Latest Republican Eying 2016: Graham

And Mike Huckabee says he'll make a decision about a run in spring
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Latest Republican Eying 2016: Graham
In this 2014 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks in Columbia, SC.   (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

The latest Republican testing the 2016 waters is longtime Senate stalwart Lindsey Graham, who tells Meet the Press today that he's already formed a committee and that he's "definitely going to look at it." Graham, who's spent a dozen years representing South Carolina, half of those as a frequent critic of President Obama's foreign policy, says he wants to see "whether or not a guy like Lindsey Graham has a viable path" to a GOP nomination, reports Politico. "I think the world is falling apart, and I’ve been more right than wrong when it comes to foreign policy," he continues, as per the Hill. "But we’ll see."

Graham has the approval of Senate BFF John McCain, notes the Washington Post; the two-time GOP nominee joked last week about his "illegitimate son," before adding "I am strongly encouraging Senator Lindsey Graham, particularly with the world the way it is today" to look into a run. Graham also has a potential rival in Mike Huckabee, who told ABC today that there's "a very strong likelihood that some time later in the spring, which has always been my timetable, I'll make some kind of a declaration and clearly state my intentions, I'll put it that way." (More Lindsey Graham stories.)

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