South Carolina

June 14, 2014 7:55 PM

SC’s Graham ‘probably couldn’t have chosen a weaker lot’ of opponents

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., won the right Tuesday to define his primary victory — and his Tea Party opposition — on his own terms. Across the country, political candidates and observers are trying to determine how some establishment Republicans — Graham included — easily beat back Tea Party challengers and others — including U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia — lost, and what those results mean for the Tea Party movement.

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