Sept. 1, 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 (U.S. senator) Lindsey Graham (R) 1,076,534 57.5%
Bob Conley (D) 790,621 42.2%
write-ins (Write-In) 4,276 0.2%
2002 general (U.S. senator) 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%
write-ins (Write-In) 666 0.1%
2000 general (SC-03 representative) Lindsey Graham (R) 150,176 67.8%
George Brightharp (D, UC) 67,174 30.3%
Adrian Banks (LIBERT) 3,116 1.4%
LeRoy Klein (NL) 1,122 0.5%
write-ins (Write-In) 33 0%
1998 general (SC-03 representative) Lindsey Graham (R) 129,047 99.7%
Ron Gilreath (Write-In) 388 0%
write-ins (Write-In) 14 0%
1996 general (SC-03 representative) Lindsey Graham (R) 114,273 60.3%
Debbie Dorn (D) 73,417 38.7%
Linda L. Pennington (NL) 1,835 1%
write-ins (Write-In) 4  
Bill Ramsay (Write-In) 1  
1994 general (SC-03 representative) Lindsey Graham (R) 90,123 60%
James Bryan (D) 59,932 39.9%
write-ins (Write-In) 13  
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% :