July 25, 2014

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

  • District: Senior Senator from South Carolina
  • Residence: Seneca
  • Born: July 9, 1955; Seneca, S.C.
  • Religion: Southern Baptist
  • Family: Single
  • Education: U. of South Carolina, B.A. 1977 (psychology); U. of South Carolina, attended 1977-78 (public administration); 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-present
  • Political Highlights: S.C. House, 1993-95; U.S. House, 1995-2003; U.S. Senate, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water; Labor-HHS-Education; State-Foreign Operations - Ranking Member; Transportation-HUD); Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Personnel - Ranking Member; Seapower); Budget; Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights; Crime & Terrorism - Ranking Member; Privacy, Technology & the Law)
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State Information: South Carolina

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Lindsey Graham (R) 1,076,534 57.5%
Bob Conley (D) 790,621 42.2%
2002 general Lindsey Graham (R) 595,218 54.4%
Alex Sanders (D) 484,422 44.2%
Ted Adams (CNSTP) 8,202 0.8%
Victor Kocher (LIBERT) 6,648 0.6%
1996 general Strom Thurmond (R) 619,739 53.4%
Elliott Close (D) 510,810 44%
Richard T. Quillian (LIBERT) 12,988 1.1%
Peter J. Ashy (REF) 9,740 0.8%
Annette C. Estes (NL) 7,691 0.7%
1990 general Strom Thurmond (R) 482,032 64.2%
Bob Cunningham (D) 244,112 32.5%
1984 general Strom Thurmond (R) 644,815 66.8%
Melvin Purvis Jr. (D) 306,982 31.8%
1978 general Strom Thurmond (R) 351,733 55.6%
1972 general Strom Thurmond (R) 426,601 63.5%
1966 general Strom Thurmond (R) 271,297 62.2%
1960 general Strom Thurmond (D) 330,164 100%
1956 special Strom Thurmond (D) 251,907 100%
1954 general Strom Thurmond (ID) 143,444 63.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 44.9% John McCain: 53.87%
2012 : 44.09% : 54.56%
2004 John Kerry: 41% George W. Bush: 58%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 57%
1996 Bill Clinton: 44% Robert Dole: 50%
1992 Bill Clinton: 40% George H. W. Bush: 48%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 38% George H. W. Bush: 62%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 36% :