Lieberman: 60 Votes Attainable

By on 4.13.10 | 2:20PM

Connecticut's Independent Democrat Sen. Joe Lieberman is optimistic about passage of the climate/energy bill he's been working on with Democrat John Kerry and Republican Lindsey Graham, according to National Journal.


All the President’s Mavericks

By 10.16.09

The independent Republicans who usually give whoever is in the White House whatever they want.