ELECTION 2014: Anti-Graham PAC says it knows how to extend primary runoff

Posted by JAMIE SELF on February 17, 2014 

On left: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. On right from top: Senate challengers Bill Conor, Richard Cash, Lee Bright, Nancy Mace

COLUMBIA -- A political committee opposing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's re-election bid says it has found a way to extend the state's election runoff period beyond two weeks.

The group, Carolina Citizens United, will hold a press conference Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the State House to discuss a complaint the group plans to file with the U.S. Department of Justice about South Carolina elections. A news release about the event does not mention why the group thinks it can extend the time for the primary runoff.

The Republican candidates challenging the two-term Seneca Republican in June's primary have said their best chance at defeating Graham is to hold him to 50 percent of the vote or less, forcing the senator into a two-week runoff where one of them may have a chance to defeat him.

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