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Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has undergone quite a transformation over the last 18 months. At one time, he was one of the more pragmatic members of the Senate GOP Conference. It wasn’t that long ago he was censured by county Republican organizations in South Carolina for not being conservative enough. Not that he kept him from winning re-election; he won in 2014 with 55 percent. Now, with few exceptions, he is on board the Trump bandwagon. Without attempting to diagnose the causes of Graham’s transformation, it has elevated his standing with conservatives in the state and likely spared him a competitive primary. There are two candidates challenging him for the nomination, but neither is likely to get any traction. The presumptive Democratic nominee is former state party chair Jaime Harrison. Harrison, 43, grew up in Orangeburg and earned a scholarship to Yale University where he graduated in 1998 with a degree in political science. After college, he spent a year teaching at his former high school in
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