Graham: Race For President Turning Into NASCAR


The growing influence of super PACs is threatening to turn American politics into a commercialized charade, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) suggested in an interview published Wednesday.

“You may want to just wear logos if you’re running for president: ‘sponsored by so-and-so.’ I mean it’s going to get to be like NASCAR where everybody should put logos on your suit,” he told National Journal.

Graham said that all a campaign really needs is one major donor.

“Basically, if you can get an ideologically aligned rich person who believes in you … and they want to be a player in politics, you can keep a campaign going as long as the guy’s willing to write checks,” he said. “Which changes everything.”

The super PAC “West Main Street Values Fund” has formed to back Graham’s re-election in 2014.