Lindsey Graham Censured By County GOP Organization In South Carolina

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is usually thought of as a loyal Republican in Washington — but he has now been censured by a county Republican organization back home, for working too much with the Democrats.

The Charleston County GOP has censured Graham, citing his work with Democrats on a climate change bill as the final straw, and saying that he he has weakened the Republican brand.

County party chairwoman Lin Bennett says a similar resolution will introduced at the state GOP convention next year.

Graham need not have any immediate worries about a primary challenge. He was just re-elected last year, and won’t on the ballot again until 2014.

Late Update: Greg Sargent has the full text of the censure resolution. It’s fun reading, including its line about how “U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham – in the name of bipartisanship – continues to weaken the Republican brand and tarnish the ideals of freedom, rule of law, and fiscal conservatism.”