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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

Political Highlights: S.C. House, 1993-95; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2003; sought Republican nomination for president, 2016; U.S. Senate, 2003-present
Born: July 9, 1955; Seneca, S.C.
Residence: Seneca
Religion: Southern Baptist
Family: Single
Education: U. of South Carolina, B.A. 1977; U. of South Carolina, attended 1977-78; U. of South Carolina, J.D. 1981
Military Service: Air Force, 1982-88; Air Force Reserve, 1988-89; S.C. Air National Guard, 1989-96; Air Force Reserve, 2003-15
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations - Chairman); Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Personnel - Chairman; Strategic Forces); Budget; Judiciary (Constitution; Crime & Terrorism - Chairman; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts; Privacy, Technology & the Law)

Election History
2014generalLindsey Graham (R) 672,94154.3
Brad Hutto (D) 480,93338.8
Thomas Ravenel (WRI) 47,5883.8
Victor Kocher (LIBERT) 33,8392.7
2008generalLindsey Graham (R) 1,076,53457.5
Bob Conley (D) 790,62142.2
2002generalLindsey Graham (R) 595,21854.4
Alex Sanders (D) 484,42244.2
Ted Adams (CNSTP) 8,2020.8
Victor Kocher (LIBERT) 6,6480.6
2000generalLindsey Graham (R) 150,17667.8
George Brightharp (D, UC) 67,17430.3
Adrian Banks (LIBERT) 3,1161.4
LeRoy Klein (NL) 1,1220.5
1998generalLindsey Graham (R) 129,04799.7
1996generalLindsey Graham (R) 114,27360.3
Debbie Dorn Pracht (D) 73,41738.7
Linda Pennington (NL) 1,8351.0
1994generalLindsey Graham (R) 90,12360.1
James Bryan (D) 59,93239.9
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South Carolina is 12th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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