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Graham’s Bitter Closing Pitch: Libs Hate Me, So Vote for Me


CHARLESTON, S.C.—Three days away from the toughest election of his life, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has a succinct pitch to South Carolina voters for six more years in Washington: more judges, more Trump, and more owning the libs.

At a parking lot outside Charleston on Saturday evening, a punchy Graham popped off his campaign bus after a long day of campaigning and tossed plenty of red meat—and more than a few one-liners—to an adoring crowd of roughly 100 GOP faithful decked out in Trump hats and Graham stickers.

Graham spent as much time attacking his opponent Jaime Harrison’s policies as he did Harrison’s fundraising—a record-shattering $108 million haul as of mid-October—and his base of support from liberals nationwide motivated to take Graham down after his dramatic outburst during the 2018 confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh.

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