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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Practical politics

Almost no one in South Carolina supports Lindsey Graham's bid for president, but after he eventually flames out, he will still be the state's senior senator, so donors are hedging their bets:
South Carolina political donors continue to give more to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and his long-shot White House bid than any other candidate. 
The Seneca Republican has raised $1.3 million in the Palmetto State since announcing his White House bid, according to campaign finance reports filed late Thursday.More than $500,000 of Graham’s S.C. support has come from Charleston, Columbia and Greenville donors combined. In-state donors gave him $410,000 from July through September, more than any other candidate received during the period. 
Graham – struggling in the polls and in the race for cash – raised just $1 million in 2015’s third quarter, finishing September with $1.7 million to spend.

Boy Rubio, who was former Senator Jim DeMint's pet during his 2010 race for the Senate in Florida, has only raised $266,000, but is still whuppin' Graham in the polls. 

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