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Dems: Graham's Call to Georgia Official May Be a Crime

Brad Raffensperger says senator seemed to suggest he should toss legal ballots

(Newser) - As Georgia's hand recount continues , Brad Raffensperger, its secretary of state, has been pushing back on President Trump's claims of voting fraud, as well as saying he's been pressured by fellow Republicans to dump enough ballots to overturn the election that's been called for President-elect Biden....

Graham Imagines Dark Future for GOP If Trump Concedes

'There will never be another Republican president elected again,' senator predicts

(Newser) - There's a whole lot more than the next four years riding on President Trump's concession or lack thereof, according to Lindsey Graham. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, the senator said, per the Hill : "If Republicans don't challenge and change the US election system, there will...

Trump Sons Demand Republicans Step Up

Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz among those defending president's claims

(Newser) - On Thursday, President Trump's eldest sons complained that too few Republicans were backing their father and his claims of a stolen election. "The total lack of action from virtually all of the '2024 GOP hopefuls' is pretty amazing," tweeted Donald Trump Jr., per the Hill . "...

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Lindsey Graham Fends Off Democratic Challenger

Senator beats Jamie Harrison in South Carolina

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham will keep his Senate seat. The South Carolina Republican fended off a challenge from Democrat Jamie Harrison in Tuesday's election, the AP reports. Harrison had raised a record amount, and the race was reported to be close, but the state remains strongly in support of President Trump...

Lindsey Graham's Been Pleading for Cash. It's Paid Off

GOP senator from SC raised $1M or so a day for first 2 weeks in October

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham has continued to rake in campaign cash in the closing days of his bid for a fourth term, raising about $1 million a day for the first two weeks of October. Early Friday, Graham's campaign said it had raised nearly $15 million in the first half of...

As Confirmation Hearings Wrap, Outcry Over a Hug

Dianne Feinstein's embrace of Lindsey Graham doesn't go over well on the left

(Newser) - A hug between Senate colleagues is getting a lot of attention. As Thursday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing wrapped up, Sen. Dianne Feinstein—the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary panel—took time to thank GOP chair Lindsey Graham. "This has been one of the best set of hearings...

Poll: Graham Has a Lead, but It's Complicated

Voters lack enthusiasm for their incumbent, and the undecideds could affect race

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham is up 6 percentage points over Democrat Jaime Harrison, a New York Times/Siena College poll shows, though there are several unsettled factors that could move that needle one way or the other. One of them is the finding that 12% of African American voters are still undecided,...

Confirmation Hearings May Be 'Last Stand' for Graham

South Carolina senator is in the spotlight as chairman amid his tight reelection race

(Newser) - Much is at stake in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, now underway in DC, and not just in court-related matters. The AP sees the hearings as a possible "last stand" for Lindsey Graham. The 65-year-old South Carolina Republican is locked in a tight race...

$57M Worth of Bad News for Lindsey Graham

His Democratic challenger just shattered a congressional fundraising record

(Newser) - South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison has shattered congressional fundraising records, bringing in $57 million in the final quarter for his US Senate campaign against Lindsey Graham as the GOP tries to retain control of the chamber. Harrison's campaign said Sunday that the total was the largest-ever during a single...

Bad News for Lindsey Graham in His Senate Race

Cook Political Report just officially called it a 'toss-up'

(Newser) - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham made a plea for donations last month, saying he was being "killed financially" in the tightening race with Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison—but his situation has not improved since. The Cook Political Report has now shifted the race from "lean Republican" to a "...

Asking for Money, Graham Says, 'They Hate My Guts'

Senator says he's being outraised in South Carolina's close race

(Newser) - "I'm being killed financially," Sen. Lindsey Graham said in a Fox interview Thursday about fundraising for his reelection campaign. "This money is because they hate my guts." Graham made a plea for donations, prompting Democratic opponent Jaime Harrison to tweet , "Anybody else get the...

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Graham's Flip-Flop May Help Save His Seat

Rival calls him a hypocrite over court vote, but move could win over conservative SC voters

(Newser) - It's looking more likely by the day that Mitch McConnell will have enough Republican votes to confirm a Supreme Court nominee before the election. And one of the senators falling in line, Lindsey Graham, remains unapologetic about changing his mind on holding such a vote. While his critics are...

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GOP Senators: This Isn't Hypocrisy

'Reap what you sow': Lindsey Graham cites rule changes, Brett Kavanaugh treatment

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell and top Senate Republicans are expected to meet Monday to talk strategy on the Ruth Bader Ginsburg vacancy , and all GOP senators will meet Tuesday, reports Politico . McConnell can't afford any more defections toward his goal of confirming a nominee before the election, after Sens. Susan Collins...

Sen. Graham: I'll Green-Light Mueller's Testimony

'That request will be granted,' says the South Carolina Republican

(Newser) - This time, Sen. Lindsey Graham is willing to listen. The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he'll let Democrats call Robert Mueller to testify before the committee, the Washington Post reports. Graham had rejected such calls before but appeared to change his mind after Mueller penned a...

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Trump Swipes at Lindsey Graham

After court rulings on his tax returns, president faults senator's committee

(Newser) - Relations between President Trump and usual Senate ally Lindsey Graham appear to be fraying. On Thursday, in a series of tweets criticizing the Supreme Court's rulings on his financial records, Trump insisted he is being treated far more harshly than previous presidents, especially President Obama. “We have a...

Lindsey Graham Wants to Subpoena Russia Probe Officials

Senator schedules vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 officials

(Newser) - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is scheduling a vote that would allow him to subpoena more than 50 current and former officials who were involved in the Justice Department’s investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential campaign, as President Trump and his allies have launched a...

In Graham's Re-Election Bid, a Fundraising Surprise

Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison outraises the South Carolina incumbent

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham raised an impressive $5.6 million for his re-election campaign in the first three months of the year, behind only fellow Sens. Mitch McConnell and Martha McSally. But in a surprise, Graham's Democratic challenger in South Carolina raised even more—$7.3 million, reports the Post and ...

Here's the Story That Tanked Today's Rally

Sen. Bernie Sanders threatens to block $2T relief bill

(Newser) - The Senate's $2 trillion stimulus package ran into trouble Wednesday when Republicans looked at the fine print on unemployment insurance—and Sen. Bernie Sanders took a bold stand, CNBC reports. The provision allows for more unemployment insurance for a longer time, to help anyone who loses their job during...

Graham to Self-Quarantine After Exposure at Mar-a-Lago

Senator was at an event with Brazilian official who tested positive for coronavirus

(Newser) - Sen. Lindsey Graham has put himself in quarantine after being at Mar-a-Lago last weekend with a Brazilian official who's tested positive for coronavirus. Graham will work from home, his office said Thursday, while he awaits the results of his own test for the virus. President Trump was hosting Brazilian...

Jill Biden Fires Back at 'Friend' Lindsey Graham

'I don't know what happened to Lindsey. ... He's changed'

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham's repeated criticism of Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine appears to have cost him an old friendship. "Well, you know, Lindsey—I don't know what happened to Lindsey," Jill Biden said on CNN Monday. "We used to be great friends and friends...

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