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June 01, 2015

Lindsay Graham: I'm Running for President or Something

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CENTRAL, S.C. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Monday returned to the neighborhood where he was raised and announced that he is running for president, injecting a hawkish foreign policy voice into a crowded field of Republican contenders.

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"I want to be president to protect our nation that we all love so much from all threats foreign and domestic," he told the crowd assembled in his hometown. "So get ready. I know I'm ready."

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As Mr. Graham traveled the country mulling a run, he mixed his usual wry humor with tough talk about terrorism. Speaking at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Iowa in April, the senator left no doubt about how he would handle the rise of the Islamic State group, also called ISIS or ISIL.

"If I'm president of the United States and you're thinking about joining Al Qaeda or ISIL, Im not going to call a judge," he said. 'I'm going to call a drone, and we will kill you."

On domestic policy, Mr. Graham has left himself vulnerable to criticism from within his party. Open to making deals with Democrats to move bills forward, he is often criticized for sounding like a Democrat on climate change, spending and immigration.

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