Jeb Bush Wins Endorsement of South Carolina Sen. Graham

Jan 15, 2016

 

Jeb Bush
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Republican president candidate Jeb Bush has scored the endorsement of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

A spokesperson for the Bush campaign said Graham will announce his endorsement later Friday.

Graham has been a coveted endorsement for candidates running for the Republican nomination since he holds major clout in South Carolina, one of the critical early voting primary states.

 

Bush was initially considered a heavy contender for the Republican nomination for president, but his campaign eventually lagged behind candidates like businessman Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who have positioned themselves as anti-establishment alternatives.

  

Graham launched his own presidential campaign last summer, but dropped out of the race last month having mustered little support in the polls.