U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Seneca Republican, has endorsed Mark Sanford in his run for the 1st Congressional District.
"Mark has a proven track record cutting spending and fighting government expansion, something we sorely need more of in Washington," said Graham in a statement. "The Obama Democrats already control the Senate, making the House of Representatives the last line of defense against the Democratic agenda. Let's not forget that when the Democrats controlled everything, we got ObamaCare and trillions of dollars in new debt. The bottom line is that no Republican or conservative independent can afford to sit on the sidelines for this race. In Congress, Mark will vote to cut wasteful spending, eliminate debt and make government work for the taxpayer. We need him in Washington."
Graham is godfather to one of Sanford's sons.