South Carolina GOP chafes under Graham

South Carolina GOP chafes under Graham

By Ben Schreckinger (Politico) –

South Carolina’s Republican power brokers are facing a Lindsey Graham dilemma.

Wide-open nominating contests don’t happen every day, and the state’s high-stakes primary offers them a chance to hitch their political fortunes to a rising star, the earlier the better if they’ve made up their minds.

Few believe their senior senator has a real shot at being that nominee, but his operation has worked hard to lock down support in the state, and few Republicans are eager to show their disloyalty by endorsing another candidate too soon.

With autumn looming, many are getting antsy.

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