Graham Takes Aim During Campaign Swing Through New Hampshire

Oct 8, 2015

During the first leg of a 10-day campaign trip through New Hampshire Thursday, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham stopped at gun accessories company Samson Manufacturing in Keene.

While there, the GOP presidential candidate took a turn with the merchandise, hitting targets with both a 12-gauge shotgun and an RK-15 assault rifle. On his next visit at the Cheshire County Fish & Game Club, the senator also tested out his shooting skills by hitting nearly every skeet disk that flew his way.

This wasn't Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina's first time shooting skeet. Graham hit nearly every disk while at the Cheshire County Fish & Game Club in Keene.
Credit Paige Sutherland/NHPR

He joked, "If shooting matters, I think I won New Hampshire."

On Friday, Graham will visit Sig Sauer in Epping where he will testing out handguns. But despite logging a lot of hours in New Hampshire, Graham has been trailing in the polls, pulling in around one percent.

That back-of-the-pack standing doesn't bother him, Graham said: "I wouldn’t be coming up here a lot if there was not a market for what I had to offer."

Graham will be with Sen. John McCain, two-time winner of the New Hampshire Republican Primary, on Friday and through the weekend.