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Sen. Graham Fends Off 6 Tea Party Challengers

South Carolina senator cruises to win
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2014 3:21 AM CDT

(Newser) – Only one big scalp for Tea Partiers from yesterday's votes: Sen. Lindsay Graham comfortably won his South Carolina primary yesterday, defeating six rival Republicans who complained he wasn't conservative enough, the AP reports. Graham—who had a $12 million war chest while his rivals had less than $1 million apiece—took around 57% of the vote, more than enough to avoid a run-off. Graham is heavily favored to defeat Democratic nominee Brad Hutto this fall, reports the Washington Post, which notes that the Tea Party's best chance of winning a Senate primary will be in Mississippi later this month, where a run-off will be held in the state's scandal-plagued GOP primary. (Read more Tea Party stories.)

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