US Sen. Graham and 6 GOP challengers debate

By JEFFREY COLLINSAssociated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The six Republican challengers trying to beat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham tried to position themselves at their only debate as the best choice to replace the two-term incumbent.

Graham spent his time at Saturday's debate defending his 12 years in the Senate. Graham says his challengers are too conservative and would threaten Republicans' chances to win back the US. Senate.

Lee Bright found fault with Graham supporting President Barack Obama's Supreme Court candidates. Det Bowers says Graham isn't principled enough. Richard Cash says Graham was wrong to offer amnesty to illegal aliens. Bill Connor says Graham doesn't follow the U.S. Constitution. Benjamin Dunn says a conservative wouldn't spend millions on his re-election. And Nancy Mace says the problem isn't Republicans, but politicians like Graham, who she says are entrenched in Washington.

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