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Lindsey Graham Wants Social Issues To Be A Factor In 2014

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“The goal is to have a vote in 2014, to make sure we vote on it,” Graham said of his bill in an interview with National Review's Robert Costa. “It’s worth having this debate. The more people understand what we’re trying to do, the more public support will grow over time."

“Due to the Democrats’ control of the Senate, it’ll be tough to get a majority,” Graham added. “But we should push for a vote.”

Three Republicans have already announced their intention to challenge Graham next year. A poll last week showed his approval rating among GOP voters in South Carolina taking a steep dip.