Incumbent senator eclipses crowded field in S.C. Republican primary

Reporters talk to U.S. Senator Graham as he arrives for weekly Republican caucus luncheon at U.S. Capitol in WashingtonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina looks poised to be the latest member of the Republican establishment to fend off a primary challenge from the Tea Party, overcoming criticism from some members of his party that he is not conservative enough. Graham’s fundraising and poll numbers far outpace his six opponents’ in Tuesday’s primary election.

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