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The 4 Primaries to Watch This Week
National Journal, by Scott Bland & Zach C. Cohen

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Posted By:StormCnter, 6/9/2014 9:45:24 AM

After the excitement of last week´s late-night primaries, this week´s nominating contests look a little more sedate. But there´s still plenty to keep an eye on as voters in five states head to the polls Tuesday. Here are the top four primaries to watch on June 10. SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE At the beginning of last year, Sen. Lindsey Graham looked like a prime example of the type of GOP incumbent getting challenged in primaries these days. Since then, he´s turned into a prime example of the type of Republican who escapes such a fate somewhat comfortably. Graham´s moderate stances on climate change,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Susannah, 6/9/2014 10:15:43 AM     (No. 9878399)

I had no idea till now that Tim Scott has someone primarying him. Or sort of primarying him. I looked up Randall Young and couldn´t find anything about him. What was the point?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: beancounter, 6/9/2014 10:33:46 AM     (No. 9878427)

Lindsey Graham is enough to make me switch to Libertarian.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 6/9/2014 11:30:33 AM     (No. 9878496)

The Lindsay Graham primary (and I call it that on purpose) should be a lesson. You can´t beat the incumbent if you have multiple candidates running against him/her. This is why the Dems finance them, the GOP establishment secretly finances them. It confuses the voter and weakens the field. And we get Graham in the senate. Again.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 6/9/2014 11:50:49 AM     (No. 9878529)

Graham is more proof that you don´t beat a smart, well-funded incumbent unless you understand how to be a good politician. Too many of the challengers stink at politics. You can´t put your foot in your mouth. You have to show the voters a benefit in voting for you and replacing the incumbent. You need to put forward reasonable positions. Cruz, Lee, Rubio, Paul got it. This year it looks like only McDaniel in MS gets it.

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