To be clear, I haven't endorsed Lindsey Graham for Senate. Last year, I voiced an ad thanking him for support of Israel. It was not an endorsement for his reelection. In fact, I don't plan to endorse anyone in SC Senate race in the primary but I will certainly help in the general election if asked.

Obviously, Senator Graham's people are using the “Thank you” ad and treating it like an endorsement, but neither the PAC nor I personally have endorsed in the South Carolina Senate race.Please help me by sharing this statement with your friends across South Carolina so voters understand where I stand. Thank you!

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  • Peter Hoffman

    01/05/2014 10:35 AM

    Most people consider a public statement of "he's a great guy!" to be an endorsement. Among politicians things might be different but now we are getting into Clinton hair splitting territory.

  • Lisa Rose

    01/03/2014 09:59 AM

    I find it troubling that you are not endorsing Senator Graham in the SC primary at this time. You are endorsing other candidates being primaried. It seems you are afraid of the negative comments that come along with such an endorsement. If senator Graham is good enough for you to do commercials for his support of Israel & you praise his Conservative principals, he should be given your endorsement as well. It seems disingenuous to do otherwise. I can't contribute to your PAC if you try to have it both ways.

  • peter baldwin

    01/03/2014 02:14 AM

    well Mike, contrary to what you say here.....your commercial DEFINITELY comes across as an endorsement for much so that you will feel the repercussions.

  • Steven

    01/02/2014 11:52 PM

    Hmmmmm, while you didn't use the word 'endorse' you certainly praise him a lot in your ads! And they're airing at just the right time...
    You're also working with the SCCAA, a Graham front group.
    Unless you endorse another candidate, I'm counting this as an endorsement and will hold it as such..

  • "Duck" McDonald

    01/02/2014 11:33 PM

    Lindsay Graham is about as far from a "conservative" as one can get. He is one of the most liberal Republicans in the Senate. That's why true conservatives call him a RINO. Where does Huckabee get the idea Graham is a conservative? He only does enough conservative tricks to have something to flood his weak districts with in his campaign mailings.